Telefunken M81 Universal Dynamic Microphone

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Telefunken M81 Universal Dynamic Microphone (Telefunken-M81)

Telefunken M81 Universal Dynamic Microphone

The M81 builds off of the same features of the M80 that have made it so popular; minimal proximity effect, superior feedback rejection, and an articulate mid-range. However, with the M81 the top end is pulled back a bit, yielding a flatter overall frequency response. The result is a microphone that not only complements the M80, but also stands on its own in a universe filled with dynamic microphones. The TELEFUNKEN M81 exhibits a wealth of body and clarity, making it a great tool for fattening up percussion, horns, and any thinner sounding sources. The controlled high frequency response is ideal for taming brighter vocals and guitar tones without sacrificing detail.

The M81 dynamic microphone has been designed with the goal to not only complement the M80, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's first dynamic offering, but to also stand out in a universe filled with dynamic microphone options. When the M80 was first introduced in 2008, it quickly became a favorite in both live and studio environments. Its clear and detailed top end, articulate mid-range, and minimal proximity effect won the hearts (and ears) of thousands of new users, making it a staple for vocal and snare drum applications, as well as the most popular microphone in the TELEFUNKEN product line.

Sonic Characteristic - Building off many of the strengths of the M80, the TELEFUNKEN M81 retains the same minimal proximity effect, superior feedback rejection, and articulate mid-range. However, with the M81, 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 percussion, horns and thinner sounding sources. 

Circuit DesignThe TELEFUNKEN M81's tailored frequency response makes the microphone exceptional on electric guitars, percussion, rack and floor toms, and brass instruments. This microphone's wide range of uses and rugged reliability make it the workhorse for the new generation.

ConstructionFinished in the same flint gray body tube and tri-chrome head grill styling as the R-F-T AR-51, the M81 is readily identifiable when reaching for the microphone. The M81 was very much designed with the AR-51 in mind. Great care was taken to tune the M81's overall response to be complimentary to the AR-51 when recording electric guitars.

Accessories Basically, the TELEFUNKEN M81 is designed to be used on... well, anything and everything! It truly is a "Universal Dynamic Microphone". Each M81 Universal Dynamic microphone ships with a leather zipper bag and M 780 mic clip.

Technical Specifications

  • Type: Dynamic Moving Coil
  • Capsule:  25 mm
  • Transformer: Custom Wound TELEFUNKEN T80
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency Range: 50 Hz - 18 kHz
  • Sensitivity:  1.54 mV/Pa
  • Output Impedance: 325 Ω
  • Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): 135 dB
  • Dimensions: 184 mm L x 48 mm Dia
  • Weight: 387 g
  • Shockmount: M 780 - Mic Clip