Telefunken Elektroakustik M80
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M80, Dynamic Microphone from Telefunken Elektroakustik.

moosers 11/18/2010

Telefunken Elektroakustik M80 : moosers's user review

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The Telefunken Elektroakustik M80 is a new handheld dynamic microphone from the highly respected Telefunken USA brand. The mic is suitable for live shows, but I've only used it in the studio and this is probably going to be the place where it's best suited. The mic has a cardioid pick up pattern and a frequency range that starts at 30 Hz and goes up to 18 kHz. This microphone hasn't been out too long as far as I know, but the studio that I work at just got one...

OVERALL OPINION

I don't know exactly how recently the Telefunken Elektroakustik M80 was released, but it definitely wasn't too long ago. The mic isn't designed for any one purpose I don't think, but being that it's handheld and has the general style of a vocal mic, vocals are probably the thing that will be recorded most often with the M80. I'm excited to try the Telefunken Elektroakustik M80 out for other applications, as I've only used it on a single session thus far for recording snare drum. For this purpose, the mic is absolutely incredible! I definitely prefer it to the sound of the standard Shure SM57 on the snare, as I find it to be a fuller and more detailed sound. Of course the mic isn't going to be as cheap or sturdy as an SM57, but in terms of pure sound quality, I prefer the M80 on snare drum. I'm definitely eager to test the mic's versatility and I'm really glad that I'll get the chance to do so. I believe that we got the mic for using it on snare drum, but it seems to be more flexible than just for this application. The price isn't too expensive at all considering this is pretty much the ultimate dynamic mic. Home and professional studio owners alike should definitely know about the Telefunken M80...