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TELEFUNKEN Reintroduces TEC Award-winning ELA M 260 at WinterNAMM

Small Diaphragm Tube Microphone Now Available in Cardioid Only Package

Pictured is the TELEFUNKEN ELA M 260 Cardioid small diaphragm tube microphone system.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT, is reintroducing its 2010 TEC Award-winning ELA M 260 small diaphragm tube microphone at WinterNAMM 2020.

The ELA M 260 is now available in five configurations: ELA M 260 Cardioid Set and ELA M 260 Cardioid Stereo Set, both featuring the TK60 Cardioid capsule; ELA M 260 Master Set and ELA M 260 Master Stereo Set; and ELA M 260 Tri-Mono Set, featuring the TK60 Cardioid, TK61 Omnidirectional and TK62 Hypercardioid capsules.

One of the few small diaphragm tube microphones available today, the ELA M 260 is an ideal first choice for acoustic instrument recording, benefitting from the combination of small diaphragm precision and classic tube warmth. The 260 captures sources with a natural presence, making it a versatile tool for recording acoustic instruments of all types. Violin, cello, upright bass, drum overheads, percussion, woodwinds, saxophones, strings, and especially acoustic guitar, all excel with the ELA M 260.

All ELA M 260 systems include an M 860 25′ dual-shielded tube microphone cable with right angle female XLR and M 761 elastic shock mount, capsules, and an American-assembled power supply in a premium case. The combination of these features yields a small diaphragm microphone that is unique, while also bearing the qualities of the vintage microphones it was based on.

MAP pricing:
ELA M 260 Cardioid – $1295
ELA M 260 Master Set $1495
ELA M 260 Cardioid Stereo Set – $2495
ELA M 260 Master Stereo Set – $2895
ELA M 260 Tri-Mono Set – $4295

Hear the entire line of TELEFUNKEN mics at WinterNAMM Booth #15121

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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik strives for absolute perfection. By offering historic recreations of classic microphones alongside their own proprietary designs based around the distinctive tube mic sound, TELEFUNKEN has established a product line that expertly combines vintage style and sound with the reliability of a modern-day microphone design. TELEFUNKEN’s commitment to both the sonic excellence and quality of all of their products is rivaled only by their dedication to provide the best possible service to their customers.