Well, the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik custom shop has been very busy. In the last month we have had to fulfill 2 custom shop orders for the M80. Both ZZ Top and AFI were so blown away by the overall performance of the M80, that each had custom metal work for their orders.
After just 1 night of testing the M80, ZZ Top, Kings of Chrome, ordered 3 x Special Limited Edition Chrome M80s!!!
We decided to go ahead and make more of these incredibly sexy microphones. The first 3 were sent out to ZZ, and 2 more were immediately picked up by Ce Low of Gnarles Barkley, another was requested by Snoop Dogg. The 6th mic was snatched up by one of our employees, and the rest are now being offered to the general public.
Each Special Limited Edition Chrome M80 comes in a wooden box with special logo, a stand mount clip and a complete bonus set of TELEFUNKEN Guitar Picks made from graphite enriched Delrin.
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has created the M80 to give the user a superior alternative to the midrange-laden character of the “industry standard microphone.”
Featuring a wider frequency response and higher SPL capabilities the M80 delivers condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic design, producing a microphone equally suitable for voice, instruments or drums on both stage and in the studio.
Due to its low mass capsule and super thin (yet surprisingly rugged) capsule membrane the M80 presents a wider range of emotion from a live vocal with an intimacy that has been traditionally reserved for studio quality condenser microphones.
The head and capsule assembly has been designed to reduce proximity effect to which nets added low end clarity for vocals, while still providing “strength” and “authority” and an “open,” “airy” character without adding danger of upper midrange feedback or “honk.”
The M80 also features an American made custom wound impedance matching transformer which is where the magic really takes place. When coupled with our proprietary capsule assembly, the results have won hearts and minds in far less time since it’s introduction than we ever imagined possible.
|Type||Dynamic Moving Coil|
|Frequency Range||30Hz / 18kHz|
|Weight||13.1 oz (371g)|
7.25″ (184mm) length x 1.88″ (48mm) diameter
Connector: 3-pin male XLR
|Extras||mic clip, bag|