Beyerdynamic M 160
Double-Ribbon Microphone (Hypercardioid)
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.
A FAVOURITE OF ELECTRIC GUITARS AND DRUM KITS
Having made its name on popular recordings with guitar amplifiers and drums, the M 160 has proven itself to be a standout performer. On the drums, it shows off its skills by capturing the entire set, thanks particularly to its ability to reach the deep drums quite well.
Ribbon microphoneBest used for miking guitar amps and drumsWarm, silky soundMade in Germany
Transducer type: Ribbon (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
August 25, 2020
Beyerdynamic M160 Ribon Mic
Bought this mainly for fiddle that was very high mids and top end and scratchy when recorded on other condenser mics. This mic made the world of difference. Also used it on a project for Accordion that was also harsh sounding and could hear the button noise, this solved the issue. Read more
Running it through a cloud lifter into a UR22 Mkii then into Cubase pro. Recommend the cloud lifter unless you are going into a preamp with a high gain.
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