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Hypercardioidbeyerdynamic M 201

Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone

The M201 is a dynamic instrument microphone with a hypercardioid pickup pattern.

It uses a low-mass diaphragm made of Hostaphan (a polyester film similar to Mylar) and a humbucking coil to reduce electrical interference from nearby AC sources.

The specs for the 2001-era M 201 N(C) give a sensitivity rating higher than the currently shipping model — 2 mV/Pa rather than today’s version at 1.2 mV/Pa.

The mic ships with a mic clip (p/n MKV 8) and a foam windscreen (p/n WS 101).

Hypercardioid dynamic mic, can handle very high SPL. Useful for snare drum, freak high-SPL situations where you still need good midrange clarity. If the SM57 were a microphone, it would sound like this.

The beyerdynamic M 201 is also known as: M201, M 201 TG, M 201 N(C).


Frequency Response - HypercardioidClick Graph to Compare!
M 201 Hypercardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Hypercardioid (1.2 mV/Pa; 40 - 18,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 200 Ohms (Low) SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
220g (7.76oz) 160mm (6.30'') 24mm (0.94'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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