Telefunken M-81 Dynamic Supercardioid Microphone

A sibling to the Telefunken M80 dynamic mic, the M81 offers a smoothed-out high-frequency response to take the edge off harsh, bright vocals and instruments.
The M81 builds off of the same features of the M80 that have made it so popular; minimal proximity effect, superior feedback rejection, and an articulate mid-range. However, with the M81 the top end is pulled back a bit, yielding a flatter overall frequency response. The result is a microphone that not only complements the M80, but also stands on its own in a universe filled with dynamic microphones. The TELEFUNKEN M81 exhibits a wealth of body and clarity, making it a great tool for fattening up percussion, horns, and any thinner sounding sources. The controlled high frequency response is ideal for taming brighter vocals and guitar tones without sacrificing detail.
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- Type: Dynamic Moving Coil
- Capsule: 25 mm
- Transformer: Custom Wound Telefunken T80
- Polar Pattern: Super Cardioid
- Frequency Range: 50 Hz - 18 kHz
- Sensitivity: 1.45 mV/Pa
- Output Impedence: 325 O
- Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): 135 dB
- Dimensions: 184 mm L x 48 mm Dia.
- Weight: 387 g
- Current Draw from Mains: 0 mA
- Accessorie(s) Included: M 780 - Mic Clip
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 4 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TEL SYTM050
(1 ratings)
Submitted May 17, 2020 by Richard Stark in FRESNO, CA
"Clear sound!"
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I chose this because I wanted less high end than the M80, but still a great dynamic with a clear sound.For either my wife or myself this mic sounds great. Clear, clean. You have to watch plosives, and on a stand your direction with the tighter pickup pattern. I found with it handheld with the high pass filter engaged, really working the mic distance on lead or backup sounded clear with less handling noise, and a sweeter sound.I'm glad I got this mic, and will be getting more. With a QSC powered CP8 for a monitor and rehearsal speaker I have an articulate sound to bring the most out of performing.
Musical Background:
Songwriter, performer, singing since childhood, bass 32 years.
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