Dynamic HyperCardioid Ribbon Microphone with Double Ribbon Transducer & Pure Aluminum Diaphragm
Top-end, old skool ribbon mic, with a twist. The M160 does not exhibit a figure 8 pattern; it is a Hypercardioid.
Originally designed to be used in conjunction with the M130 for M-S stereo applications, the M160 does just fine on its own, excelling at guitar cabinets, acoustic instruments, and percussion.
Beyerdynamic is one of few microphone manufacturers worldwide that still produce ribbon microphones. One of the finest examples of their work is the legendary M 160. This unique double-ribbon microphone's element has superb transient response, creating a highly detailed sound with unequalled accuracy and transparency.
Beyerdynamic M 160 Features:
- Double ribbon design
- Frequency response of 40Hz to 18kHz
- Consistent HyperCardioid polar pattern throughout frequency response
- Characteristically warm and natural sound
- Superb transient response
- Solid sound reflection of external noise.
- Excellent stringed instrument microphone.
- Compact and rugged design
- Brass Case with Black chromium plated finish - Prevents glare from broadcast lighting.
- Includes: Case and mic clip.
Beyerdynamic M 160 Application :
- Instrumental miking such as saxophone
- Miking of drums (toms, hi-hats, overheads)
- MS-stereophony combined with the M 130
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.
When used in conjunction with the Beyerdynamic M 130 figure-8, double ribbon mic, the M 160's matched sound and Hypercardioid polar pattern (side attenuation of 25dB at 110 degrees) makes it an ideal "mid" mic for recording in stereo with the M-S (Mid-Side) technique.
Beyerdynamic M 160 Specifications :
- Transducer type : Dynamic
- Operating principle : Pressure gradient
- Frequency response (distant miking) : 40 Hz to 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 aluminium
- Case/finish : Brass
- Connector : 3-pin XLR male
- Length : 156 mm
- Shaft diameter : 23 mm
- Head diameter : 38 mm
- Weight without cable : 156 g