Telefunken M81 Microphone

Telefunken South Africa

The M81 is a proven choice for countless sound sources both in the studio and on the stage.

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The Telefunken M81 Microphone is a proven choice for countless sound sources both in the studio and on the stage. It possesses the same condenser-like response, minimal proximity effect, and superior feedback rejection one expects from a TELEFUNKEN Dynamic Series microphone. A smooth frequency response, clarity, and wealth of body make the M81 an ideal tool for taming brighter vocals, guitar tones, and fattening up toms, horns, or other thinner sounding sources. Built around a low-mass diaphragm designed to reduce proximity effect and a custom-wound impedance matching transformer, the M81 features intelligent design and American-assembled construction, making it is an excellent first choice dynamic for most situations.
The Telefunken M81 Microphone is available in a variety of colours and finishes through our Custom Shop, and in Low-Profile (M81-SH) and Wireless (M81-WH) packages.

Telefunken M81 Microphone

Telefunken M81 Microphone – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency Range: 50 Hz – 18 kHz, ±3 dB
  • Capsule: 25mm Dynamic Moving Coil
  • Transformer: TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik T80
  • Sensitivity: 1.54 mV/Pa, ±1 dB
  • Output Impedance: 325 Ω
  • Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): 135 dB
  • Dimensions/Size: 184 mm L x 48 mm Dia
  • Weight: 430 g
  • Included Accessories: Mic Clip, Zip Pouch

Dynamic Series overview

Designed and assembled in TELEFUNKEN’s American facility, the Dynamic Series microphone models are modern staples in live sound reinforcement and studio recording. Their unmatched sonic performance is mated with intelligent internal construction to provide low handling noise and trustworthy durability. Each model has its own specific strengths to not only meet the various demands of live sound and studio recording, but also complement the other microphone models in the Series; whether it’s the M80’s condenser like extended high end, the M81’s flat frequency response and exceptional midrange, or the M82’s superb low frequency capabilities.

These tailored attributes allow for a cohesive sound in multi-microphone applications, such as drum sets, vocal groups, and horn sections. The M80 and M81 are available in handheld, low-profile, and wireless configurations, as well as in a variety of color and finish combinations through our Custom Shop. The M82, a large diaphragm dynamic with on-board equalizer switches, excels in both music and broadcast voice applications. All three models are featured in the TELEFUNKEN Drum Packs.


Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 15 × 15 cm