Condenser-like performance in a durable dynamic mic design.
The Telefunken M 80 microphone is a durable and versatile dynamic mic. Its directional pickup pattern and wide frequency response yield a blend of functionality, isolation, and—most importantly—tone. It is sonically open, requiring little or no EQing to get it to fit into the mix. Minimal proximity effect gives it a smooth, balanced tone that is not too boomy or big.
The M 80 mic combines a low-mass voice coil with a super-thin Mylar membrane and a high-quality step-up output transformer from AMI/TAB-Funkenwerk. Its extremely rugged design allows it to withstand serious abuse, and its black rubberized finish, recessed Telefunken badge, and chromed-head grille give it a classic Telefunken look.
In use, the Telefunken M 80 microphone exhibits superior feedback rejection in a live environment. On vocals, it's clear and controlled, capturing the nuances of a performance with great detail while keeping sibilance and handling noise to a minimum. On drums, the Telefunken M 80 is tight, punchy, and open, with emphasis on the initial attack. Guitars bloom with richness and clarity, and percussion cuts with ease.