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Telefunken ELA M 260 Cardioid Tube Condenser Microphone

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Available as a single mic or stereo set, the small diaphragm ELA M 260 from Telefunken 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.

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.

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.

The single ELA M 260 tube microphone includes 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.

The matched ELA M 260 Cardioid Stereo Set comes in a custom locking flight case that carries both M 860 cables, M 761 shock mounts, microphones, and an American-made dual-channel M 960S power supply unit. This power supply is fully regulated and will power one or both microphones simultaneously, and features a slow-ramping heater voltage to ensure vacuum tube longevity.

The ELA M 260 Cardioid Set system packages are supplied with one interchangeable TK60 cardioid capsule. Additional TK61 Omnidirectional and TK62 Hypercardioid capsules can be purchased separately.
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Phone:  860.882.5919 Warranty:  Diamond Series and R-F-T microphones: 90 day warranty for the capsule and tube and one year parts and labor for the amplifier, cable and power supply. Extended to 1 Year and 4 Years respectively once you register.

Product Specifications

Telefunken ELA M 260 Cardioid Tube Condenser Mic Specifications
  • Type: Vacuum Tube Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±3 dB
  • Power Source: External Power Supply
  • Capsule: TK60 Edge Terminated Small Diaphragm, Thread-on
  • Tube: NOS Philips 5840W
  • Transformer: TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik T60
  • Sensitivity: 19.5 mV/Pa, ±1 dB
  • THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): < 0.15%
  • Output Impedance: 200 
  • 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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