Telefunken ELAM-251-T 3-pattern Tube Microphone
Telefunken ELAM-251-T 3-pattern Tube Microphone

Telefunken ELAM-251-T 3-pattern Tube Microphone

Legendary ELA M 251 with a modern twist
SKU: ELAM251T
€ 12000.00 ex. VAT
€ 14400.00 incl. VAT
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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik introduces the new ELA M 251T, a microphone featuring the newly developed CK-13™ capsule. While based upon the classic ELA M 251 models, the ELA M 251T adds a very modern twist. That twist is the implementation of Alloy 2213™ as the diaphragm membrane material for the CK-13™ capsule. Alloy 2213™ is an amalgam of Titanium and Aluminum, which was originally developed for the aerospace industry.

Traditionally gold has been sputtered onto Mylar™ for the diaphragms of the historic CK-12 capsule. By employing Alloy 2213™, which is far more rigid than gold, the capsule that provides greater accuracy in the low frequency range by attaining a higher damping factor to the motion of the membrane. Alloy 2213™ is lighter than gold, and when combined with the edge terminated CK-12 system provides an "airy" and "delicate" representation of the upper frequencies. This affords the user a higher degree of detail in the recorded sound while still providing the depth of audio for which ELA M 251 microphones have been associated for decades.

The TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251T includes an edge terminated, dual backplate CK13 capsule, a variation of the traditional CK12. The 251T is capable of cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional polar patterns, just like the ELA M 251E. The amplifier circuit features a premium New Old Stock ECC801S vacuum tube and a Haufe T14/1 output transformer, the same found in the 251E and C12.

Though the 251T shares the same basic vintage-accurate construction of the 251E, it is wrapped in a sleek sulfamate nickel-plated finish to reflect the proprietary capsule technology.

Each ELA M 251T microphone comes complete with M 950T power supply, M 850T 25' Sommer tube microphone cable, Rycote shockmount, FC50 locking flight case and WB50 wooden microphone box.

Type: Pressure Gradient Condenser
Capsule: CK13 - 25mm Dual Sided Alloy 2213 Sputtered Membrane
Tube Type: TELEFUNKEN ECC801S (NOS)
Transformer: Haufe T14/1
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Bidirectional
Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz, ± 3 dB
Sensitivity: 11.5 mV/Pa, ± 1 dB
THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): <0.15%
Output Impedance: 200 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): 132 dB
S/N Ratio: 87dBA
Self Noise (Amplifier): 7dBA
Dimensions: 216 mm L x 50 mm Dia
Weight: 596 g
Current Draw from Mains: 80 mA
Power Supply: M 950T - 7 Pin Female XLR Input, 3 Pin Male XLR Output
Cable: M 850T - 25 ft Sommer Cable, Vintage Compatible 6 Pin Female Stand Mount, 7 Pin Male XLR
Wooden Box: WB50
Flight Case
FC50 - Vintage Style Locking Combination Flight Case, FC50S for Stereo Set

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All shipments are fully insured.

Bigger shipments requiring pallets or custom made crates ship to US, CA, JP, CN, AU and other outside of EU locations via DHL Air Freight, ETA is normally approx. 7-14 working days from pickup day zero.

Big shipments inside EU ship via different freight companies, recently mostly via ACE Logistics. Freight forwarders can use different courier companies for deliveries to final destinations.

Palletising and crating time can vary depending on the size of the shipment and packaging queue. We pack all our shipments with great care.

You are most welcome to pick your order up yourself from our Retrosonic Pro Audio showroom, studio and warehouse in Tallinn, Estonia.

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