By PSW Staff • December 9, 2013 The new TELEFUNKEN DD5 Dynamic Drum Microphone Set TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has combined the three unique voices of its TEC Award-winning Dynamic Series microphone line and packaged them as the DD4 and DD5 Drum Microphone Sets for studio recording and live performance applications. Each microphone set consists of the M82 for kick drum, the M80-SHB for snare, and the M81-SH for toms. The DD4 and DD5 sets ship in heavy-duty, hard shell FC80 flight cases, and include multiple drum mounts (M782, M784, and M785) and a SGMC-5R five-meter XLR cable with a right angle female connector for each microphone in the set. Microphones in these sets include the following: M80-SHB TELEFUNKEN created the M80-SHB for use on snare drum and vocal applications where a lower profile microphone with right angle XLR cable is needed. The M80-SHB has the same exact circuit as the M80 Standard, housed in a shorter microphone body with a built-on stand mount. The wide frequency response and higher SPL capabilities of the M80-SHB offer the user an alternative to the midrange-laden character of many standard dynamic microphones. A tight cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response with a subtle rise in the high end result in a microphone that is equally suitable for snare drum, vocals, and other instruments on both the stage and the studio. The M80-SHB is finished on both the headgrille and body with a durable, textured black powder coat. M81-SH The M81-SH was designed with the goal of developing a mic that would not only complement the M80-SH, but also stand out on its own. Building off the strengths of the M80, the M81-SH retains the same minimal proximity effect, superior feedback rejection, and an articulate mid-range. However, with the M81-SH, the top end is pulled back a bit, yielding a flatter overall frequency response. This combination results in a microphone with a wealth of body and clarity, making it a great tool for fattening up toms, percussion and horns, or taming brighter vocals or thinner sounding sources. The M81-SH is identical to the M81 in circuit, but housed in a shorter microphone body with a built-on stand mount, and finished in a durable, textured dark gray powder coat on both the headgrille and body. M82 Dynamic The M82 is a robust large diaphragm end-address dynamic microphone that has been designed for kick drum and vocal broadcast applications. Hand-assembled in the USA, the M82 features two independently functioning EQ switches: KICK EQ and HIGH BOOST, creating four unique voices. The KICK EQ switch engages a passive filter that reduces some of the lower mid-range frequencies (centered around 350 Hz) commonly cut when processing a kick drum. The HIGH BOOST switch tilts the upper mid-range and high frequencies (starting around 2 kHz with a 6 dB boost by 10 kHz) to allow for extra articulation. In the flat setting (both switches off), the M82 is equally suited for vocals, guitar amps, and brass. The DD4 Drum Microphone Set sells for $1,149 and includes: 1 x M82 with M782 mount 1 x M80-SHB with M784 (metal) and M785 (plastic) mount 2 x M81-SH with M784 (metal) and M785 (plastic) mount 4 x SGMC-5R five-meter XLR with right angle female connector 1 x FC80 hard shell flight case The DD5 Drum Microphone Set sells for $1,349 and includes: 1 x M82 with M782 mount 1 x M80-SHB with M784 (metal) and M785 (plastic) mount 3 x M81-SH with M784 (metal) and M785 (plastic) mount 5 x SGMC-5R five-meter XLR with right angle female connector 1 x FC80 hard shell flight case TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Drums Microphones New Products Telefunken · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.