Telefunken Introduces M80 Dynamic Mic Solid Color Line
October 6, 2012 by David Weiss
It must be the cooler air, but a big burst of activity continues unabated from the laboratory of TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik.
Their latest creative act is a dazzling new line of Solid Color finishes for their M80 Dynamic microphone line. TELEFUNKEN received their inspiration from the Mars Volta (who took it upon themselves to paint their M80 in solid white), and is now making the M80 available in a variety of solid colors from their custom shop.
Here’s how TELEFUNKEN describes the sonic side of this visual new voyage:
“TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has created the M80 to give the user a superior alternative to the midrange-laden character of the common dynamic stage microphones. Featuring a wider frequency response and higher SPL capabilities, the M80 delivers condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic design, producing a microphone equally suitable for voice, instruments or drums on stage, as well as in the studio.
Due to its low mass capsule and very thin, yet surprisingly rugged capsule membrane, the M80 produces a wider range of emotion from a live vocal with an intimacy that has been traditionally reserved for studio quality condenser microphones. 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 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.”