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Telefunken Elektroakustik Ela M 14

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  • MSRP: $2,995
  • Discontinued


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CardioidTelefunken Elektroakustik Ela M 14

Cardioid Tube Condenser Microphone

Telefunken USA’s Ela M 14 was a side-address, fixed-cardioid tube microphone. It utilized some of the same circuitry and components of the multipattern flagship tube mic, the Ela M 12 (an AKG C12 reproduction).

Thus, unlike most of Telefunken USA’s mics at that time, the M14 was not a replica or historical reproduction of a vintage mic, but rather as an original new design that attempted to deliver comparable sonic performance at much lower cost.

The initial configuration, announced in 2003 at $2995, included the company’s CK-12-inspired capsule (aka TK-12), a custom Haufe T-14/1 transformer, and a NOS Telefunken EF732 tube.

The specs were later changed to use a NOS GE JAN 6072a tube.

The mic was discontinued in early 2005, likely due to the introduction of the RFT-16, which offered large-diaphragm tube performance at roughly half the price (due to the outsourcing of manufacturing to China). The RFT-16 product page actually replaced the M14 page on the Telefunken USA website, such that anyone looking for the M14 would find the RFT-16 instead.

Telefunken USA Ela M 14 kit The mic shipped in a padded wooden box, with a power supply, swivel-mount power cable, and a flight case.

The Telefunken Elektroakustik Ela M 14 is also known as: M14.

The mic was released in 2003.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (n/a mV/Pa; n/a)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Includes tube power supply

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