Dynamic HyperCardioid Ribbon Microphone with Built in High-Pass Filter & Pure Aluminum Diaphragm
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 260. This unique ribbon microphone's element has superb transient response, creating a highly detailed sound with unequalled accuracy and transparency.
Featuring a hypercardioid polar pattern with a built in high-pass filter, the M 260 is an outstanding microphone which is very effective for all types of remote and in-studio voice reproduction. In the recording studio, the M 260 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 260 and its small dimensions allow the unobtrusive use in TV or film studios.
Beyer M 260 Features :
- Ribbon transducer performance in a rugged, versatile configuration
- Hypercardioid polar pattern throughout frequency response
- Wide, flat Frequency response of 40 Hz to 18 kHz
- Fast, transient response
- Characteristically warm and natural sound
- Excellent stringed instrument microphone
- Extremely high gain before feedback
- Solid sound reflection of external noise
- Compact and rugged metal casing
- Brass Case with Black chromium plated finish - Prevents glare from broadcast lighting.
- Includes: Case and mic clip.
Beyer M 260 Applications :
- Instrumental miking
The M 260 is used for vocals and miking instruments at broadcast, recording and film studios. Its flat frequency response and natural, warm ribbon sonic profile make it a highly effective element of the digital recording process.
The hypercardioid polar pattern provides an extremely high gain-before-feedback and elimination of lateral noise. The M 260 is equipped with a built-in high-pass-filter which compensates the close miking effect, when the microphone is applied very close to an instrument. The microphone also features a high insensitivity towards magnetic stray fields and extreme temperatures. The rugged grille protects the microphone system against accidental hits and kicks.
Beyer M 260 Specifications :
- Transducer type : Dynamic
- Operating principle : Pressure gradient
- Frequency response (distant miking) : 40 Hz to 18,000 Hz
- Polar pattern : Hypercardioid
- Open circuit voltage at 1 kHz (0dB = 1V/Pa) : 1.2 mV/Pa ≡ -58 dBV
- Nominal impedance : 200 Ω
- Load impedance : ≥ 1000 Ω
- Diaphragm : Pure aluminium
- Case/finish ; Brass
- Connector : 3-pin XLR male
- Length : 163 mm
- Shaft diameter : 24 mm
- Head diameter : 43,5 mm
- Weight without cable : approx. 230 g