The M 160 is fondly called a gem, for obvious reasons. The microphone has refined hit after hit for decades with its fantastic sound: Good bass response, warm mid-ranges and silky highs meld together in a special vintage sound. Anyone who knows anything about this microphone is certain of one thing: The M 160 is without equal.
Having made its name on popular recordings with guitar amplifiers and drums, the M 160 has proven itself to be a standout performer. On the drums, it shows off its skills by capturing the entire set, thanks particularly to its ability to reach the deep drums quite well.
The defining feature of the M 160 is its directional patterns. While most ribbon microphones rely on a figure 8 polar pattern, the M 160 distinguishes itself with hypercardioid. It is less sensitive to ambient noise as a result because it lowers noise suppression at 110° by 25 dB and captures less noise from behind. It puts on quite a show on stage as well.
Transducer Type: Ribbon
Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
Frequency Response: 40 – 18,000 Hz