Telefunken M82 - Dynamic Kick Drum Mic

Large-diaphragm Cardioid Dynamic Microphone with Switchable Low-middle Frequency Filter and High-frequency Boost
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Four Killer Kick Tones!

The M82 dynamic microphone expands Telefunken's lineup with a purpose-built kick drum mic any live or studio engineer can appreciate. Outfitted with an oversized 1.37" moving-coil diaphragm, the M82 provides you with superb low-frequency response. But, although Telefunken designed it for kick drums, this fat and punchy mic is also ideal for bass cabinets, voiceover work, and many other applications. On top of that, there's a switchable Kick EQ filter and a separate switchable High Boost function onboard the Telefunken M82, giving you four distinct sounds in one microphone.

Telefunken M82 Dynamic Instrument Microphone at a Glance:

  • Perfect for more than just kick drums

  • Cut out boxiness with flip of a switch
  • Boost your highs for better beater attack
Perfect for more than just kick drums

Although Telefunken specifically designed their M82 with kick drum in mind, this large-diaphragm dynamic instrument microphone it great for a wide range of other sources as well. Its large 1.37" moving coil diaphragm naturally responds smoothly to punchy and dynamic bass-heavy sources. When you stick an M82 on a bass cabinet or organ, you'll instantly hear the full depth of the bottom end, without losing full-range details, and it does absolute wonders with lower-register male vocals and voiceover work.

Cut out boxiness with flip of a switch

Real professional engineers know that it's always better to get the highest quality sound right at the source than to fix it in post. That's why Telefunken built a special Kick EQ switch into the M82 instrument microphone. This switch lets you instantly notch frequencies around 350Hz out of the M82, removing the flabby and boxy sound that can make your kick drum sound fall flat.

Boost your highs for better beater attack

Need a little more beater click to fill out your kick sound? Don't reach for the EQ - stitch on the M82's High Boost mode, and you'll get all the top-end definition you need. Not only will this built-in 2kHz shelving boost bring out beater attack, it also provides a noticeable presence boost that adds clarity to vocals, definition to organ percussion, and air to slap bass. Its just one more reason why the Telefunken M82 instrument microphone is such a great addition to any mic locker.

Telefunken M82 Dynamic Instrument Microphone Features:

  • Large-diaphragm cardioid dynamic microphone built to deliver massive kick-drum sound

  • Ideal for use with kick drums, bass cabinets, deep voiceover/vocals, and other bass-heavy sources
  • Oversized 1.37" moving-coil diaphragm provides powerful low-frequency response
  • Kick EQ switch lets you notch filter out frequencies around 350Hz to remove boxiness
  • High Boost switch lets you amplify 2kHz and up by 6dB for added high-end clarity and beater attack
  • Housed in a super-rugged shell and headgrille for maximum durability
Get the prefect kick-drum sound with the Telefunken M82 dynamic instrument microphone!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide
How to Get a Great Kick Drum Sound with Telefunken Microphones
Welcome Telefunken!

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 25Hz-18kHz
Output Impedance 300 ohms
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 1.4 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number M82

Customer Reviews

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Best kick mic I've used

I've used many kick microphones over the years. All have their strengths and weaknesses, and are applicable to certain situations. The M82 is the first kick mic I've owned that works well in any situation. Recording an 18" jazz kick with a closed front head? Leave both switches flat. Want a gentle ballad type kick that still works in a rock mix? Scoop the mids. Going for a modern rock sound? Scoop the mids and boost the highs. I haven't used the mic yet for anything but kick - I'm sure it excels as a voice over mic, or a bass cab also.
Music background: Studio Owner - Engineer

Great Bass Mic

Just used this mic for the first time last weekend. The result was a very solid response. The full spectrum of lows along with all the resonance I expect from a bass drum mic really came through for the progressive style rock I play. The only downside is the lack of a hard case, but a nice mic that comes with a solid mount, leather case and a quality cord. For the money this is the best bass mic I've found that can also be used on guitar cabs.
Music background: Drums/Guitar/Keys Home recorder.
See also: Dynamic Mics, Telefunken, Telefunken Dynamic Microphones