We’ve seen lots of amazing gear over the years, but nothing compares to the mint-in-box vintage Neumann U 67 that recently came through our workshop. A once-in-a-lifetime find, this 50-plus-year-old mic is still in the original box with all of the packaging, including the original power supply and shock mount, as well as the original XLR and AC cables. We...
The Telefunken ELA-M 251 is one of the most storied large diaphragm condenser microphones in recording history. It came about after the fruitful relationship between Neumann and Telefunken dissolved, and AKG stepped in to help manufacture a new microphone for Telefunken. We recently had a number of Telefunken ELA-M 251s come through the Vintage King Tech Shop for servicing. Two of the microphones are incredibly close to being numbered sequentially (917 and 919), and since these mics were made in blocks of ten, that's an incredibly rare sight. Continue reading →