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M 130

Beyerdynamic M 130
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Description

beyerdynamic is one of few microphone manufacturers world-wide that still produce ribbon microphones. One of them is the legendary M 130. The M 130's unique double ribbon element has a superb transient response, creating a highly detailed sound with unequalled accuracy and transparency. The bidirectional figure eight polar pattern effectively suppresses unwanted interference from the sides. The M 130's balanced, uncoloured sound handles a wide variety of applications. In conjunction with the hypercardioid M 160, the M 130 is ideal for creating an authentic stereo image through the use of the MS- (Mid-Side) technique.
The M 130 gives excellent results when the Mid-Side technique is used to record or broadcast a true stereo image. Its rugged Design handles the demands of remote recording/broadcast sessions as easily as those of the studio. Alone, the M 130 allows the recording of background audience noise and concert hall 'ambience' without unwanted resonances. In the recording studio it is effective with backing vocal groups, percussion and mounted toms. The M 130's crisply articulated, uncoloured sound is well suited to such demanding audiophile applications as digital and direct-to-disc recording.

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What's in your mic locker?

...w/2 tube bodies & 2 P48 bodies Royer SF-12 (ribbon, stereo) Brauner VM-1 KHE Brauner VMA Brauner Valvet BE (2) Beyerdynamic M130 (ribbon) Beyerdynamic M160 (ribbon) Beyerdynamic M260 (ribbon) Josephson e22s(2) Sennheiser MD441 Sennheiser MD421II Sennheiser e609 (silver) Microtech Gefell M295(2) Microtech Gefell UM75 Microtech Gefell M300(2) Neumann TLM103 Neumann M149 (2) Neumann M150 (2) Neumann...

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Your classical/acoustic spot preference: LDC or Ribbon?

...Very rarely will I deploy a ribbon. ( I've got plenty, Coles 4038, Royer SF1/121, Shure 353, Samar VL373A, Beyer M130, 160... more that I'm not remembering...) As always, YMMV. All the best, -mark

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I love ribbons

...from standard wave corrugation. Soundwise it should be categorized with the group of other pistonics, such as Beyerdynamic M160 and M130, as well as AT4081. People who love dynamic moving coil microphones will probably be particularly pleased by the AL95 as well: the sound is clear and uncluttered, but therefore somewhat harmonically limited.

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