The beyerdynamic M 160 Double-Ribbon microphone impresses with its flexible application options. In addition to drum and amp miking, the wide frequency response and fine-detailing sound also comes into effect on acoustic guitars, brass instruments, and string instruments. Its outstanding technical properties make it predestined for use on other gear such as electric guitar amplifiers, Hihats or overhead.
The dynamic double-ribbon microphone is unique in terms of sound, production, and history. A special feature of the M 160 is its polar pattern. Due to its hypercardioid polar pattern, which is unusual for ribbon microphones, the M 160 is less susceptible to ambient noise, as it reduces background noise by 25 dB at 110° and picks up less sound from behind.
This makes it ideal primarily for the studio, but also on stage. Together with the M 130 double-ribbon microphone (polar pattern: figure-eight), the M 160 can be used for M/S miking.
In 2019 the M 160 was Inducted into the NAMM TEC Awards Technology Hall of Fame.