In 1959, the original Telefunken of Germany ordered a series of microphones from AKG to replace the Telefunken/Neumann line of microphones. This series included the world famous Ela M 251 and Ela M 250 microphones, as well as the obscure, but extraordinary Ela M 270 stereo mic. The remaining two microphones in the series were the Ela M 260 and Ela M 261 small diaphragm microphones. |
An exceptional sounding microphone for all signal sources, Telefunken | USA’s Ela M 260 small diaphragm condenser features a New Old Stock Telefunken EF-732 tube and a custom wound transformer from AMI/TAB-Funkenwerk. It comes complete with a set of three interchangeable capsules (cardioid, hyper-cardioid and omni) as well as an adaptor to allow the use of most AKG CK series capsules along with other capsules made by Red / B.L.U.E. and JZ / Violet. Systems also include a wooden microphone box, 10-meter Gotham Audio cable, shock mount, mic clip, owner’s manual.
The new Ela M 260 from Telefunken | USA carries on in the spirit of the original. While not a direct copy of its ancestor, the new Ela M 260 exhibits many of the same qualities found in its historic namesake including a frequency response that will find a wide range of applications. As drum overheads and on acoustic instruments of all types, the Ela M260 will respond incredibly well, providing extraordinarily life-like results. We are confident that professional recording engineers and all recording enthusiasts will embrace the Telefunken | USA Ela M 260 as a valuable addition to their microphone selection.
Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient
Capsule: M260, M261, M262
Frequency Range: 20Hz / 20kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omindirectional, Hypercardioid
Sensitivity: 14MV/Pa = -37dB (0dB = 1v/Pa) -10bD
Impedance: 200 ohms
SPL: (for 1% THD @ 1KHz) 120dB
Non Linear Distortion
Equivalent Noise: 15dB (A-weighted)
Tube Type: EF732 Telefunken NOS
Power Requirments: Dedicated Power Supply
Weight: 4.2 oz (119g)
Size: 5 1/2" (140mm) length x 13/16" (21mm) diameter