Telefunken M80-SH Black

Dynamic Microphone with Compact Form Factor, Supercardioid Pickup Pattern, and 50Hz-18kHz Frequency Response - Black Grille
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Condenser-like Performance, Compact Dynamic Convenience

The Telefunken M80-SH dynamic microphone delivers condenser-like performance, with the convenience and robustness of a dynamic mic. Unlike the midrange-heavy tone of many popular handheld mics, the M80-SH employs a low-mass capsule with an ultra-thin membrane to capture every nuance of your performance with amazing balance and detail. And with its compact form factor, you'll find it easy to place the M80-SH on snare drums and other hard-to-get-to sources. You don't need an expensive condenser mic to get studio-quality sound - you need the Telefunken M80-SH.

Telefunken M80-SH Dynamic Handheld Microphone at a Glance:
  • Specially-designed capsule gives the mic a wide, balanced response
  • Remarkably consistent sound no matter what you're plugging into
  • Clear, detailed sound is perfect for vocals or instruments
Specially-designed capsule gives the mic a wide, balanced response

Telefunken designed the M80-SH's head and capsule to reduce the proximity effect created by the supercardioid polar pattern. That means your vocals won't get boomy or indistinct, yet you still get the feedback-fighting characteristics of a directional microphone.

Remarkably consistent sound no matter what you're plugging into

If you're a live performer, you know that it's tough to get a consistent sound every night when you're plugging into a different mixing board each time. Different microphone preamplifiers can operate at different impedance levels, and that affects the sound of your microphone. The Telefunken M80-SH sports an American made, custom wound transformer that automatically matches impedance, and that means your vocal sound will be consistent no matter what you're plugging into.

Clear, detailed sound is perfect for vocals or instruments

The diaphragm on the Telefunken M80-SH is super thin, which gives it a fast, un-colored response that captures your sound with incredible detail. Because it's not a midrange-heavy mic like some dynamics, it's not just for vocals. You can get great results with the M80-SH in front of a guitar amp, over a snare drum, or virtually any other instrument that needs a detailed, well-balanced microphone.

Telefunken M80-SH Dynamic Microphone Features:
  • Dynamic supercardioid microphone for vocals, instruments, or percussion
  • Compact form factor makes it easy to place on snare drums and other hard-to-get-to sources
  • Wide-range 50Hz-18kHz frequency response is ideal for both instruments and vocals
  • Low-mass capsule and diaphragm responds quickly, giving you clear, detailed reproduction
  • Capsule design reduces proximity effect so your sound doesn't become muddy or indistinct
  • American made, custom wound transformer automatically matches impedance
  • Made in America with high-quality components
  • Includes microphone clip and carrying bag
Legendary Telefunken sound can be yours with the M80-SH!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Range 50Hz-18kHz
Max SPL 135 dB SPL
Output Impedance 325 ohms
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Included Accessories Stand Mount, Microphone Pouch, XLR Cable
Manufacturer Part Number M80-SH Black

Customer Reviews

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5/5

M80-SH

Not to shame my SM-57's, because I still have and use them. But as a drummer, I eased into replacing the tom mics, and then it came time to get a snare mic. I rarely drop my jaw, but when I heard the snare in my cans for the first time, I was stunned! It didn't color it, but brought it to life. And the cymbal bleed from the hi hats was cut nearly in half; this thing has great rejection. Absolutely no regrets getting this microphone.
Music background: Drummer 20+ years, home recording studio owner
5/5

My favorite Mic

I was not satisfied with the sound quality I was getting from my snare drums in recording sessions. I was convinced a new mic was the way to go. My sales contact, Ian, recommended the M80. The mic arrived in two days. It was set up that night so I could do a quick "mic check". With virtually no positioning "fine tuning", all my snares sound great...even the one only used for live gigs. Thanks Ian and Telefunken!
5/5

Telefunken M80

I have used a 57 for recording my amp since I started playing. I have tried several mics over the years and always came back to the 57. until now man oh man this is a game changer. The mic is very clean and full not harsh or nasal in any way. so far any position I have used it in works very well. I have received many compliments on the new sound when as before people likes the tone but wasn't overly impressed with the sound, now they are really liking the image,depth and tone. wahoo!
Music background: guitar player, studio and live,Recording Engineer
4.5/5

Favorite Snare Microphone

This compact mic is easy to get around tight drum kits and sounds great. It has all the my favorite characteristics of my old go to snare microphone without the cons. Drummers are always asking what I'm using on their snare and they love it. Its small enough to position well without having to worry about it getting hit, even though it can take the hit if you have a sloppy drummer. The included clip clips right on to rims too which can be really handy.
Music background: Live Sound Engineer
See also: Dynamic Mics, Telefunken, Telefunken Dynamic Microphones, Telefunken Dynamic Microphones