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M 160

Made in Germany
Available at authorized resellers
Article Number: 100668

Double ribbon microphone (hypercardioid)

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°, 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 ideal for stereo recordings in MS technique.

Features

  • Unique double ribbon microphone transducer
  • Hypercardioid polar pattern
  • Extended frequency response
  • Excellent transparency and transient response
  • Compact and rugged design
  • 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   Hypercardiod
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: 156 mm; Shaft diameter: 23 mm; Head diameter: 38 mm
Net weight without packaging   230 g


Spec Sheet

accessories for M 160

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 5/8"
GST 590 5/8"
Short microphone stand
GST 590 5/8"
GST 590 3/8"
GST 590 3/8"
Short microphone stand
GST 590 3/8"

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M 160: Rugged design and transparent sound
www.bonedo.de 05/2016
Title: Beyerdynamic M 160 Review
Author: Nick Mavridis

www.bonedo.de 05/2016
Title: Beyerdynamic M 160 Review
Author: Nick Mavridis

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Considering (...) that this classic is the product of a world-renowned traditional company, makes a statement to the microphone particularly interesting: With a price of 500 Euro the transducer can be described as very reasonable, because for that amount you usually get only ribbon microphones from Far East or Russian production - English or American Ribbons with such quality characteristics are more expensive.

[...]

First of all, alternatives to the Beyerdynamic M 160 are rare or practically not existing. Only very few ribbon microphones supply another polar pattern than eight, in combination with a very small size and a good price there are simply none. And these are the advantages: You cannot or want always use a huge microphone. The M 160 does its job quite unpretentious and looks just banal, yes almost naively like a microphone. It always finds room under the snare and due to its low weight long boom arms are never critical. Its polar pattern is generally known to be helpful in representing more isolated sound sources, rear influences are present, but low enough so that they are not disturbing in some distance. The sound characteristic of the M 160 is not uniformly like an eight on the different directions of sound, but even with a moving signal it is not noticeably that strong.

[...]

Beyerdynamic’s ribbon microphones are the most robust microphone of this design. The aluminium of the M 160 ribbons is rolled and becomes tear-resistant through this and the magnet consists of one casting which is to make the capsule durable as well.

[...]

The character of the microphone strongly resembles its sibling with the eight polar pattern. As the M 130 it sounds transparent, occupies signals with a very, very modest veil of dust, tames points and corners in the signal. Regarding its good nature and sound character, it counts to the more muted microphones among the ribbon microphones (...) especially when percussion is picked up. When speaking into it with a human voice, the level drop is noticeable, and of course, the microphone is also suitable for picking up a guitar amp. "

[...]

The Beyerdynamic M 160 is a ribbon microphone, which is very small and robust for this transducer / receiver type showing a restrained ribbon character - and at the same time it is not too expensive. The peculiarity lies in hypercardioid polar pattern which is unusual for a ribbon. This can be very useful on the one hand, such as when a high channel separation is required, but you have to take a certain sonic compromise. This was really excellently solved by Beyerdynamic, because with the M 160 they originated a microphone which really exists only once in this form.

 

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