Beyerdynamic M 160 Dynamic Dual Ribbon Microphone (Hypercardioid)

PA SKU # BEY M160 MFR # 100668 UPC # 4010118100666
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  • Dynamic Double Ribbon (Hypercardioid) Microphone

Dynamic Double Ribbon (Hypercardioid) Microphone

Beyerdynamic is one of few microphone manufacturers world-wide that still produces 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.
  • Unique double ribbon microphone transducer
    Hypercardioid polar pattern
    Extended frequency response
    Excellent transparency and transient response
    Compact and rugged design
    Warm and natural sound
  • Transducer type: Dynamic
    Operating principle: Pressure gradient
    Frequency response (distant miking): 40 - 18,000 Hz
    Polar pattern: Hypercardioid
    Side attenuation: > 25 dB at 110
    Open circuit voltage at 1 kHz (0dB = 1V/Pa): 1.0 mV/Pa -60 dBV
    Nominal impedance: 200 Ω
    Load impedance: >= 1000 Ω
    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
  • Instrumental miking such as saxophone
    Miking of drums (toms, hi-hat)
    MS-stereophony with M 130
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