BEYER M 160 Frequency Response
BEYER M 160 Frequency Response
BEYER M 160 Polar Pattern
BEYER M 160 Polar Pattern
In a nutshell

Beyer M 160 is a double ribbon pressure gradient hypercardioid microphone which has won acclaim on production shoots during the 70ies. It offers a very hot and round sound for voices and some musical instruments, and its response curve goes very well with "theatre voices". On the other hand, its very low output level makes its basic noise rather significant and thus requires very good preamps downstream, like Nagra 4.2 +6db dynamic preamps or M3Í PAD 30 preamp.

Our recommendations

Like all pressure gradient microphones, M 160 is wind and fast movement very sensitive. Silk pongee should be used indoors, when microphone is on a boom. Ribbon is a fragile mechanical element: avoid explosions and shots. It is humidity sensitive and prone to ageing: each microphone has its own response, which is a consequence of what it has been through.

This product is commonly named:

Beyer M 160, Beyer M160, Beyer M-160, M 160, M160, M-160

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Technical specifications
Type & Power

Dynamique à double ruban.


1 mV/Pa.

Directivity & Bandwidth

Gradient de pression ; hypercardioïde, BP : 40 - 16 kHz, ± 3 dB.

Connectors & Dimensions

Dimensions 15.6 cm x 2.3 cm (diam.)/3.8 cm (tête), masse 0.156 kg. Conn XLR3M.

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