- Peluso 22 251 Vacuum Tube Microphone
'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.'
'…in comparison with an original ELA M 251 it is the bargain of the century, delivering 95 percent of the sound character for a small fraction of the cost of a vintage model.'
-Hugh Robjohns, Sound on Sound, May 2010
'My single Peluso 22 251 virtually put my Neumans and vintage AKGs out of work. I used to use KM184s for close miking acoustic guitars, with a 414 on the body. Now I just use the 22 251. I used to use U87s and Sony C3000s on vocals, now the 22 251 is my go to. Running the Peluso 22 251 through a Great River pre-amp I am getting vintage sounds with just a trace of saturated distortion and burr that makes vocals, guitars, room miking drums, and percussion feel real and warm in any mix. This is one seriously great microphone and has become my go to for ALL omni miking applications'.
Nick Peters, Toothless Monkey Music, LLC & Bodydeep Music