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Telefunken M80 Custom Handheld Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone (Black Body, Copper Grille)

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Telefunken M80 Custom Handheld Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone (Black Body, Copper Grille)
Key Features
  • Supercardioid Polar Pattern
  • Enhanced Directionality
  • Wide 50 Hz to 18 kHz Frequency Response
  • High Maximum SPL of 135 dB
Presented in a black body with a copper grille, the Telefunken M80 Custom Handheld Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone delivers the sonic essence of a condenser in a rugged dynamic design. It features a wide 50 Hz to 18 kHz frequency response and high maximum SPL of 135 dB, making it equally suitable for voice, instruments, or drums onstage and in the studio. The M80 is designed to be an alternative to the midrange-laden character of most dynamic vocal microphones.

The M80's low-mass capsule and super-thin capsule membrane allow a wider dynamic range from a live vocal, providing an intimate feel that's typically reserved for studio condenser microphones. The head and capsule assembly is designed to reduce proximity effect and add low-end clarity while still providing present bass. The M80 also features an American-made, custom-wound, impedance-matching transformer. It ships with a mic clip and leather storage bag.

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Telefunken M80 Overview

Presented in a black body with a copper grille, the Telefunken M80 Custom Handheld Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone delivers the sonic essence of a condenser in a rugged dynamic design. It features a wide 50 Hz to 18 kHz frequency response and high maximum SPL of 135 dB, making it equally suitable for voice, instruments, or drums onstage and in the studio. The M80 is designed to be an alternative to the midrange-laden character of most dynamic vocal microphones.

The M80's low-mass capsule and super-thin capsule membrane allow a wider dynamic range from a live vocal, providing an intimate feel that's typically reserved for studio condenser microphones. The head and capsule assembly is designed to reduce proximity effect and add low-end clarity while still providing present bass. The M80 also features an American-made, custom-wound, impedance-matching transformer. It ships with a mic clip and leather storage bag.

High Performance Features

  • "Condenser-like" performance in a rugged dynamic design
  • Proprietary capsule assembly designed to reduce proximity effect and enhance vocals
  • Supercardioid polar pattern provides enhanced directionality and immunity to feedback
  • Custom-wound Telefunken T80 transformer
  • Dynamic moving coil requires no batteries or phantom power

Telefunken M80 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorHandheld
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleDynamic
Diaphragm0.98" / 25 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 18 kHz ±3 dB
Maximum SPL135 dB SPL (1% THD)
Impedance325 Ohms
Sensitivity1.54 mV/Pa
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Bus PowerNone
Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Included CaseZipper Pouch
Included FiltersNone
Dimensionsø: 1.89 x L: 7.24" / ø: 48 x L: 184 mm
Weight13.65 oz / 387 g

Telefunken M80 Reviews

Works...

By Herbert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-20

Excellent mic, works as advertised, and looks like the mic, on which, God said, Fiat Lux!

Incredible mic, way worth the investment

By E-Plugg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-02-26

The ELA M80 has as beautiful low silky warmth to it. Hacking a vocal channel or graphic eq to ring out monitors is not necessary for the M80. Just a high pass of about 160-180hz. very small dip @ with a tight Q @ 250hz, and a wide 1 dip @ 3.15K is mostly what you need to start off with the M80. Sometime you may have to bring 6 or 8k down 2 0r 3dB due to the brightness of the mic. but still overall a great mic. Hands down beats any dynamic mic in sound, clarity, warmth & durability. Would even stack it against a few condenser mics.

Incredible Mic

By David Lehr
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-08-09

This mic is literally the best mic I have EVER used on stage. It has the ability to make bad PA systems and bad speakers sound amazing. This mic is a MUST have if you sing live. This mix has also been amazing in the studio when I mic snare drums. The frequency response is superior to any other mic I've used.

My new go to mic

By Justin FOH
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-07-23

I tour with a country band as their road manager and FOH engineer. At a show we were doing a fellow engineer told me about this mic. I purchased one to try out on our lead vocal then had each of the other singers try it out. After trying multiple mics over the last two years I have finally found what I was looking for. We just purchased three more for a total of four and I have all of my guys on them now. They are amazed with the improvement and a direct quote was I feel like my voice is alive now. The feedback rejection is killer and outside of one one of my vocalists I am only using a HPF on a well tuned system. I have one vocalist that I have to fight around 3.15k but I'm noticing that I am not fighting as hard as I was when we had him on a competitors mic. The only minor complaint I have is the proprietary clip that comes with the mic. I would purchase a couple of extras if you are using them frequently. This is very minor considering it is such a great sounding and tough as nails mic. Definitely worth the money!

Best sounding mic for vocals and podcasting for the money

By Marcus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-11

As a professional audio engineer, this is the most natural sounding dynamic handheld mic I have heard. A little bit of handling noise, and susceptible to plosives, but nothing a mic stand and windscreen can't fix.

Great Mic!

By Dex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-24

Very clear sounding Mic! It was so clear that we were able to fine tune the live vocal reverb at band practice. It also has a nice design and a good weight to it. It feels great in the hand. It has a wide spectrum so you do not necessarily have to position it right in front of your mouth for good results. Overall I am very impressed. If you are looking for a live vocal mic upgrade look no further.

Great Mic

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-16

I've used the SM58 for years and decided it was time for an upgrade after doing a show where my vocals just didn't cut through. The clarity of the M80 is far superior to the SM58 and it feels like it is built rock solid. I'm still getting used to the nuances of this mic during live performances, but haven't had any issues with the change. I've read lots of reviews that these are great for recording, etc but I haven't used it for that so I cannot comment.

did not like it

By sangeet
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2014-10-09

was very harsh sounding. in the store is sounded like it was the best replication of what i really sound like but in the concert hall it was harsh.

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is this a cordless microphone?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Telefunken M80 is not a wireless mic. This is a dynamic handheld that needs to be connected via cable.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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does it have a Bluetooth?
Asked by: Anonymous
The M80 is a dynamic wired handheld mic with no Bluetooth or wireless capabilities.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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