Beyerdynamic 100668 M 160 (M160, M-160, M/160, m 160) Double ribbon mic, hypercardioid, 3 pin XLR
Double ribbon microphone (hypercardioid)
Instrumental miking such as saxophone
Miking of drums (toms, hi-hat)
MS-stereophony with M 130
beyerdynamic is one of few microphone manufacturers world-wide that still produce 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
Price category Professional
Transducer type Ribbon (dynamic)
Polar pattern microphone Hypercardiod
Microphone frequency response 40 - 18,000 Hz
Dimensions Length: 156 mm; Shaft diameter: 23 mm; Head diameter: 38 mm
Net weight without packaging 230 g