Peluso 22 251 Vacuum Tube Microphone

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Peluso 22 251 Vacuum Tube Microphone

1,499.00

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 available upon special request.

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. 

All Peluso Microphones are covered by a Three Year Limited Warranty.

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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!

Technical Data
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 225 mm 
Weight: 620 g