Microphone Telefunken Ela M251

  • 4900.00 £
  • Published date: February 21, 2024
    • Slaidburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Microphone Telefunken Ela M251

⭕ Up for consideration is THE Holy Grail of microphones: the original vintage Telefunken Ela M 251.

As everyone knows it is very risky business purchasing such microphones on the internet these days.
However, this is not any 251, it is one that has been inspected 100%. So it is perfectly ready to record with for a very long time. This is an incredible deal considering the provenance and quality of the microphone.

All parts are 100% original to a vintage 251, including the crucial C12 capsule (the correct Ela M 251 C12, and not the 414 C12). The capsule is in AMAZING condition, has been carefully cleaned but NEVER reskinned.
Upgrades & maintenance have been numerous to make this a efficient and functional tool, here are a few:
_deoxidation of all relevant plated contact points throughout the system
_replacement of sub-par cable with Gotham GAC 7 keeping original ends
_Termination of two connectors to proper ground/shield scheme
_Installation of GAC 3 audiophile interconnect inside PSU
_Replacement of sub-par audio connect w/ NOS Doerfler GAC 3 material, Neutrik gold-plated connectors
_Precise voltage matching to NOS GE 6072A Five Star tube
_Extensive fine tuning of capsule
_All polar patterns have been inspected and work perfectly, which is often not the case on vintage 251s.
_Bonus Shock-Mount will be provided
_Deluxe SKB hardshell case

I will not take the mic apart to take photos of the inside since I am not qualified to do so. But please rest assured that everything is original.

Phone number ✆ 07624 130730

Slaidburn, Lancashire

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