Beyerdynamic M 130
Double Ribbon Microphone (Figure 8)
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.
Classic ribbon microphone offering two stacked ribbons ensuring pure, uncoloured soundIdeal companion for authentic recordings and studio applicationsThe figure 8 polar pattern eliminates unwanted noises from the sideRugged designMade in Germany
Transducer type: Ribbon (Dynamic)Operating principle: Pressure gradientFrequency response: 40 - 18,000 HzPolar pattern: Figure-eightRear attenuation at 1 kHz: > 25 dB at 110°Open circuit voltage at 1 kHz (0 dB = 1 V/Pa): 1.3 mV/Pa = -57.5 dBVNominal impedance: 200Load impedance : 1000Diaphragm: Pure aluminiumCase/finish: BrassConnector: 3-pin XLR maleDimensions:Length: 128 mmShaft diameter: 23 mmHead diameter: 38.5 mmWeight without cable: 150 g
April 5, 2021
Wonderful little mic
I tried this with and without a cloudlifter. The cloudlifter helps brighten it up. It has excellent transient response and a very natural sound. Great on guitar cabs. Great on acoustic guitar. Not that this affects the sound, but it's tiny, and really well built. Read more
I'm proud to own one of these microphones. M160 is next on the list.
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