Telefunken ELA M251 T
Valve Condenser Microphone with Titanium Alloy Capsule
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik introduces the new ELA M 251 T, a microphone featuring the newly developed CK-13 capsule. While based upon the classic ELA M 251 models, the ELA M 251 T 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 Aluminium, 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, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has developed a capsule that provides greater accuracy in the low frequency ranges of the audio spectrum 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 ranges of the audio spectrum. 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.
After extensive R&D, the perfect diaphragm tuning and fabrication was achieved, resulting in a microphone capsule that can better withstand moisture, smoke, and extreme volume, thus requiring less maintenance over the years, and provides the user a superior capture of the sound to be recorded.
The ELA M 251T also sheds the classic mint green body color of the ELA M 250, 250E, 251 251E & ELA M 270 in favor of a sleek sulfamate nickel-plated finish to reflect the proprietary capsule technology. The ELA M 251 T System comes complete with capsule, amplifier featuring a NOS TELEFUNKEN ECC81 vacuum tube, power supply, and 4-year warranty. Included in the package is a stand-mount cable connector, ruggedly-built power supply, wooden microphone box, and a classic leather bound locking tweed flight case.