San Francisco (October 27, 2004)–Telefunken NA is now offering its flagship microphone, the Ela M251, in a new “no frills” package. The Ela M251 microphone houses the same meticulously hand-crafted components and vintage tube, yet is now available without the sumptuous flight case and the power supply is a modern version of the historical one.
“After perfecting our reverse engineering technology in the re-creation of the 251, and with manufacturing breakthroughs we’ve achieved in the last six months, we have been able to minimize our costs considerably and can now pass this savings on to the recording community,” explained Toni Fishman, CEO and company founder. “You might think of the new package as a coach ticket as compared with business class, but you still arrive at the same destination.”
Since its introduction, Telefunken NA’s Ela M251 has gained widespread recognition among the recording industry’s top professionals, with microphones now in the hands of many award-winning producers and engineers, and in use by some of the music world’s most successful artists.
“We are very proud of the hard work and investment we have made in bringing back the sound of the most sought after microphone ever built,” added Fishman. “There are no compromises in our workshop.”
The Telefunken NA Ela M251 is now available for $4,995 MSRP.