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Telefunken M80 vs Neumann KMS 105 Condenser Microphones
Old 22nd June 2011
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Telefunken M80 vs Neumann KMS 105

Despite one being dynamic and the other condenser, they have similar use, does anybody have used both and could comment on the differences?
Old 22nd June 2011
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i've had artists bring in both doing live sound (i assume that's what you're planning on). i remember being suprised at how condenser like the telefunken sounded and had better feedback rejection. the nuemann sounds great too, but from my limited experience i would go with the telefunken.
Old 22nd June 2011
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Ithought tele m80is a dynamic
Old 22nd June 2011
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IMO they are vastly different.

Who's singing into it?
How loud is the stage volume?
What kind of music?
Are you using wedges?

Are all things to think about. The M80 is mellower and 'slower' and it's easier to get good wedge volume before feedback. It's got a large amount of low mids, and doesn't puke when it gets yelled into.

The Neumann is pretty much the opposite of all those things, but it sounds fantastic in the right situation.
Old 22nd June 2011
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Originally Posted by Ribbonmicguy View Post
Ithought tele m80is a dynamic
It is. The OP mentioned that it is in his post, too.
Old 22nd June 2011
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it is, i was just saying it sounded suprisingly like a handheld condenser
Old 28th June 2011
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You did confirm what I thought, but was not sure about. Thank you guys!
Old 28th June 2011
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The T-Funk sounds like an AKG condensor (C460 or C535) with extra oomph in the low end.
Old 28th June 2011
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I own the m80 and found it to be more versatile. It is my go to snare top mic as well as a great live vocal mic! But on my band's new album, I tried it for vocals on one of my band mates and it was perfect! Acts like a condenser but can be more practical at times. I am a little bias though, the m80 is kind of my favorite mic right now...
Old 28th June 2011
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fwiw I praise M80 on snare, incredible rejection and a perfect sound every time
Old 28th June 2011
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Dont like the m80 on vocals, maybe I havent bumped into the right singer for it yet
Its a killer on snare, anyone more than me that thinks the M80 sound on snare is almost like you have gone through tape?
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