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M 130
 

M 130

Made in Germany
Available at authorized resellers
Article Number: 129534

Double ribbon microphone (figure of eight)



Studio recordings
Instruments
Overhead
Ambience recordings
MS (together with the M 160) and Blumlein recordings

beyerdynamic is one of few microphone manufacturers world-wide that still produce ribbon microphones. One of them is the legendary M 130. The M 130's unique double ribbon element has a superb transient response, creating a highly detailed sound with unequalled accuracy and transparency. The bidirectional figure eight polar pattern effectively suppresses unwanted interference from the sides. The M 130's balanced, uncoloured sound handles a wide variety of applications. In conjunction with the hypercardioid M 160, the M 130 is ideal for creating an authentic stereo image through the use of the MS- (Mid-Side) technique.
The M 130 gives excellent results when the Mid-Side technique is used to record or broadcast a true stereo image. Its rugged Design handles the demands of remote recording/broadcast sessions as easily as those of the studio. Alone, the M 130 allows the recording of background audience noise and concert hall 'ambience' without unwanted resonances. In the recording studio it is effective with backing vocal groups, percussion and mounted toms. The M 130's crisply articulated, uncoloured sound is well suited to such demanding audiophile applications as digital and direct-to-disc recording.

Features

  • Double ribbon microphone
  • Consistent figure-eight polar pattern throughout frequency response
  • Superb transient response
  • Compact and rugged design
  • Characteristically warm and natural sound

Contact

beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG
Theresienstr. 8
74072 Heilbronn - Germany

Questions regarding Orders, Payment & Delivery

Phone: +49 7131 617-444

Product Advice

Phone: +49 7131 617-440

Contact us per e-mail:

proaudio @beyerdynamic .com

technical data

Price category   Professional
Transducer typeThe transducer system is designed as a dynamic moving coil microphone, as a ribbon microphone or as a condenser microphone.   Ribbon (dynamic)
Polar patternThe polar pattern is the preferred pick-up direction of the microphone. According to the shape of the corresponding measurement plot, there are omni-directional, cardioid, super-cardioid or hyper-cardioid as well as figure-of-eight patterns. microphone   Figure of eight
Microphone frequency responseRange of frequencies transmitted by the microphone from low to extremely high sounds (low to high frequencies).   40 - 18,000 Hz
Dimensions   Length: 128 mm; Shaft diameter: 23 mm; Head diameter: 38.5 mm
Net weight without packaging   213 g


Spec Sheet

accessories for M 130

WS 260
WS 260
Wind screen for M 130/ 160/ 260
WS 260
EA 19/25
EA 19/25
Elastic suspension
EA 19/25
MKV 8
MKV 8
Microphone clamp (22-32mm)
MKV 8
M-Bag M
M-Bag M
Microphone bag (medium)
M-Bag M
BMC 05 FM BLK
BMC 05 FM BLK
Standard XLR-XLR microphone cable, length 5 m
BMC 05 FM BLK
BMC 10 FM BLK
BMC 10 FM BLK
€31.93
Standard microphone cable. XLR-XLR, length 10 m
BMC 10 FM BLK
GST 590 3/8"
GST 590 3/8"
Short microphone stand
GST 590 3/8"
GST 590 5/8"
GST 590 5/8"
Short microphone stand
GST 590 5/8"

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User Manual


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M 130: Underestimated classics
www.bonedo.de 05/2016
Title: Beyerdynamic M 130 Review
Author: Nick Mavridis

www.bonedo.de 05/2016
Title: Beyerdynamic M 130 Review
Author: Nick Mavridis

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Among you readers there are surely some who may grin now and think: “I have been working with this microphone for many years now and I know why.” I can understand this statement: In general microphones with an eight polar pattern are suitable for MS and other stereo techniques; they are frequency stable and have an excellent off-axis attenuation, ribbon microphones are good-natured devices with a harmonious sound, which lack a little bit highs, but are fast enough to collect sonic details of the sound sources. The Beyerdynamic M 130, in particular, features more properties that other Ribbons cannot provide such as robustness and compactness. Both are not insignificant, when I think with what caution I have to handle my huge, sensitive and very heavy Coles. Another thing what is not or only partially true for other ribbon microphone is the price: with 500 Euro at the shop it is surprisingly inexpensive because terms such as “precision tool made in Germany” or “Classic” usually mean exorbitant prices! "

Conclusion: Well with the Beyerdynamic M 130 it is as with most classics. One could complain about small detail or principles. There is hardly anything one could complain about, because the M 130 does not have out-of-date details such as holders worthy of discussion as some Sennheiser classics. Although being a ribbon microphone, it is even quite insensitive to external influences. What remains is a sound transducer which exploits the advantages of the principle and minimises the disadvantages better than any other microphone of this kind. Regarding the sound some users desire an even stronger character like Coles or AEA can provide. With the beyerdynamic M 130, however, you will receive a microphone which can be used with many instruments – it slightly colourises but sounds still beautiful and supplies a signal which can still be processed when needed without “decay”. The long history of the M 130 can be fully traced and I would not be surprise if we see it for many decades on the market.

 

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