* Since 1994 *

Soundelux E251C Tube Condenser Microphone

Soundelux E251C
One of the most popular Soundelux microphones, the ELUX251, is loved for the amazing sonic recreation of the legendary Telefunken ELA M25pM. This uniquely high level of performance could not be found for under $5500 until now, until the new Soundelux E251C.

Starting with the same German ELUX capsule and basic circuit design, the Soundelux goal was to preserve as much of the ELUX251 cardioid sound as possible. Additionally, the E251C has a "brite/normal" switch which allows for standard ELUX251 type high frequency response or a relaxed high frequency response, essentially making this two mics in one! Furthermore, the E251C's output transformer has been selected to duplicate the intense deep bass of the ELUX but roll off the LF sooner (30Hz instead of 10Hz) making this mic friendlier to a wider variety of recording rooms.

Using a less expensive body and headgrille assembly and a power supply that has only one pattern, Soundelux realized significant savings over the standard ELUX251 manufacturing cost. Like the ELUX251, the E251C microphone has the important quality of a high frequency response that is not only present, but natural. This allows vocals to sound naturally dominant without being overbearing, to come forward without being obtrusive. It transforms the most intimate details of a vocal, maintaining its clarity even under stressful vocal situations, and doesn't fold or get harsh as the singer's intensity increases. The "brite/normal" switch adds to its versatility without sacrificing clarity. The 251 has been the most used vocal mic for decades and the E251C puts this sound in reach of a greater number of engineers and artists.

The E251C primary use will undoubtedly be female and male vocals. This is the sound of Mark Knopfler, Celine Dion, Gloria Estephan. However, do not be fooled into thinking of it as ONLY a vocal mic. The E251C also works great at distance where the dramatic proximity effect is reduced. In front of a drum set it sounds like you are standing there; stringed instruments of all kinds sound great, such as acoustic guitars, mandolin, violin, standup bass and as a main ensemble mic for chamber music and other complex harmonic structure instruments and groups.

>> Brite/Normal switch for amazing versatility
>> Works well for all vocal or instrumental use
>> Tuned to work in a variety of studio situations
>> Transformer balanced output
>> Handpicked, individually tested capsule
>> Select "New Old Stock" GESS670 tube is readily available . Low noise, low distortion
>> System Includes 6 pin Tuchel cable, AC cable, wood box, shock mount, and shipping system.

Directional pattern: Cardioid only
Frequency range: 30Hz-16kHz, +/-2dB
Sensitivity: 19mV/Pa (-34dBm=94dB SPL)
Equivalent noise: 18dB ("A" weighted), 32dB (unweighted)
Distortion vs. SPL @ 1kHz: 112dB = 0.5% THD
118dB = 1% THD
129dB = 2% THD
(increasing distortion is non-exponential, nearly linear and primarily 2nd harmonic)
Impedance: 200 Ohms true transformer balanced
Recommended load: 1.2k Ohms
Dynamic range: 94dB
S/N (94dB-noise): 76dbB ("A" weighted), 62dB (unweighted)
Capsule size: 1" diameter, dual asymetrical backplate ck12 type
Tube type: New Old Stock GES5670 triode
Weight: 1lb 9.6oz (1.53lbs) = 694g
Dimensions: 2.04" dia x 8" oal (51x203mm)
Power supply: Proprietary P251 true linear factory wired for 115v or 230v

Please call Dave at (510) 581-3817 for Soundelux product information and your price.

soundelux e250 microphone elux251 telefunken siemens neumann mic mics vintage tube condenser recording studio e251c