Vacuum Tube Large Diaphragm Condenser
- Large Diaphragm Condenser
- Edge Terminated Capsule
- 6072A Vacuum Tube Amplifier Stage
- Custom Wound Output Transformer
- 9-Polar Patterns
MSRP $2,058 USD
Microphone kit comes as a complete system including:
- 22 251 Microphone
- Wood Microphone Box
- Power Supply
- 8-Pin Screw-on Cable Assembly
- Shock Mount
- Locking Padded Flight Case
22 251 Gallery
A closer look
A few details that make the 22 251 so special
Our 20' Heavy Duty 8-pin Connector Cable comes with microphone purchase. Replacement cable can be ordered here: 8-Pin Cable
22 251 Technical Info
22 251 Technical Data
- Capsule Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient w/ 34mm, edge terminated
- Frequency Range: 20Hz/24Khz
- Polar Pattern: 9 - Switchable from omni- to bi-directional
- Sensitivity: 14 mv/pa
- Impedance: 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 225mm
- Weight: 620g
Our community of artists, engineers, and reviewers have been busy putting the 22 251 through its paces. We present the following content to help you better understand the unique nature of this microphone.
22 251 YouTube Playlist
The 22 251 was used on the following sources in this playlist: Lake Street Dive - Rachel Price Vocal; Jeremy Messersmith - male vocal & ukulele; Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Béla banjos; Todd Snider - guitar & male vocal; Ray Bonneville - guitar amp & male vocal; Old Yellow Moon - Emmylou & Rodney vocals; From Life's Other Side - LeeAnn Womack vocal; In Studio - lead male vocal & bass guitar amp; Girls Girls Girls - male vocal & bass clarinet; Heather Maloney - guitar & female vocal; Wildflowers - guitar & female vocal; Jefferson Hammer - guitar & male vocal; Ani DiFranco - guitar & female vocal; Eamon O'leary - bouzouki & male vocal; Charlie Parr - steel guitar & male vocal; Natalie Schlabs - guitar & female vocals; Oliver The Crow - cello & female vocal; Presley Barker - guitar & male vocal; Rebecca Todd - guitar & female vocal; Mike & Ruthy - banjo & male vocal; Crimson Ragdolls - accordion & female vocal; Amber Morning Sky - pair on drum overhead; Adam Chaffins - male vocal & bass (P-414 on base amp); Alex Lacquement - bass (high) & male vocal (with TR 14 also on bass-low) ...and many many more!
Please note, some of the videos included here are using the the MSC - Mid-Side-Custom version of our 22 251. The MSC microphone is identical to the standard 22 251, but with an added end-address cardioid capsule. This configuration is ideal for capturing a vocalist-instrument combination in a single phase coherent mic giving independent editing control over the vocal and instrument.
Click the YouTube Playlist Icon in the frame to expand to see all the videos of the playlist.
Spotify 22 251 Playlist
This is a collection of fully produced songs on Spotify that employ the Peluso 22 251.
It was used for the following:
- Old Yellow Moon - Vocal Emmylou & Rodney
- From Life's Other Side - Leeanne Womack vocal
- Lonesome River Band - male lead vocal
- Yousef Shamoun - Arabic male vocal
- Everybody Gets a Kitten - male vocal & ukulele
- Be The Media - vocals & guitars
- Rory Feek - Rory's male vocal
SoundCloud Content Samples
These SoundCloud samples provided here are intended to provide examples of the selected microphone in use on specific sources and vocals. Some samples are provided both inside a mix and as isolated raw tracks. These samples are available for high resolution download to be experienced within your own listening environment and signal chain. We give credit and thanks to the artists who have provided these! If you find this helpful and have a sample you'd like to include please contact us!
There is something inherently 'right' about the sound of large-format, large-diaphragm valve mics when it comes to recording vocals, and the 22 251 delivers a lovely bright, clear sound that retains just the right amount of warm, harmonic richness to complement the source nicely, whether a male or female voice.
-Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound 5-2010
The Peluso is very round and full. It sounds great on acoustic guitar and the three voices I tested it on. Short of the real 251, this is a great mic on it’s own and is very reminiscent of its older and more distinguished cousin. I think the world is going to stand up and take notice of this microphone
-Henry Robinett, Tape Op, Issue #44 11-2004
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