Beyerdynamic M 130

Dual Ribbon Microphone with Figure-8 Polar Pattern
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Beyerdynamic M 130
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Unsurpassed Ribbon Sound in a Bidirectional Mic

Beyerdynamic is one of few microphone manufacturers worldwide that still produce ribbon microphones. One of the finest examples of their work is the legendary M 130. This unique double-ribbon microphone's element has superb transient response, creating a highly detailed sound with unequalled accuracy and transparency.

Beyerdynamic M 130 Double Ribbon Microphone at a Glance:

  • Figure-8 microphone with clear, uncolored sound

  • Ideal for Mid-Side recording when used with a cardioid microphone
  • Outstanding for ambience recording

Figure-8 microphone with clear, uncolored sound
The Beyerdynamic M 130's bi-directional figure-8 polar pattern effectively suppresses unwanted interference from the sides. The M 130's balanced, uncolored sound can handle a wide variety of applications including background vocals overheads, toms, and more.

Ideal for Mid-Side recording
When used in conjunction with the hypercardioid M 160, the M 130 is ideal for creating an authentic stereo image through the use of the M-S (Mid-Side) technique. The M 130 delivers excellent M-S results when recording or broadcasting a true stereo image.

Outstanding for ambience recording
The M 130's rugged design handles the demands of remote recording/broadcast sessions as easily as in-studio use. Used by itself, the M 130 allows the recording of background audience noise and concert hall "ambience" without unwanted resonances. In the studio the M 130 is effective with backing vocal groups, percussion and mounted toms. The M 130's crisply articulated, uncolored sound is well-suited to such demanding audiophile applications as digital and direct-to-disc recording.

Beyerdynamic M 130 dual Ribbon Microphone Features:

  • Transducer type: Dynamic dual ribbon

  • Operating principle: Pressure gradient
  • Frequency response 40Hz-18kHz
  • Polar pattern: Figure-8
  • Consistent figure-8 polar pattern throughout frequency response
  • Superb transient response
  • Characteristically warm and natural sound
  • Applications: stereo recording, overheads, M-S stereophonic recording with M 160
  • Diaphragm: Pure aluminium
  • Case/finish: Brass
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR male
For supreme accuracy in stereo recording, try the Beyerdynamic M 130!

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Additional Media

M 130 User Manual
M 130 Spec Sheet
Studio Microphone Buying Guide
New In Stock At Sweetwater

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Ribbon
Ribbon Type Double Ribbon, Aluminum
Polar Pattern Figure-8
Frequency Response 40Hz-18kHz
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Connector XLR
Weight 0.33 lbs.
Included Accessories Shock Mount
Manufacturer Part Number 129534

Customer Reviews

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Great mic!!

First, I should say, I've been purchasing from Sweetwater steadily over the past several months. They're great, excellent customer service, fast shipping, terrific.Now, on to this mic. This is a stellar microphone! And perhaps underestimated, it seems to get less attention than its counterpart, the M 160. For drums, I've been recording in a Glyn Johns type fashion, which has worked quite well, with the right placement. But I addition to that, I had been using LDC about 5 feet out in front of the kit, set to a figure 8 pickup pattern, and then compressed and checked for phase in mix to bring out the room ambience. I've been able to achieve a very full, natural sound this way.But I wanted to try a ribbon mic for this application. I chose this mic because it's middle price point, and BeyerDynamic's long standing reputation. The first thing that struck me was how small this mic actually is, I'd heard is was small, but it is really small.But don't fooled, this mic has a huge sound. For front of drumkit application, it is perfect. A nice punchy, natural sound.I've since tried it on my guitar amp, in conjunction with a Sennheiser MD421, and I am finally getting the guitar sound that I hear from the amp. Adjusting between the two in mix and no more EQing is necessary.The only way to describe is that the guitar sounds "live", no other way to put it, really.Obviously, most people know the history behind the M160, but this mic is every bit as good. Maybe better, definitely versatile, being a figure 8 pattern it's useful in stereo applications, m/s, blumlein, etc.Sounds great on acoustic guitar as well. Very pleased with this purchase, may need a second one soon.
Music background: Musician/songwriter
See also: Ribbon Mics, Beyerdynamic, Beyerdynamic Ribbon Microphones