ELAM-251
ELAM-251

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newTelefunken Telefunken ELA M 251

Reissue of possibly one of the most beautiful sounding microphones ever made.
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The Telefunken ELA M 251 is a large diaphragm valve condensor microphone, and is arguably the best sounding microphone ever made.

The Telefunken ELA M 251 was originally sold in two different types, being the 250E/251E which uses a 6072a valve, and the 250/251 that used a Telefunken AC-701 valve. The non suffix version of the Telefunken ELA M 251 was built for the standard requirements of the Austrian and German broadcast system. Both versions of the Telefunken ELA M 251 now have a legendary status in the recording world, but this status was not achieved overnight.

From 1947 when Neumann first built the U47 up until 1958, Telefunken distributed the Neumann mics and sold them under the Telefunken name with the Telefunken label on the badge. Then in 1958 Neumann chose not to renew the contract with Telefunken, at which point Telefunken got in touch with AKG to discuss creating a rival microphone to the U47. This rival microphone became known as the ELA M 251, and featured pattern s…

The Telefunken ELA M 251 is a large diaphragm valve condensor microphone, and is arguably the best sounding microphone ever made.

The Telefunken ELA M 251 was originally sold in two different types, being the 250E/251E which uses a 6072a valve, and the 250/251 that used a Telefunken AC-701 valve. The non suffix version of the Telefunken ELA M 251 was built for the standard requirements of the Austrian and German broadcast system. Both versions of the Telefunken ELA M 251 now have a legendary status in the recording world, but this status was not achieved overnight.

From 1947 when Neumann first built the U47 up until 1958, Telefunken distributed the Neumann mics and sold them under the Telefunken name with the Telefunken label on the badge. Then in 1958 Neumann chose not to renew the contract with Telefunken, at which point Telefunken got in touch with AKG to discuss creating a rival microphone to the U47. This rival microphone became known as the ELA M 251, and featured pattern selection between omni and cardioid patterns like the 47. When Neumann released the U48 with the additional bi-directional response, Telefunken combined the best of the 47 and 48 models to produce the Telefunken ELA M 251, which soon became the legendary mic it is today.

The Telefunken ELA M 251 produces truly a uniquely beautiful sound, unrivalled by the nearest alternatives. Manufactured as new today, the Telefunken ELA M 251 is for the truly discerning sound engineer, and will help one achieve the goal in the endless quest for tone.

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Gear Status

New Gear

Brand

Telefunken

Microphone Type

Condenser Pressure Gradient

Polar Patterns

Cardioid, Omni and Figure 8

Weight

20oz (567g)

Tube Complement

TELEFUNKEN AC701 (soldered into circuit)

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