beyerdynamic M 69 TG
Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone
The M69 is a hypercardioid dynamic microphone, suited to vocal or instrument reproduction in studio or live settings.
The current shipping model, the M 69 TG aka “tour group” model, differs from the original M69 aka “M 69 N(C)” in that its grille is reinforced for durability for on-stage applications.
Its hypercardioid pattern ensures high gain before feedback.
The microphone’s frequency response shows a classic “tailored” sound, with a broad presence peak (+6dB @ 4-5k). The LF response changes with proximity; for example, the mic’s response is +10dB @ 150Hz at 2cm, but -2dB @ 150Hz at 1m. In other words, to increase the low-frequency response, move the mic closer to the source.
The low-mass diaphragm is made of Hostaphan, a PET plastic film similar to Mylar.
The mic is supplied with microphone clamp (p/n MKV 8) and storage bag.
The M69 was used on “Barracuda” from the band Heart:
To capture the band’s hard rock guitar crunch, [recording engineer Mike] Flicker always used two mics: a Beyer M69 on the amp (“because of its great, warm low-midrange”) and then, farther away in the room, “a Neumann 67 or 87, depending on the room, or maybe an AKG C-12 or C-21.”
The beyerdynamic M 69 TG is also known as: M69.
|Frequency Response - HypercardioidClick Graph to Compare!|
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(2.9 mV/Pa; 50 - 16,000 Hz)
|n/a||200 Ohms (Low)||SPL n/a
|320g (11.29oz)||181mm (7.13'')||25mm (0.98'')||
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