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Cardioidbeyerdynamic Opus 53

Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone

The Opus 53 is an inexpensive cardioid FET condenser, suited to instrument miking.

The mic was introduced with the Opus series of drum and instrument mics, in early 2005.

The mic capsule is an electret design. The mic requires phantom power, but can run at as low as 12VDC.

It ships with a mic clip (p/n MKV 109).

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The mic was released in 2005.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
Opus 53 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (5 mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 136 dB
Self-noise: 22.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
36g (1.27oz) n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 12-48v

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