iCON Space 251 Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

Futuristic looks, classic sounds. iCON's homage to a legendary multi-pattern tube mic, the Space 251 captures vocals (and beyond) with top-tier components.

The Icon Space 251 fuses the classic 251 microphone warmth and vintage tones with a daring, otherworldly aesthetic for a unique audio experience.

Originally introduced in the late 1950s, the iconic 251 microphone has become synonymous with unparalleled sound quality and vintage charm. Widely regarded as one of the finest condenser microphones ever crafted, the original 251 has left an indelible mark on the world of audio recording.

Drawing inspiration from this legendary microphone, the Space 251 pays homage to its rich heritage, often associated with the timeless recordings of the 1960s and 1970s. Even today, leading recording studios and audio professionals rely on the original 251, with notable users such as Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Celine Dion, Shirley Manson of Garbage, and Tom Petty.

The Space 251 offers a naturally smooth top-end that infuses recordings with a delightful "air" and "sparkle" without a hint of harshness. Its midrange is velvety and full-bodied, imbuing vocals and instruments with a sense of depth. When it comes to capturing low frequencies, the Space 251 excels, delivering warm and rounded tones that contribute to a robust and well-defined low-end in your recordings.

While it shines with vocals, the Space 251 is incredibly versatile, making it suitable for an array of instruments, including acoustic guitars, pianos, strings, and more, all while preserving that classic and enduring sound.

Together with its three switchable polar patterns--cardioid, read more omnidirectional, and Figure-8 (bi-directional)-- the Space 251 is meticulously engineered to minimize self-noise, ensuring pristine audio capture for your creative endeavors.

Pay tribute to classics and lead the future
Inspired by the iconic 251 microphone, the Space 251 is a heartfelt tribute to its illustrious legacy, closely linked with the enduring soundscapes of the 1960s and 1970s. But the Space 251 arrives in a stunning, futuristic design that embodies the spirit of the 21st century, all while meticulously preserving the essence of the original's iconic sound.

Top level components
The Space 251 boasts exceptional tone and character, thanks to its top-tier components, including a 12AY7 tube, WIMA capacitors, Fairchild resistors, and renowned, handcrafted Cinemag transformers.

High quality 7-pin transmission
The Space 251 includes a high-quality 7-pin cable from Gotham Audio, designed to seamlessly link your microphone to the power supply.

This cable plays a pivotal role, handling both audio and voltage transmission for the tube through distinct pins. Renowned for its excellence in audio cabling,
Gotham Audio stands as a global frontrunner in the industry, with some experts considering it the definitive choice for audio professionals.

Noise reduction, aesthetic shell
The outer shell showcases a stunning glossy electroplated finish of the highest caliber, delivering a sophisticated and polished appearance. This aesthetic refinement seamlessly fits into the environment of both professional, top-tier studios and intimate project studios.

Additionally, the electroplated finish serves a dual purpose by contributing to the reduction of self-noise within the microphone.


- Cardioid, omnidirectional, and bidirectional patterns
- Classic and timeless sound
- Pressure-gradient transducer with shock-mounted capsule
- Excellent for recording vocals and instruments in a studio environment - renown for exemplary vocal recordings
- Strong and hard-wearing metal storage case
- Power supply unit with polarity switch
- Robust and durable shock mount
- Innovative magnetic pop shield
- Extremely high grade, electroplated finish
- Rugged construction with all metal body
- Top-quality components including WIMA capacitors, Fairchild resistors, Cinemag transformers, and Gotham Audio cabling
- Low noise floor enabling the mic to be used to record quiet and intimate material
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- Acoustical operating principle:Pressure gradient transducer
- Directional Pattern: Omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Rated Impedance: 200 ohms
- Rated load impedance: >=2kOhms
- Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%\0xB2\0x207E: 132dB (<0.5% THD)
- S/N Ratio: 80dBA
- Equivalent Noise: 12dBA (IEC651)
- Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V +/- 4 V
- Microphone: spec. 7pin
- Power Supply: XLR 3 F
- WHAT'S IN THE BOX: Space 251 Microphone, 7-pin audio cable, Magnetic Pop Filter, Power Supply, Shockmount, Quickstart Guide
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 11.6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 16 x 15 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IPA-SPACE251
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IPA-SPACE251

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Web: https://support.iconproaudio.com/


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