Telefunken Elektroakustik M80 Dynamic Microphone
The Telefunken Elektroakustik M80 Dynamic Microphone delivers condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic design, producing a microphone equally suitable for on both the stage and in the studio.
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has created the M80 to give the user a superior alternative to the midrange-laden character of the "industry standard microphone."
Featuring a wider frequency response and higher SPL capabilities the M80 delivers condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic design, producing a microphone equally suitable for on both the stage and in the studio.
Due to its low mass capsule and super thin (yet surprisingly rugged) capsule membrane the M80 presents a wider range of emotion from a live vocal with an intimacy that has been traditionally reserved for studio quality condenser microphones.
The head grill and capsule assembly have been designed to reduce proximity effect resulting in added low-end clarity for vocals, while still providing strength and authority with an open airy character. A tight cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response boasting a subtle rise in the high-end result in a microphone that is ideal for live vocal applications.
The TELEFUNKEN M80 also features a custom wound impedance matching transformer which is where the magic really takes place. When coupled with our proprietary capsule assembly, the results have won hearts and minds in far less time since it's introduction than we ever imagined possible.
The M80 is offered with either a Black or Chrome head grill. In addition, a variety of solid color, wood or metal finishes are available from the TELEFUNKEN Custom Shop.
Telefunken Elektroakustik M80 Dynamic Microphone Features
- THE new industry standard for high-fidelity stage mics
- Super-Cardioid pattern results in excellent off-axis rejection
- Custom wound impedance matching transformer
Telefunken Elektroakustik M80 Dynamic Microphone Specifications
- Type: Dynamic Moving Coil
- Capsule: 25mm
- Frequency Range: 30Hz / 18kHz
- Polar Pattern: Super-cardioid
- Sensitivity: 1.4 mV/pa
- Output Impedance: 300 ohms
- Maximum SPL: >140dB
- Size: 7.25" (184mm) length x 1.88" (48mm) diameter
- Connector: 3-pin male XLR
- Weight: 13.1 oz (371g)
- Connected Via: XLR-3
Telefunken Elektroakustik M80 Dynamic Microphone Includes
- M80 Microphone
- M780 Microphone clip
- Leather carrying case
- Packing tube
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What We Think
The Telefunken Elektroakustik M80 is a great mic. It provides a nice boost in the upper mids, for plenty of cut, but does not sacrifice the smooth mids, and full low end. Overall it is a rich sounding mic that is quite versatile. It is clearly a solid mic for vocal (in the studio or on the stage), but it also excels at guitar cab and drums. Put this on floor toms, snare, overheads, and you will be pleasantly surprised and how greatly it performs. A very nice offering from Telefunken, and well worth looking into.
- Ryan Ferris
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I personally didn't care for this microphone for my voice. I felt it sounded a little on the thin side and the highs were a little brittle. It did seem to be more appropriate for rock songs, as opposed to softer material.
I did however, really like this mic on guitar cabinet a lot, and would consider purchasing one, or an M81 for that application.