South Windsor, CT (May 1, 2012)—Telefunken Elektroakustik has introduced its ELA M 251 (with ELA M 251E) tube microphone stereo set.
It comes with a custom dual power supply capable of powering both microphones simultaneously. Also included is a locking flight case that holds both sets of microphones, cables, wooden boxes and dual power supply.
The microphone features the company's CK12 capsule (built from the original manufacturer's technical specifications), a Haufe (manufacturer of the original) output transformer built to match the original, and a microphone-grade 6072a or AC701 tube as found in the original systems.
The ELA M 251 and ELA M 251E stereo sets reportedly provide a variety of stereo recording techniques, including X/Y coincidental pairs when utilizing the mics in their cardioid patterns, or A/B spaced pairs while using the mics in either cardioid or omni. The option of a Blumlein pair is also available with both microphones set to figure-8, as well as the traditional M/S (mid/side) technique when using one mic in cardioid and the other in figure-8.
The ELA M 251 stereo sets are targeted for recording classical music and large signal sources such as orchestras, choirs and large chamber groups. They are also appropriate on drum overheads, acoustic guitars, piano and percussion.