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Beyerdynamic M 160 Microphone

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Instrumental miking such as saxophone
Miking of drums (toms, hi-hat)
MS-stereophony with M 130

Beyerdynamic is one of few microphone manufacturers world-wide that still produce ribbon microphones. A classic one is the M 160, a dynamic double ribbon microphone. Featuring a hypercardioid polar pattern with a noise attenuation of 25 dB at 110 Degrees, 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. In conjunction with the M 130 dynamic double ribbon microphone the M 160 is perfect for stereo recordings in MS technique.


Unique double ribbon microphone transducer

Hypercardioid polar pattern

Extended frequency response

Excellent transparency and transient response

Compact and super durable design

Warm and natural sound

Technical Specifications
Transducer type Dynamic
Operating principle Pressure gradient
Frequency response (distant miking) 40 - 18,000 Hz
Polar pattern Hypercardioid
Side attenuation > 25 dB at 110 Degrees
Open circuit voltage at 1 kHz (0dB = 1V/Pa) 1.0 mV/Pa = -60 dBV
Nominal impedance 200 O
Load impedance = 1000 O
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
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Beyerdynamic warrants its products to be free from defects for 2 years from the date of purchase.

Beyerdynamic: 631-293-3200