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beyerdynamic M 160

Classic hypercardioid double ribbon microphone

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    A must have for the ribbon mic lover, the beyerdynamic Dynamic M 160's unique hypercardioid pattern sets it apart from Coles and Royer microphones.  Great on overheads, guitars, room mics or vocals when wanting superior background noise rejection.  This was a favorite of Jimi Hendrix as a guitar mic.

    The amazing drum sound on Led Zeppelin's "When The Levee Breaks" was achieved with just a pair of M 160's placed at the top of a tall staircase with the drums below.

    The M 160 features 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 transducer
    • Hypercardioid polar pattern
    • Extended frequency response
    • Excellent transparency and transient response
    • Compact and rugged design
    • Warm and natural sound


    • Transducer type - dynamic
    • Operating principle Pressure gradient
    • Frequency response (distant miking) 40 - 18,000 Hz
    • Polar pattern Hypercardioid
    • Side attenuation > 25 dB at 110°
    • Open circuit voltage at 1 kHz (0dB = 1V/Pa) 1.0 mV/Pa ≡ -60 dBV
    • Nominal impedance 200 Ω
    • Load impedance ≥ 1000 Ω
    • Diaphragm Pure aluminum
    • Case/finish Brass
    • Connector 3-pin XLR male
    • Length 156 mm
    • Shaft diameter 23 mm
    • Head diameter 38 mm
    • Weight without cable 156 g
  • Additional Information

    Condition New
    Package Contents Mic, mic clip, mic bag
    Length 156 mm
    Diameter 38 mm
    Unit Weight 156 g
    Transducer Type Ribbon
    Polar Pattern Hyper-Cardioid
    Number of Microphones Single Microphone
    Phantom Required No
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Frequency Range 40 Hz - 18 kHz
    Sensitivity -60 dBV/Pa (1 mV)
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