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Beyerdynamic M 88 TG Microphone

You Pay: $291.48
Product Highlights
  • Hyper-Cardioid
  • Dynamic Element
  • Handheld Style
  • Ideal for Live Sound
  • Also for Broadcasters/Announcers
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • Rugged Construction
  • Reinforced Basket
  • High SPL Capacity
  • Excellent Bass Reproduction

The Beyerdynamic M 88 TG Microphone offers both a wide frequency response and rugged construction, making an ideal combination for many applications.

In the studio and live, use the M 88 TG's high SPL capability to allow the microphone to be placed close to loud sound sources such as a kick drum or bass guitar. It has a -20dB integrated humbucking filter, and is equally impressive as both a vocal microphone or for brass/windwood instruments. The M 88 TG has a reinforced basket to withstand rough handling when being used for more demanding applications. The M 88 TG is often used in a broadcast environment as an announcers or EFP microphone.

A handheld type microphone ideal for live sound, broadcasting, announcing, etc.
High SPL handling capability
Highly defined hypercardioid polar characteristic with dynamic element
Sensitive, accurate response
Extended frequency range with rising high end & exceptional bass reproduction
Integral -20 dB humbucking filter
Rugged construction with reinforced basket
Transducer Pressure Gradient Dynamic Moving Coil
Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
Frequency Response 30 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level Not Specified by Manufacturer
Power Requirements None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power
Output Impedance 200 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Dimensions 7.12 x 1.90" (181 x 48.5mm) LxD
Weight 11.3 oz (320g)
Beyerdynamic M 88 TG Microphone
  • (MKV 8) Microphone Clip
  • 3/8" to 5/8" Thread Adapter
  • Black Padded Protective Zippered Bag
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    BeyerdynamicM 88 TG Microphone
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (3)

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      5.0

      Secret weapon for bass cabs

      By west county dubs

      from SF, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Beyerdynamic M 88 TG Microphone:

        Secret weapon for bass cabs, that says it all. Tight response with a great proximity boost.

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        5.0

        Great for soft vocals and Bass

        By neworleanian

        from New Orleans, LA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Beyerdynamic M 88 TG Microphone:

          My first time buying a mic over the $100 range and I am very pleased. Robust enough to go on tour and good quality for the studio at a price a home-producer can afford. Does a great job of picking up whispery vocals and vibrato as well as deep, electronic bass tones. Takes two weeks to come in the mail, as it must be ordered from the factory, so don't expect overnight delivery.

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          5.0

          Great Microphone Greater Price

          By Rockin' Rick Regan

          from Wichita, Kansas USA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Beyerdynamic M 88 TG Microphone:

            My microphone case includes a Neumann U87,a Sennheiser MK 416 and now an M88 TG by Beyerdynamic. What a great addition to the studio. It has a warm smooth sound and it is discreet. It does not pick up a lot of extra room noise at all. Solid and hearty this little gem is a great addition for the studio or when going out to record or perform. For the money this is way under-priced as it performs like a much more expensive piece of equipment.

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            4.0

            Great for Trombone & Trumpet

            By Dave

            from California

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • De-ephasized highs
            • Durable
            • Lack of mid presence bump
            • Low frequency body
            • Not prone to harshness
            • Smooth sounding

            Cons

            • De-emphasized highs
            • Lack of mid presence bump
            • Proximity effect overload
            • Sketchy on baritone vox

            Best Uses

            • Great for Brass
            • Maybe guitar cabs

            Comments about Beyerdynamic M 88 TG Microphone:

            I purchased this microphone after years of being curious about it. Recently I attended a Pink Martini concert, in which both the lead trumpet and trombone players were miced with it. Overall I would describe this mic as smooth with low-mid frequency warmth and de-emphasized high frequency response (but not anything to the extent of the blunt high frequency attenuation of an SM57). I tried it on trombone and it sounded just great. In that application I would characterize it as smooth, not in-your-face, but still catching the overtones very nicely. It sounds real, tangible, and musical, with no obvious hype. It smooths out those harsh high mid and high frequencies and adds warmth to the low end. However, this microphone did not fare so well on my male baritone voice. The proximity effect too readily overloaded my Metric Halo ULN-2 audio interface when used close up. I had to back away about 6 to 8 inches to reliably prevent proximity effect overload. However, backing up to that extent resulted in a mediocre, somewhat thin tone and noticeable room noise. Maybe I don't know what I'm doing, but despite adjusting preamp levels, I could not get this microphone to work all that well on my voice. The proximity effect was simply overwhelming and ready to jump out at the slightest detection of low-mid frequency. That said, I am keeping this mic because it sounds great on trombone, where it strikes me as pleasant with no problematic issues. On trombone, I did not have to be wary of distance at all - it just worked. Most importantly it just sounds right in that application. That said, some engineers might miss the bump in high-mid boost presence featured in some other mics, so it depends on the sound you are after. I suspect this mic will sound even better on trumpet, which generally contains more pronounced upper overtones and could also benefit from the low-end body of this mic. Hey, this being the mic Pink Martini uses for their live concerts on lead trumpet and trombone, I would have to conclude that this is one of the best for that application. While it is not a do-it-all mic, it has the "just right" sound in certain applications.

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