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TELEFUNKEN Introduces New M81 Reggae Mic at AES

By editorSeptember 12, 2012


San Francisco, October 27, AES Convention 2012 – TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT is introducing at AES 2012 in San Francisco the new M81 Reggae version of its popular universal dynamic cardioid microphone.  The M81 Reggae, featuring a 3-color red, yellow and green paint finish and a Lion of Judah graphic is a tribute to the internationally known reggae artist Toots Hibberts of Toots & The Maytals.  Frederick “Toots” Hibbert is widely recognized as the man who coined the word “Reggae.”

In comparison to the M80, the TELEFUNKEN M81 retains the same minimal proximity effect, superior feedback rejection, and articulate mid-range, however, the top end is pulled back a bit, yielding a flatter overall frequency response, making it ideal for lighter sounding voices, as well as electric guitar, percussion and rack toms.

Over the past few years the performance of TELEFUNKEN’s M80 has been likened to that of a condenser microphone and has become a staple for vocal and snare drum applications, especially in the world of touring and live performance. As an alternative to the extended top end capabilities of the TELEFUNKEN M80, the M81 is a tool that is a bit less specialized, giving the microphone more universal application ability.  

Designed for stage and studio use, the M81 offers exceptional performance in a rugged package capable of withstanding the rigors of the road. The package, including the microphone, mic clip and leather carrying bag, sells for $349.

Hear the entire line of TELEFUNKEN mics at AES Booth #1224
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