Let’s get small!
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has downsized, in a good way, by shrinking the profile of its M80 and M81 dynamic microphones. The result is the M80-SH and M81-SH which mirror the sonic characteristics of their kin, in a more compact form factor that allows them to squeeze into tight spaces.
The M80-SH and M81-SH are available now, both for MSRP $249. Following are more details, as told by TELEFUNKEN:
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is adding two new models to its popular dynamic microphone lineup. The new “Shorty” compact M80-SH provides the bright, open sound of the standard M80, while the new low profile “Shorty” M81-SH produces the darker, richer tones of the M81.
Both the M80 and M81 are available in standard and wireless capsule formats. Starting this summer, the “Shorty” M80-SH and M81-SH will be offered in these alternative, lower profile versions, with built in mic clips, making them ideal for tight applications on stage and in the studio.
The engineers at TELEFUNKEN created the M80-SH dynamic mic for use on snare drum and vocal applications where a lower profile microphone with right angle XLR cable is preferable. The wide frequency response and higher SPL capabilities offer the user a superior alternative to the midrange-laden character of common dynamic microphones. A tight cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response boasting a subtle rise result in a microphone that is equally suitable for snare drum, vocals or instruments on both the stage and in the studio.
The M81-SH was designed as a mic that would not only complement the M80-SH, but also stand out in a field filled with dynamic microphone options. Building off many of the strengths of the M80, the TELEFUNKEN M81-SH retains the same minimal proximity effect, superior feedback rejection, and an articulate mid-range. However, with the M81-SH, the top end is pulled back a bit, yielding a flatter overall frequency response. This combination results in a microphone with a wealth of body and clarity, making it a great tool for taming brighter vocals and guitar tones, and for fattening up toms, percussion, horns and thinner sounding sources.
The M80-SH is offered with either chrome or black head grills and ships with a leather microphone bag and 5 meter SGMC-5R XLR cable with right angle female XLR. The M81-SH comes with a leather microphone bag and 5 meter SGMC-5 XLR cable with right angle female XLR.