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beyerdynamic Opus 99

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  • MSRP: $429


Opus 99 Documentation

Hypercardioidbeyerdynamic Opus 99

Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone

The Opus 99 is a hypercardioid dynamic microphone with a low-mass, large-diaphragm moving-coil element. The mic is intended for low-frequency instruments, especially including the bass drum.

The dynamic cartridge uses Neodymium magnets and a low-mass diaphragm made of Hostaphan (Mylar). It is Beyerdynamic’s TG-X 80 capsule; see the sidebar for links to other microphones that shared this capsule.

Its frequency response is pre-equalized or “tailored,” with peaks in the low frequencies (0dB at 100Hz) and highs (+7dB at 2500k, +8dB at 5kHz), and somewhat scooped mids (-4dB @ 400Hz).

Beyerdynamic EA-90 Shockmount for Opus 99Although typically pictured with a low-profile T-shaped stand, the mic includes only a mic clip (p/n MKV 99) and a storage pouch. The T stand, p/n ST 99, is available separately, as is an elastic shockmount (p/n EA 90).

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The mic was released in 2005.


Frequency Response - HypercardioidClick Graph to Compare!
Opus 99 Hypercardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Hypercardioid (2.0 mV/Pa; 30 - 18,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 280 Ohms (Low) SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
365g (12.87oz) 128mm (5.04'') 23mm (0.91'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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