Telefunken ELA M 260


The small diaphragm ELA M 260 is arguably one of the industry’s finest acoustic and classical recording tube microphones, offering plenty of tone with excellent detail and clarity. While not a historically accurate reproduction of the original ELA M 260 like the Diamond Series microphones, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s version of the ELA M 260 is still built with the same attention to detail and level of quality that would be expected from a TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphone.

Sonic Characteristic

In use, 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. Violin, cello, upright bass, drum overheads, percussion, woodwinds, saxophones, strings, and especially acoustic guitar all shine through the ELA M 260. Also, despite its size, it has also served well on vocal applications. Its unique tonal character is very well suited for a myriad of applications, both traditional and not.


All ELA M 260 system packages are supplied with a set of three interchangeable capsules: the TK60 cardioid, TK61 omni, and TK62 hyper-cardioid. With all three capsules the user can have the flexibility to record their source material in any way they wish. Each microphone also includes a M 960 power supply, M 801 25’ dual-shielded TX-7 tube microphone cable, M761 elastic shock mount, and wooden microphone box.

Technical Specifications


Pressure Gradient Condenser


TK60, TK61, TK62 – 15 mm Edge Terminated Diaphragm

Tube Type

NOS EF732 / 5840W


Custom Wound TELEFUNKEN T60

Polar Pattern

Cardioid, Omindirectional, and Hypercardioid (Interchangeable Capsules)

Frequency Range

20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 3 dB


16.5 mV/Pa ± 1 dB

THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier)

< 0.15%

Output Impedance

200 O

Maximum SPL (for 1% THD)

135 dB

S/N Ratio

83 dBA

Self Noise (Amplifier)

11 dBA


140 mm L x 21 mm Dia


116 g

Current Draw from Mains

55 mA

Power Supply

M 960 – 7 Pin Female XLR Input, 3 Pin Male XLR Output


M 860R – 25 ft Accusound TX-7 Cable, Right Angle 7 Pin Female XLR, 7 Pin Male XLR

Wooden Box


Flight Case

HC60 – Hard Shell Protective Case (not included), FC60S for Stereo Set, FC60T for Tri-Mono Set

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 1 in