beyerdynamic 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).
Although 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!|
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(2.0 mV/Pa; 30 - 18,000 Hz)
|n/a||280 Ohms (Low)||SPL n/a
|365g (12.87oz)||128mm (5.04'')||23mm (0.91'')||
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