The Beyerdynamic DT 160 is a Hypercardioid double ribbon microphone. Perfect for Instrumental miking such as saxophone, drums toms & Hit-Hat. You can use it for MS with the M 130.
Beyerdynamic is one of few microphone manufacturers world-wide that still produce ribbon microphones. A classic one is the M 160, a dynamic double ribbon microphone. Featuring a hypercardioid polar pattern with a noise
attenuation of 25 dB at 110°, the M 160 is an outstanding microphone which is very effective for all types of remote and in-studio voice reproduction. In the recording studio, the M 160 is recommended for miking string instruments such as violins, violas, cellos and for pianos, saxophones as well as for hi-hat and toms.
The non-glare black surface of the M 160 and its small dimensions allow the unobtrusive use in TV or film studios. In conjunction with the M 130 dynamic double ribbon microphone the M 160 is ideal for stereo recordings in MS technique.
Unique double ribbon microphone transducerHypercardioid polar patternExtended frequency responseExcellent transparency and transient responseCompact and rugged designWarm and natural sound
Transducer type: Dynamic
Operating principle: Pressure gradient
Frequency response: 40 - 18,000 Hz
Polar pattern: Hypercardioid
Rear attenuation at 1 kHz: > 25 dB at 110°
Open circuit voltage at 1 kHz (0 dB = 1 V/Pa) : 1.0 mV/Pa = -60 dBV
Nominal impedance: 200
Load impedance: 1000
Diaphragm: Pure aluminium
Connector: 3-pin XLR male
Length: 156 mm
Shaft diameter: 23 mm
Head diameter: 38 mm
Weight without cable: 156 g