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Arguably the most beautiful sounding microphone ever produced, the Telefunken ELA M 251E has been featured on countless hits and classic recordings over the decades

Today, prime examples of vintage ELA M 250/251 (both "E" and "non E") microphones have become rare and highly sought after jewels, commanding tens of thousands of dollars on the vintage market. Telefunken Elektroakustik's historic recreations of the ELA M 251E exemplify the best qualities of the finest specimens of these legendary beasts, and they are true to the heritage of their 50+ year old brethren.

Sonic Characteristic
By virtue of its smooth, yet present, and open sonic character, the ELA M 251E large diaphragm tube microphone is a true classic with very few rivals. Ideal for vocals and acoustic instruments, the ELA M 251E offers an extended and focused low end, a detailed mid-range response, and a silky top-end.

Circuit Design
The Telefunken ELA M 251E includes an edge terminated, dual backplate CK12 capsule capable of cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional polar patterns, a 6072a vacuum tube and a Haufe T14/1 output transformer (the same found in the AKG Acoustics GmbH C12). Modern component choices allow for tighter tolerance specifications, better current handling and a lower self-noise than their vintage counterpart. Each reissue is 100% true in every detail to the original (the parts are interchangeable with the 50+ year old originals), and will deliver the same sonically opulent response that made the ELA M 251E one of the world’s most sought after recording tools.

Construction
The TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik recreation of the ELA M 251E large diaphragm tube microphone is exact in every detail, down to the historically accurate cosmetic finish and structural design. The amplifier circuit containing the vacuum tube and output transformer is housed in a molded plastic enclosure, while the capsule is suspended upon a moving polar pattern switch within the head grille. The classic diamond shaped TELEFUNKEN logo badge is attached to the front of the microphone with the ELA M model name engraved at the base of the headgrille.

Features:
  • Extended and focused low end, a detailed mid-range response, and a silky top-end
  • Edge terminated, dual backplate CK12 capsule capable of cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional polar patterns
  • 6072a vacuum tube and a Haufe T14/1 output transformer
  • Haufe T14/1 output transformer (the same found in the AKG Acoustics GmbH C12)
  • Includes power supply, 7-pin XLR cable, shockmount, flight case, and wooden storage box

Get your Telefunken USA ELA M 251E today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Power Supply
  • 7-Pin XLR Cable
  • Shockmount
  • Flight Case
  • Wooden Storage Box

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Matched Pair No
Microphone Type Large Diaphragm Condenser
Polar Pattern Multi-Pattern
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Self Noise 9dB
Dynamic Range (SPL) 138dB
Pad No
Low Cut Filter No
Capsule Material Edge Terminated, Dual Backplate CK12
Body Material Metal
Body Color White
Connector Type 7-Pin XLR
Power Requirements Power Supply Included
Weight 1.31 lbs
Dimensions 8.5" x 1.97" inches (LxD)
Series ELA Series
Model ELA-M251E
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.