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Mic Roundup Part 2: Affordable Tube Condenser Mics
The Telefunken ELA M 251 Classic Tube Microphone Stereo Set is a matched stereo pair of Telefunken ELA M 251 tube condenser microphones.
The ELA M 251 is regarded as one of the most essential microphones in recording, and is sought after by leading industry professionals, recording studios and artists. The ELA M 251 sits in line with Telefunken's history of quality professional microphones, and its lineage can be traced back to the original Neumann U-47 microphone produced in 1947 (distributed by Telefunken).
The ELA M 251 with the Telefunken AC701 tube, which is soldered into circuit, can be found in countless recordings throughout history. The mic's capsule houses the famous CK12 1" dual-sided gold-sputtered diaphragm, and the switchable cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8 polar patterns are accessible on the microphone itself.
The ELA M 251 stereo set will allow recording engineers to employ a variety of stereo recording techniques, including X/Y coincidental pairs when utilizing the mics in their cardioid patterns, or A/B-spaced pairs while using the mics in either cardioid or omni. Designed for convenience, the set comes with a dual microphone-capable power supply included. Each component is hand-selected and matched to allow for as close of a match between the two microphones in each system as possible. Capsules are tuned to each other, and transformers and tubes are tested for matched gain and frequency response.
Stereo pair with each component hand-selected to allow for as close of a match between the two microphones in each set as possible
The Telefunken ELA M 251 features the Telefunken AC701 tube which is soldered into circuit
Cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8 patterns
Custom dual power supply powers both mics at once
The famous 1" CK12 gold-sputtered diaphragm reproduces audio in pristine detail
Locking flight case that will carry both sets of microphones, cables, wooden boxes, and the dual power supply
In the Box
Telefunken ELA M 251 Classic Tube Microphone Stereo Set
ELA M 251 Tube Microphones
Wooden Storage Boxes
Locking Flight Case
Limited 1-Year Warranty (4 Years when Registered)
Table of Contents
Condenser pressure gradient
Cardioid, omnidirectional & figure-8
20 Hz - 20 kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level
Dedicated power supply
200 ohms stock / 50 ohms switchable
3-Pin XLR-M type (from power supply)
8.50 x 2" (216 x 51 mm) LxDiameter, mic
23 x 19 x 8" (584 x 483 x 203 mm) LxWxH
20 oz (567 g), mic
35 lb (15.9 kg), full kit
Telefunken Telefunken ELA M 251 Classic Tube Microphone Stereo Set Review