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beyerdynamic M422

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: n/a
  • Discontinued


M422 Documentation

Supercardioidbeyerdynamic M422

Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone

The M422 is a compact dynamic microphone designed for use on drums and percussion.

It has a somewhat truncated frequency response, with -3dB points around 350Hz and 14,000 Hz. It has a relatively sharp presence peak, +8dB at 8kHz, falling off quickly at higher frequencies.


The small diaphragm responds instantaneously to transients, accurately capturing percussive attacks. Its supercardioid polar pattern and precisely tailored low frequency roll-off enhance the isolation of individual drums while reducing interference from the bass drum and floor toms. The small size of the M422 allows it to be placed anywhere around the drum without hampering the drummer’s freedom of movement. Its solid aluminum case handles the physical abuse a drum set must endure.

The beyerdynamic M422 is also known as: M-422, M 422.


Frequency Response - SupercardioidClick Graph to Compare!
M422 Supercardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Supercardioid (1 mV/Pa; 350 - 14,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 200 Ohms (Low) SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
70g (2.47oz) 80mm (3.15'') 24mm (0.94'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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