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As the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M80 grew in popularity and demand, so did requests for custom finishes from their Custom Shop. The first custom finish developed was the M80 Chrome. This came about when ZZ Top requested that their M80s be customized in chrome plating. When we saw the result, we knew we had to make more.
With requests from the likes of Cee Lo Green and Snoop Dogg for M80 Chrome microphones of their own, they knew that they had the first in the series of Custom Shop M80s.
Featuring a wider frequency response and higher-than-normal SPL capabilities, the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M80 delivers condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic design, producing a microphone equally suitable for voice, instruments or drums on both stage and in the studio.
Due to its low mass capsule and super thin (yet surprisingly rugged) capsule membrane, the M80 presents a wider range of emotion from a live vocal with an intimacy that has been traditionally reserved for studio quality condenser microphones.
The head and capsule assembly has been designed to reduce proximity effect to which adds low end clarity for vocals, while still providing strength, authority, and an "open, airy" character without adding danger of upper midrange feedback or "honk."
The M80 also features a custom wound impedance matching transformer, which is where the magic really takes place. When coupled with our proprietary capsule assembly, the results have won hearts and minds in far less time since its introduction than we ever imagined possible.
The M80 system comes packaged with a mic clip and leather-carrying bag for quick and safe transport from gig to gig.