beyerdynamic Opus 65
Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone
The Opus 65 is a dynamic kick-drum mic with a hypercardioid moving-coil cartridge — Beyerdynamic’s TG-X 80 capsule, also used in the M 99 TG, Opus 99, and TG-X 50 microphones.
Beyerdynamic states that the Opus 65 is identical to the TG-X 50, and in fact replaced it in Beyerdynamic’s product line. But this refers only to the “Mk II” version of the TG-X 50, which first incorporated the passive EQ filter circuit diagrammed at right. This filter attenuated the mid frequencies in an apparent effort to produce a tailored response for kick-drum miking.
This mic was recommended in Electronic Musician’s “How to build a personal studio on any budget” article (in 2002).
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|Frequency Response - HypercardioidClick Graph to Compare!|
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(2 mV/Pa; 40 - 16,000 Hz)
|n/a||280 Ohms (Low)||SPL n/a
|380g (13.40oz)||107mm (4.21'')||n/a||
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