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Shock mount for vintage Telefunken ELA M 251
Old 4 weeks ago
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Shock mount for vintage Telefunken ELA M 251

Hey all,

I'm looking for a shock mount for my vintage 251. I'm mainly looking for something that will securely hold the mic without damaging it (yes I know 'shock'ing). Here are the two options I've found:

Telefunken Elektroakustik's:
https://vintageking.com/telefunken-e...251-shockmount

Telefunken Elektroakustik is selling a Rycote mount (Why not their own?) with new mics:
https://www.telefunken-elektroakusti...ne-shock-mount

I have seen some photos of vintage 251's with a silver or chrome shock mount. Any wisdom out there?

Thanks
James
Old 4 weeks ago
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I'd have thought the Rycote would be the best option, atleast in terms of performance but it might not look very cool.

If you want it to look cool get a swivel mount


Dave
Old 4 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by phoenixsoap View Post
Hey all,

I'm looking for a shock mount for my vintage 251. I'm mainly looking for something that will securely hold the mic without damaging it (yes I know 'shock'ing). Here are the two options I've found:

Telefunken Elektroakustik's:
https://vintageking.com/telefunken-e...251-shockmount

Telefunken Elektroakustik is selling a Rycote mount (Why not their own?) with new mics:
https://www.telefunken-elektroakusti...ne-shock-mount

I have seen some photos of vintage 251's with a silver or chrome shock mount. Any wisdom out there?

Thanks
James
Rycote mounts are the best on the market, that's why our 251's ship with them.

We still carry our older style mounts (the VK link) if people prefer the look, but general consensus around here is that the Rycote is an upgrade functionally.

-James
Old 4 weeks ago
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The original ELA M251 has a specialty Cannon connector mounted inside a swivel-mount of considerable weight. You cannot extract the connector from the mount and power the mic without it, so its weight will always be attached to the mic when using any shock mount, stretching one side of the suspension, unless the mic is mounted perfectly vertically.
That means, the shock suspension- the microphone weight for which it was originally designed- is compromised.

Which then begs the question: what are you trying to achieve with a shock mount for a mic with its heavy swivel mount permanently attached? A mic which performed fine without a shock mount in all these years of recording excellence?

Last edited by Klaus; 4 weeks ago at 12:22 AM..
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