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
Transducer type Dynamic
Operating principle Pressure gradient
Frequency response (distant miking) 40 - 18,000 Hz
Polar pattern Hypercardioid
Side attenuation > 25 dB at 110°
Open circuit voltage at 1 kHz (0dB = 1V/Pa) 1.0 mV/Pa ? -60 dBV
Nominal impedance 200 ?
Load impedance ? 1000 ?
Diaphragm Pure aluminium
Connector 3-pin XLR male
Length 156 mm
Shaft diameter 23 mm
Head diameter 38 mm
Weight without cable 156 g