beyerdynamic M 160 MFR# 100668
beyerdynamic M 160
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Classic hypercardioid double ribbon microphone
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Description

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.

Features:

  • Unique double ribbon microphone transducer
  • Hypercardioid polar pattern
  • Extended frequency response
  • Excellent transparency and transient response
  • Compact and rugged design
  • Warm and natural sound

Specifications:

  • 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
Technical Specifications

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)
Reviews

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Great On Everything, Kills on Sax
I run a medium-low budget project studio, but my studio has a few high-end preamps and excellent conversion. After purchasing this mic with an M130 and AEA TRP preamp for primarily acoustic guitars, I knew ahead of time that this mic would get a lot of use on other sources. I'm a horn specialist & multi-instrumentalist. Recently I tracked my tenor sax with this mic, and I was seriously floored with the sound. The tracks on tenor sax was like something you'd hear on any top-notch modern jazz or pop album. Overdubbing solos & horn-lines to beach-music type tunes, I honestly didn't need any EQ or compression - the tracks were that even, smooth & natural. I have a music partner who does a lot of songwriting, and he's tracked entire demos with just this one mic. Now, I just have to keep myself from taking this mic out of the studio to live gigs! I will buy another as soon as finances allow. Definitely a 'work-horse' mic. BTW, the gain & clarity on the AEA is amazing on these ribbon mics. I'll be trying the AEA on dynamics & tube condensers soon.
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Review by Charles / (Posted on 2/22/2017)
Just Stellar
I've used this mic now on practically all sources, with the exception of orchestral strings. While performing superbly, this mic recently surprised the snot out of me while tracking tenor sax. As a 34-year horn player, I had yet to even consider that there might be a "holy grail" microphone for saxophone, but I have found it. I've been running this mic through an AEA Ribbon Pre, and the results are simply amazing. I'm going to get at least one more (maybe 2 or 3) of these to have a pair. The thought of "desert island microphone" keeps popping up in my head. When you consider the cost of other ribbons, you can't go wrong. BTW, when tracking the tenor sax on an old high-energy cover tune, I didn't have even have to add EQ or compression, as the tracks were just that stinkin' good. Nothing but love for this mic!
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Review by Charles / (Posted on 2/2/2017)

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