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Reviews and Problems with Telefunken Ela-M 251

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Expert Review

23 March 2009
  • Excerpt: I’ve been waiting for many years for someone to accurately recreate the legendary Telefunken 251 microphone. I’ve had several conversations wondering why this had never been done, with of course no comprehension of the massive research, design, and capital-sucking experimentation involved with faithfully capturing the character that makes the originals so sought after.
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Telefunken Ela-M 251 Tube Microphone

Pro Audio Review
9 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Born of the idea to provide replacement parts and restoration services for vintage Telefunken microphones, the newly formed company Telefunken USA quickly expanded its mission to include the complete re-creation of several..
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Field Test: Telefunken Ela M 251

Mix Online
1 October 2003
  • Excerpt: The original Telefunken Ela M 251 microphone has quite a history. Telefunken originally contacted AKG in 1958 to develop the 251; the resulting design incorporated the same CK12 capsule, 6072 tube and T-14 transformer as the AKG C 12 mic.
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