Item #1101634 Model #ELA M 260

TELEFUNKEN ELA M 260 Small-Diaphragm Tube Mic Standard


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A versatile small diaphragm tube mic.

TELEFUNKEN's first small-diaphragm tube condenser, the ELA M 260 is supplied with a set of three interchangeable capsules (the 260 cardioid, 261 omni and 262 hypercardioid). It also features a brand-new circuit design based around a TELEFUNKEN EF-732 vacuum tube and a custom-wound output transformer made in the United States. The combination of these features yields a microphone that is unlike any other small-diaphragm microphone you have ever experienced.

The ELA M 260 has plenty of tone with excellent detail and clarity. It captures sources with a natural presence, making it a fantastic tool for recording acoustic instruments of all types. Drum overheads, percussion, woodwinds, saxophones, strings and especially acoustic guitar all sound amazing through the ELA M 260. Also, don't discount this for vocals just because it's small. Its unique tonal character is very well suited for a myriad of applications, both traditional and not.
  • Type: Condenser pressure gradient
  • Capsule: M260, M261, M262 gold-sputtered 3-micron
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz/20kHz
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid, omindirectional, hypercardioid
  • Sensitivity: 14MV/Pa = -37dB (0dB = 1v/Pa) -10bD
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • SPL: 120dB
  • Non-linear distortion (for 1% THD @ 1KHz): 120dB
  • Equivalent noise: 19dB (A-weighted)
  • Tube type: TELEFUNKEN EF-732
  • Power: dedicated power supply
  • Weight: 4.2 oz. (119 g)
  • Size: 5-1/2" (140 mm) length x 13/16" (21 mm) diameter


  • Small-diaphragm tube mic
  • Excellent detail and clarity
  • Suitable for recording acoustic instruments of all types
  • Three interchangeable capsules (260 cardioid, 261 omni and 262 hyper-ardioid)
  • New circuit design
  • TELEFUNKEN EF-732 vacuum tube
  • Custom wound output transformer
  • Meticulously crafted in the USA
  • Includes: NG-style power supply, shockmount, mic clip and wooden box