Telefunken USA ELA M 26 Tube Stereo Recording Microhone Set


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The small diaphragm ELA M 260 has become a staple for use in a multitude of recording applications due to its natural presence and high level of detail and clarity, especially in acoustic and classical applications

The ELA M 260 Stereo Set offers the user the knowledge and comfort that the tools they are using will give identical responses for their most important stereo recording.

Stereo recording techniques include X/Y coincidental pairs with the microphones in cardioid, and A/B spaced pairs with either cardioid or omni-directional patterns. Using these techniques, or others, in conjunction with a pair of ELA M 260's will result in an ideal recording set up for string sections, acoustic guitar, drum overheads, or as room microphones.

The ELA M 260 features an amplifier circuit based around a New Old Stock (NOS) EF-732 / 5840W vacuum tube and a custom output transformer that is wound to exacting specification in the United States. Each of these components is rigorously tested in Telefunken's laboratory prior to installation, and hand-selected for matched pairs. The capsules have matched frequency responses, the tubes have matched gain and noise specs, and the amplifier circuits have matched gain and frequency response.

The matched Stereo Set comes in a custom locking flight case that carries both M801 cables, M761 shock mounts, microphones, wooden boxes, and an American-made dual-channel M960S power supply unit. This newly designed power supply is fully regulated and will power one or both microphones simultaneously, and features a slow-ramping heater voltage to ensure vacuum tube longevity.

The ELA M 260 Stereo Set also features two sets of 3 interchangeable capsules: the TK60 cardioid, TK61 omni, and TK62 hypercardioid, so the user can have the flexibility to record their source material in any way they wish.

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Things You Will Get:

  • ELA M 26 Tube Stereo Recording Microhone Set
  • Locking Flight Case
  • Stereo Power Supply
  • 2x TK60 Cardioid Capsules
  • 2x TK61 Omni Capsules
  • 2x TK61 Hypercardioid Capsules
  • Capsule Cases
  • Wooden Mic Boxes
  • Shock Mounts
  • 25' Accusound Dual-shielded Right-angle Cable
  • Stereo Bar
  • Windscreens


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Sensitivity 16.5 mV/pa +/- 1 dB
Power Supply M 960S Dedicated Power Supply
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
Connections XLR-7 (F), XLR-3 (M) output
Impedance 200 Ohms
Polar Pattern Multi-Pattern
Self Noise 11dB
Warranty Info:

Our products are split into four levels: Vintage, Platinum, Professional, and R-F-T. The R-F-T series of microphones, which include the AK47 and the M16 MkII, have a five year warranty. The Professional level of microphones, which includes the Ela M 251/250F, Ela M 12F, RM-5C, and the Ela M 260, offer a one year warranty. The Platinum level of microphones, which includes the Ela M 251/251E, the Ela M 12, the Ela M 270, the "CineMike," and the U 47 M, come with a five year warranty. The Vintage series microphones, which includes the Ela M 251V, the Ela M251VAC, the Ela M 12V, and the U 47 M with the VF-14 tube, also come with a 5 year warranty. However, the tubes found in the microphones are not covered under warranty.