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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M82 Dynamic Microphone  From TELEFUNKEN

With two separate tone shaping switches, the M82 delivers both the tone and flexibility you need to acheive pro-quality kick drum, vocal, or guitar tones. 

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik

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Since this microphone is so versatile it isn't genre specific. In fact, it can be used while making hard rock, metal, live hip-hop, jazz and even country music. You can rest assured that this microphone sits well in a mix.
 
For percussion, this front addressed super cardioid dynamic microphone is known for its kick drum application. However, it's not only limited to just the kick, as it can be used on floor toms as well. This mic provides you with an exceptional amount of rear rejection and versatility. The versatility is provided by the two switches on the microphone which allow you to easily and quickly change the tonal characteristics at the flip of a switch. Its "Kick Eq" switch provides the option of applying a nice scoop in the mid-range and it's "High Boost" switch allows for a more open top end, giving it a considerable amount of additional clarity.
 
So, if you're looking for versatility and you're seeking a true "bang-for-your-buck" option, the Telefunken M82 is the way to go.

Manufacturer's Description from TELEFUNKEN

Anaheim, CA, Winter NAMM 2012 - TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT is introducing the new M82 dynamic cardioid microphone at Winter NAMM 2013. Following the same design approach as TELEFUNKEN's other popular Dynamic Series microphones, the new M82 was created to provide a superior alternative to familiar kick drum large diaphragm dynamic microphones. 



Hand-assembled and tested in the company facility in Connecticut, the M82 is a robust dynamic microphone that features a large 35mm diaphragm with superb low frequency capabilities. The M82 is an end-address microphone, meaning that the top portion of the headgrille is pointed at the sound source, and features two separate EQ switches: KICK EQ and HIGH BOOST. These two switches function independently of each other, providing four unique settings. The M82 makes it simple to tailor the microphone's response to the source.



The M82's KICK EQ switch engages a passive filter that reduces some of the lower mid-range frequencies (centered around 350Hz) commonly cut when processing a kick drum. This helps to keep the kick drum from sounding "boxy" and allows the low end to remain strong. This particular setting is tailored specifically for kick drum use.



The HIGH BOOST switch tilts the upper mid-range and high frequencies (starting around 2kHz with a 6dB boost by 10kHz). For kick drum use, this allows for more beater attack when placed inside a kick drum. This gives the option of either a vintage-style kick drum sound, or a more modern sound. For a source such as vocals or guitar amps, the high boost provides further articulation and airiness in the upper register.



Though it was designed with the kick drum as a primary application, the two EQ switches make the M82 equally suited for a multitude of sources such as vocals, percussion, broadcast voice, guitar and bass amplifiers, organ, and brass instruments.



On kick drum, the M82 is both fat and punchy. When placed just inside the hole of the resonant head, the M82's tailored frequency response captures both the beater attack and shell resonance without the need for multiple microphones.



Construction wise, the M82 borrows heavily from the U47 body style by employing a headgrille of similar architecture. Finished in a durable smooth black finish on the headgrille and body, the M82 was rigorously tested to ensure it could handle the rugged role of a kick drum microphone for both studio and live environments.



The TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M82 is delivered with a stand mount adapter and protective zipper case. An optional elastic suspension mount is available.

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About Manufacturer

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT has been following the tradition of excellence and innovation set forth by the original TELEFUNKEN GmbH of Germany that began over 100 years ago.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's origins began in 2000 when owner Toni Fishman acquired the rights to the name and diamond logo for use in North America. The company began with the reverse engineering of a single microphone part: the ELA M 251 polar pattern selector. Mr. Fishman purchased an original Telefunken ELA M 251 for use in his recording studio, but when he received it he discovered that the polar pattern switch was no longer functional. Realizing that this was a common issue with the original units, the idea to recreate it was born.

The switch was reverse engineered and brought into production for other 251 owners with the same issue. With one part down, the goals were set high to successfully reverse engineer the entire microphone exactly as it was originally manufactured. The next two years were spent developing each and every part of the microphone right down to every detail. Numerous original documents and drafts from TELEFUNKEN and AKG were acquired, and coupled with thorough reverse engineering the ELA M 251 was brought back to life with meticulous accuracy.

As TELEFUNKEN moves forward, one foot is rooted in the rich history of the brand, and the other in new microphone innovations. TELEFUNKEN has evolved exponentially from a single pattern switch to one of the industry leaders in top quality microphones.

Specifications

Type Dynamic Moving Coil
Capsule 32mm
Frequency Range 25Hz - 18kHz
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Sensitivity 1.85mV/Pa
Output Impedance <300 ohms
Maximum SPL >146 dB
Size 6.15" (155mm) length x 2.5" (63mm) diameter
Weight 22.4 oz (635g)
Connected Via XLR-3
Switches Bandcut filter(6dB down @ 350 Hz, High-boost filter (6dB @ 10kHz)
Supplied Accessories Microphone clip, leather carrying case
Optional Accessories M82 broadcast shockmount, M82 broadcast arm

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Telefunken Elektroakustik Microphones explores their entire line at the NAMM 2010 show. The line consists of some extremely well built affordable microphones from their RFT series, as well as the outstanding M80 dynamic microphone, and of course, their flagship line of museum-quality replicas of the most famous vintage microphones ever built, such as the Telefunken (Neumann and AKG) Vintage microphones the ELAM 251, U47, U48, C12, and many others. They go through the entire line in some detail at the NAMM 2010 show. Sound Pure proudly represents the entire line, and has numerous mics of theirs on demo, including all of the flagship staples in stock. Call Sound Pure to discuss your microphone needs, toll free, 888-528-9703