The Beyerdynamic M201 TG Microphone is a classic dynamic, workhorse stable microphone for all instrumental applications. Its uniform frequency response and small size make the M201 TG especially effective for recording and reinforcing snare drums, hi-hats, rack toms and percussion.
The Beyerdynamic M201 TG Microphone preserves its place in history through sheer performance and reliability and the Beyerdynamic is proud that it has come to feature here with the classics. A truly sensitive dynamic microphone with a range of applications spanning instruments to vocals, being particularly effective when the microphone has to be placed at a distance from the sound source. The Beyerdynamic M201 TG incorporates a "hum-buck" coil that rejects mains borne interference introduced when using the microphone close to video monitors or other mains powered devices.
Beyerdynamic M201 TG Microphone Features
- Hypercardioid polar pattern
- Clarity, neutrality and superior intelligibility
- Low-mass moving coil transducer
- Rugged construction
- Integrated hum-buck coil
Beyerdynamic M201 TG Microphone Specifications
- Transducer Type: Dynamic
- Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
- Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
- Frequency Response: 40 - 18,000 Hz
- Rear Attenuation at 1 kHz: > 20 dB at 120°
- Open Circuit Voltage: 1.2 mV/Pa (-58 dBV)
- Magnetic Field Suspension: > 18 dB at 50 Hz
- Nominal Impedance: 200 O
- Load Impedance: =1000 O
- Diaphragm: Hostaphan®
- Case/Finish: Brass
- Connector: XLR, 3-Pin, Male
- Length: 160 mm
- Shaft Diameter: 24 mm
- Head Diameter: 24 mm
- Weight: 220 g
Beyerdynamic M201 TG Microphone Includes
- M201 TG Microphone
- MKV 8 Microphone Clamp
- WS 101 AZ Wind Shield
- Storage Bag
- Owners Manual
- 2 Year Warranty
Beyerdynamic M201 TG Microphone Downloads
- Beyerdynamic M201 TG Microphone Owners Manual (PDF)
- Beyerdynamic M201 TG Microphone Spec Sheet (PDF)
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Got-To snare bottomFeb 25th 2023
My go-to snare *bottom* mic. There will be lots of crackle and pop to add dimension to a well tuned snare when you put this on the bottom head. "4 stars" because on other sources it has not been my favorite when compared to a 57, 421, 441, D2 and a bunch of other dynamics I tried. So for me it is a bit of a one trick pony BUT it is a super awesome trick!
M201 is GreatJun 30th 2021
This is my 2nd Beyer 201 TG, and 2nd review of it, here. The first thing I did upon receiving the new mic was to compare it with my 1st mic (.. it was purchased in 2004). The two mic were nearly indistinguishable, which is what I'd hoped for, wanting the option of using these as drum overheads. Again, these are great sounding mics, very versatile and rugged, clean mids and highs and useful low end that I've noticed is not present in other good dynamic mics (there's a tool for every job). It is nice for vocals, super on guitar amps, superior on drums. The 201 is one of the best, if you can afford one, you'll be very pleased in the long run.
A better 57, in every wayMar 2nd 2021
Most people think of the SM57 as the do-all standard dynamic mic. The M201 is a better version - just as flexible, just as indestructible, but less honky and better sounding.
M 201 TGOct 17th 2013
You guys are awesome!
Beyerdynamic M201Feb 22nd 2013
Thanks again for the great information about the mic, and the fast service!!
great dynamic mic soundFeb 7th 2013
I have owned this mic for close to ten years, and it has that Hi-Fi European dynamic mic sound. Solid as a rock, snaps into the mic clip nicely, and even has a foam windscreen for vocals( although you need some additional gain boost for that use- more than just 65 to 70db in my opinion ). This mic is mostly neutral on sources, but that can be really good. One of the best recordings that the 201TG gave me was from a clean electric Marshall guitar amp. WOW! Clean, bright and snappy without overdoing it. Great for snare, toms, AND the kick drum too.
Great snare micOct 19th 2011
I purchased the Beyer M 201 to replace an SM-57 for recording snare drum, and I am very happy with it. The hypercardiod pattern is very good at rejecting bleed from the hi-hat, and the M 201 produces a nice solid tone to the snare tracks.
Great microphone!Mar 3rd 2011
My band uses this as a high-hat mic mostly, and it sound phenomenal. It has a slight bump in the midrange, and it gives it a great edge. I would totally recommended this to anyone!
One of the best snare microphone !Dec 30th 2010
This is one of the best snare drum microphone. Used by a lot of sound engineers. I own 2 of them and they are very good -although not very sensitive- dynamic hypercardioid microphones. They can be used for HiHat or Electric guitar amp micking with a lot of success too... as well as with several accoustic instruments. A real winner.