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beyerdynamic M 420

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: n/a
  • Discontinued


M 420 Documentation

Hypercardioidbeyerdynamic M 420

Hypercardioid Pencil Dynamic Microphone

  • Rear-cancelling hypercardioid polar pattern
  • Compact design
  • Precisely tailored frequency response
  • Extremely rugged construction

The M420 is a dynamic moving coil microphone designed to reproduce the frequencies produced by rack toms and deep-shelled snare drums. Its small diaphragm exhibits extremely fast transient response, capturing the initial attack of the drum. Its compact size affords a wide range of positioning options. The rear-cancelling hypercardioid polar pattern enhances isolation of individual drums, and the precisely tailored low frequency attenuation rejects interference from bass drums and floor toms. The solid brass casing is constructed to withstand the physical abuse a drum set endures.

The beyerdynamic M 420 is also known as: M-420.


Frequency Response - HypercardioidClick Graph to Compare!
M 420 Hypercardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Hypercardioid (1.2 mV/Pa; 100 - 12,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 500 Ohms (Low) SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
148g (5.22oz) 98mm (3.86'') 24mm (0.94'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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