TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing at Summer NAMM its new Wood Series of the industrywide favorite M80 dynamic cardioid microphone. The M80 Oak (light wood) and the M80 Cherry (dark wood) microphones feature a unique hard-coat paint finish designed to replicate a wooden grain. Both the M80 Oak and M80 Cherry include a microphone clip and leather carrying case.
The extremely rugged M80 is designed for both stage and studio, performance and recording. Its directional pickup pattern and wide frequency response yield a microphone that provides an ideal blend of functionality, isolation, and a distinctively pleasing tone. The M80 is sonically open, requiring little or no EQ to fit into a live or recorded mix. Minimal proximity effect gives the microphone a smooth, balanced presence that is neither boomy nor overpowering.
The M80 combines a low-mass voice coil with an extremely thin Mylar membrane and an American made custom wound impedance matching transformer. Featuring a wide frequency response and high SPL capabilities, the M80 delivers condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic design, producing a microphone equally suitable for voice, instruments or drums on both stage and in the studio.
The M80 exhibits superior feedback rejection in a live environment. On vocals, the response is clear and controlled, capturing the nuances of a performance with great detail while keeping sibilance and handling noise to a minimum. On drums, the M80 is tight, punchy and open, with emphasis on the initial attack. Guitars respond with richness and clarity, horns position effortlessly in the mix, and percussion is projected with straightforward presence.