Telefunken Elektroakustik is introducing the M82 dynamic cardioid microphone at InfoComm 2014, the company’s debut at the show (booth C11445).
Following the same design approach as Telefunken’s other popular Dynamic Series microphones, the M82 was created to provide an alternative to familiar large diaphragm dynamic microphones. Hand-assembled and tested in the company facility in Connecticut, the M82 has a large 35 mm diaphragm with very good low frequency capabilities.
The M82 is an end-address microphone, meaning that the top portion of the headgrille is pointed at the sound source, and it includes two separate EQ switches: HIGH BOOST and KICK EQ. These two switches function independently of each other, providing four unique settings, making it simple to tailor the mic’s response to the source.
The HIGH BOOST switch tilts the upper mid-range and high frequencies (starting around 2 kHz with a 6 dB boost by 10 kHz). For a source such as an announcer’s voice, the high boost provides further articulation and airiness in the upper register. Also designed as a music mic, the KICK EQ switch engages a passive filter that reduces some of the lower mid-range frequencies (centered around 350 Hz).
Construction wise, the M82 borrows heavily from the U47 body style by employing a headgrille of similar architecture. Finished in a durable smooth black finish on the headgrille and body, the M82 is rigorously tested to ensure it can handle the daily needs of the broadcast environment. It is delivered with a stand mount adapter and protective zipper case, with an optional elastic suspension mount and broadcast boom arm are available at an additional cost.