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Soundelux Elux251 Tube Condenser Microphone

Soundelux Elux251
The ELUX 251 recreates the sonic beauty of the fabled Telefunken ELAM 251, one of the most sought after vintage mics ever built. Its strong, powerful bottom and airy, unabrasive top puts this mic leagues ahead of others; its performance simply cannot be found in cheaper microphones.

This characteristic gives the sense that its response extends well beyond the normal range of a studio microphone.

The ELUX 251 has the ability to transform 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. It will give you absolute confidence that your vocal tracks will stand the test of generational degradation: mixing, processing, mastering, broadcasting and webcasting!

All of these technical details and attention to the old school philosophy and craftsmanship are there for one reason: to provide you with the highest quality recordings possible, with no compromise. The ELUX 251 is the ultimate high resolution tube mic!


Though it's primary use will undoubtedly be on male or female vocals, the ELUX 251 will also find itself an extraordinary performer on other instruments as well. Drum kits will have astounding impact and transient response, with no overt artificial high end or midrange boxiness. Pianos will also benefit from the open top of this mic. It will also excel on acoustic guitars, percussion, and as a main ensemble mic.

My 2: Elux 251. This is my favorite vocal microphone made today ... it sounds amazing. The mid range is beyond sweet and it is very punchy in the mix. Perfectly balanced sonically and it looks wonderful. What more can you ask for? Oh yeah, how about a great price ... at a $5k "list" you get that as well! Do not get fooled by imitators who throw "251" on a tube mic to sell it or people who haven't been making microphones for 100 weeks let alone 100 years... The Soundelux Elux 251 is the one... it is the real deal !!!

- David Marquette

  • No Compromise Construction Hand built, hand tuned, strictly tested European capsules

  • Time proven tube and transformer circuitry All electronic components are point to point wired

  • Each individual component in every microphone has been pre-screened for its sonic quality

  • The power supply is true to the original, unregulated supply

  • Real Vintage Quality Performance

  • Excellent bass simultaneously occurring with an open, airy top end

  • Fulfills the quest for high frequency response that is not only present, but is natural, quality tone

  • Allows vocals to sound naturally dominant without being overbearing

  • No midrange overemphasis and buildup when stacking vocal tracks

  • No honkyness or grunge

  • Perfect for Any Recording Environment

  • It is the very definition of Great liquid tone, even when recorded digitally

  • Sounds great in every mixing studio and on every stereo system, before and after mastering

  • Directional pattern: Cardioid, Omni and Figure 8, selectable on the Microphone
    Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz
    Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa
    Equivalent noise: 19dB (unweighted)
    9dB ("A" weighted)
    Max SPL: 138dB for 0.5% THD@1kHz
    Impedance: 200 ohms
    Dynamic Range: 126dB
    Capsule Size: 1"
    Dimensions: 2.06" x 5.75"
    Weight: 0.95 lbs (15.3 oz)
    Accessories: Supplied with an American made wood storage box

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