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Telefunken Elektroakustik M82

Telefunken Elektroakustik M82

4.75 4.75 out of 5, based on 1 Review

A flexible kick drum dynamic microphone that also excels with voice overs, bass amps, and brass instruments.

2nd March 2018

Telefunken Elektroakustik M82 by Glenn Bucci

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 4 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.75
Telefunken Elektroakustik M82

Hand-assembled and tested in CT, USA, the M82 is a robust dynamic microphone that features a large 35mm diaphragm with superb low frequency capabilities.

In the standard mode, it is a great sounding kick drum mic. It can handle up to 146db. It has a little deeper sound than the Audix D6, and less top end as well. The M82's 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 your kick drum from sounding "boxy" and allows the low end to remain strong. This setting is tailored specifically for kick drum use.

However it does not stop there. There is also a high boost from 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 you the option to have either a vintage-style kick drum sound, or a more modern sound. It also sounds great for voice over with a pod cast, as well as using it to mic a guitar or bass amps. They even have a special broadcast edition that includes a shockmount and boom arm. It requires less db than a Shure SM7b and I prefer the top end of it over the Shure.

Build quality and looks is also excellent. Highly recommended.

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