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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik ELA M 270 Microphone  From TELEFUNKEN

The ELA M 270 offers the same exceptional sonic performance of the ELA M 251E in a stereo package.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik

Manufacturer's Description from TELEFUNKEN

 

One of the rarest microphones made by the original TELEFUNKEN GmbH was the stereo ELA M 270. Serial number 101 was discovered in the early 1980's in Europe and brought to the shores of America where it lived in Ocean Way Studios for many years as the crowned jewel in their world famous microphone collection.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik obtained this extraordinary piece of recording technology in order to recreate the design and offer it to the recording industry. Today, the original ELA M 270 resides at Blackbird studios in Nashville, but thanks to TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, you can have your very own.

Essentially a stereo version of the ELA M 251E, the ELA M 270 is available on a very limited, custom ordered basis, for the most discriminating of audio recordists.

The ELA M 251E is widely revered as a benchmark of hi-fidelity recording technology, and our ELA M 270 offers the same exceptional sonic performance in a stereo package. Perfectly suited for XY, M/S, or Blumlein techniques. Each capsule of the ELA M 270 offers selectable cardioid, bidirectional, or omni polar patterns.

Each TELEFUNKEN ELA M 270 stereo microphone is made to order. Exact custom matching of each component and capsules assures optimal stereo performance. Plus, utilizing either output of the microphone yields the same exceptional results as our TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik proudly offers you the opportunity to experience the ultimate stereo recording microphone: The ELA M 270.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik

About Manufacturer

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT has been following the tradition of excellence and innovation set forth by the original TELEFUNKEN GmbH of Germany that began over 100 years ago.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's origins began in 2000 when owner Toni Fishman acquired the rights to the name and diamond logo for use in North America. The company began with the reverse engineering of a single microphone part: the ELA M 251 polar pattern selector. Mr. Fishman purchased an original Telefunken ELA M 251 for use in his recording studio, but when he received it he discovered that the polar pattern switch was no longer functional. Realizing that this was a common issue with the original units, the idea to recreate it was born.

The switch was reverse engineered and brought into production for other 251 owners with the same issue. With one part down, the goals were set high to successfully reverse engineer the entire microphone exactly as it was originally manufactured. The next two years were spent developing each and every part of the microphone right down to every detail. Numerous original documents and drafts from TELEFUNKEN and AKG were acquired, and coupled with thorough reverse engineering the ELA M 251 was brought back to life with meticulous accuracy.

As TELEFUNKEN moves forward, one foot is rooted in the rich history of the brand, and the other in new microphone innovations. TELEFUNKEN has evolved exponentially from a single pattern switch to one of the industry leaders in top quality microphones.

Specifications

Type

Condenser Pressure Gradient

Capsule

2 x CK12 1-inch dual-sided gold sputtered membrane

Frequency Range

20Hz / 20kHz

Polar Pattern

Cardioid, Omni and Figure 8

Sensitivity

approx 1.2 mvolts per dyne / cm sq

Impedance

200 ohms stock / 50 ohms switchable

SPL

138dB (for 1% THD @ 1000Hz)

Non Linear Distortion

less than or equal to 0.5% at 100 dyne / cm sq

Equivalent Noise

16 dB (a-weighted)

Tube Type

6072

Power

Dedicated Power Supply

Weight

28oz (794g)

Size

12" (305mm) length x 2" (51mm) diameter

Extras

Locking Flight Case, Lunchbox Style Power Supply, Wooden Microphone Box

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