Peluso 22 251 Large Diaphragm Condenser Tube Microphone
The Peluso 22 251 Tube Microphone is styled after the legendary vintage ELA M 251. Produced for Telefunken GmbH by AKG from 1960 to 1965, the ELA M 251 remains one of the rarest and most coveted of vintage microphones. While the 251 did not evolve very far from the C 12 there are a few key differences. They both employ a double-sided 34mm dual-backplate, edge-terminated gold-coated Mylar capsule and a 6072A glass triode tube. They both employ the T/14 output transformer. The circuitry differs in the way the tube grid and cathode are handled. This gives the 22 251 about 7 dB more gain than the P-12. Additionally, the head grille of the 251 is a little larger than the 12, altering the frequency response. Whether you choose the 22 251 or the P-12 you will have a microphone with the clarity, openness and top-end 'air' from these vintage legends!
The 22 251 is paired with the Peluso MX-56 power supply. The dual sided capsule in the 22 251 enables the power supply to feature 9 polar patterns in an array from omni-directional to cardioid to figure eight.
The 22 251 features our heavy-duty 8-pin screw on cable connector. The large diameter pins in the screw on connector give a tight and secure cable connection designed to perform for a lifetime of use.
Acoustically matched pairs are available upon special request. Simply add two microphones to the shopping cart and then also add the Peluso Precision Acoustic Stereo Matching item to the cart. Peluso would then do the matching work and ship two acoustically matched microphones straight to you.
Microphone kit comes as a complete system including: 22 251 Microphone in a Wood Box, MX-56 Power Supply, New-style 8-Pin Screw on Cable Assembly, and a Shock Mount all packed in a Flight Case.
Capsule Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient
w/ 34mm edge-terminated capsule
Frequency Range: 20Hz/24Khz
Polar Pattern: 9 - Switchable from omni- to bi-directional
Sensitivity: 14 mv/pa
Impedance: 50/200 ohms
SPL: 144 dB
Equivalent Noise: 12 dB (A)
Tube Type: 6072A
Power Requirements: Dedicated Power Supply, 115V or 230V AC
Size: 52mm x 225mm