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Built in South Windsor, CT, the Telefunken ELA M 251 is a recreation of the vintage Telefunken microphone (built by AKG) of the same name.

The ELA M 251 is nearly identical to the ELA M 251E -- the E designation is for "Export" which meant that the microphone was to be sold to the United States, and was equipped with a 6072 tube. The non-E version used the AC 701k tube, which broadcast studios could easily power with their existing N52 "cassette" module power supplies.

This 21st century Telefunken build of the ELA M 251 stays true to the original non-export microphones, and employs a NOS AC701k tube. The sonic difference between the two microphones is subtle, with the non-E version having a slightly softer high frequency response.

Product Specs

  • ELA M 251
  • Mint Green
  • 2010s
Made In
  • United States