Telefunken ELA M 260 Condenser Tube Microphone


3.500 €

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The small diaphragm ELA M 260 is arguably one of the industry's finest acoustic and classical recording tube microphones, offering plenty of tone with excellent detail and clarity. While not a historically accurate reproduction of the original ELA M 260 like the Diamond Series microphones, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s version of the ELA M 260 is still built with the same attention to detail and level of quality that would be expected from a TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphone.

Sonic Characteristic

In use, the ELA M 260 has plenty of tone with excellent detail and clarity. It captures sources with a natural presence, making it a fantastic tool for recording acoustic instruments of all types. Violin, cello, upright bass, drum overheads, percussion, woodwinds, saxophones, strings, and especially acoustic guitar all shine through the ELA M 260. Also, despite its size, it has also served well on vocal applications. Its unique tonal character is very well suited for a myriad of applications, both traditional and not.

Circuit Design

The ELA M 260 system features a new circuit design based around a New Old Stock (NOS) EF732 / 5840W vacuum tube and a custom output transformer that is wound to exacting specification in the United States. The combination of these features yields a small diaphragm microphone that is unique while also bearing the qualities of the vintage microphones that it was based upon.

System Configurations & Accessories

ELA M 260 tube microphone systems include an M 902 power supply, M 860 25’ dual-shielded TX-7 tube microphone cable with right angle female XLR connector, M 761 elastic shock mount, and hard shell zipper carrying case.\

Technical Specifications

  • Type: Vacuum Tube Condenser

  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Hypercardioid

  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±3 dB

  • Power Source: External Power Supply

  • Capsule: TK60, TK61, TK62 - Edge Terminated Small Diaphragm, Thread-on

  • Tube: NOS Philips 5840W

  • Transformer: TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik T60

  • Sensitivity: 16.5 mV/Pa, ±1 dB

  • THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): < 0.15%

  • Output Impedance: 200 Ω

  • Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): 135 dB

  • S/N Ratio: 83 dBA

  • Self Noise (Amplifier): 11 dBA

  • Dimensions: 140 mm L x 20 mm Dia

  • Weight: 116 g

  • Included Accessories: Tube Mic Cable, Power Supply, Shock Mount, Foam Windscreen, Carrying Case

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