Telefunken Elektroakustik ELA M 251E


General Information

ELA M 251E
Value in Hz
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz (±dB)
9599 €
50 mm
216 mm

Microphone Information

Transducer Type
Polar Pattern
  • Bidectional (Figure-8)
  • Cardioid
  • Omnidirectional
17mV/pa ± 1 dB
Signal to Noise
85 dBA
Equivalent Noise
Maximum SPL
Output Impedance
200 Ω

Arguably one the most beautiful microphones 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.

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.

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