WA251 Telefunken 251 Condenser Mic


$1,230.00$1,199.00

WA251 Telefunken 251 Clone



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Back to the 60s with a true vintage classic

The Warm Audio WA-251 is a faithful replica of the classic ’251-style large-diaphragm condenser microphone. The original, introduced in 1960, is reverentially considered to be one of the most gorgeous-sounding mics ever made. Since many of the original 251’s components are no longer manufactured, Warm aimed for a mix of replication and reinvention. A Slovak Republic JJ 12AY7 vacuum tube is used in the WA-251, chosen after the company auditioned three tube brands and opted for the frequency response of the JJ tube. The new mic also sports an all-brass WA-12-B-60V edge-terminated capsule using a variant CEK-12 back plate as a basis. The o-ring and housing of the WA-12-B-60V are all made from brass, and the diaphragm is 24k gold sputtered 6 micron, NOS PET film. With rare working-condition vintage ’251s going for big money, the WA-251 is a no-brainer if you’re after that uniquely smooth, present, and open sound you’ve heard on countless hits. Simply put, this microphone delivers sumptuous results on any instrument. Stock your mic locker with a meticulous rendition of a classic: the Warm Audio WA-251.

Features include:

  • Faithful replica of the classic ’251-style large-diaphragm condenser mic
  • Custom all-brass CK-12-style capsule
  • Custom CineMag USA transformer
  • JJ Slovak 12AY7 vacuum tube
  • Gotham 5-meter GAC-7 7-pin tube microphone cable
  • WIMA, Solen French, and polystyrene capacitors
  • 3 polar patterns: cardioid, omni, figure-8
  • Dynamic range: 125dBA
  • Maximum SPL: 132dB (<0.5% THD)
  • Frequency range: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Output impedance: 200 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: ≥2k ohms
  • S/N ratio: 80dBA
  • Equivalent noise: 12dBA (IEC651)
  • External IEC grounded PSU
  • Includes 7-pin cable, wood box, power supply, and shockmount
SKU WAWA251
Barcode # WAWA251
Brand Warm Audio
Unit Of Measure EACH

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