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TG D71c: For universal use
Soundcheck 07/2016
Title: Here’s something for your ears
Author: Michael Hennig

Soundcheck 07/2016
Title: Here’s something for your ears
Author: Michael Hennig

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Conclusion and applications: Even when the manufacturer Beyerdynamic refers to the TG D71c only as "an addition to the Drum Microphone series” our extensive tests have shown, that it is, rather, a universal boundary microphone, which convinces not only by its technical specifications. Excellent sound properties with high signal fidelity allow in addition to live performances a use in the recording studio. You can actually see the attention to detail of the microphone which has been handmade in Germany. Elegant design, good workmanship and robust materials promise long-lasting pleasure with this microphone. The favorable price-performance ratio makes the TG D71c a recommendable purchase for all drummers, PA rental companies and recording studios.

TG I53c: Pleasant emphasis of the heights
Sticks 06/2016
Title: Professional sound at a cool price
Author: Thomas Adam

Sticks 06/2016
Title: Professional sound at a cool price
Author: Thomas Adam

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It reproduces without any problems and very clean the complete frequency range of cymbals with a slight emphasize of the top highs.  

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Conclusion: The new microphone drum sets from beyerdynamic are interesting for those who want a fair price for sound and processing quality coupled with an easy handling.

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The microphones of the TG series are already inexpensive and in a bundle they are even more inexpensive.  With the tested Drum Set Pro S you save more than 160 Euro (RRP) compared to the unit price and receive a handy bag for transport free of charge. The fact that some of the microphones are manufactured by hand in Germany emphasises their quality.

TG D71c: Powerful with a slight stringy attack
Sticks 06/2016
Title: Professional sound at a cool price
Author: Thomas Adam

Sticks 06/2016
Title: Professional sound at a cool price
Author: Thomas Adam

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Another alternative for the bass drum sound is the TG D71c condenser boundary microphone.  Boundary microphones are most practical because of their uncomplicated handling: you simply place it into the bass drum, connect it and then it is ready for use – you even do not need a microphone stand. With its small dimensions of approx. 9 x 8.5 x 3 the TG D71c even fits through very small openings in the membrane. In order avoid slipping of the microphone, it has been made quite heavy with a weight of 400 gram and at the bottom there is also a layer of non-slip rubber.

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The frequency response of the TG D71c has been so optimised that it perfectly harmonises with the bass drum. The bass is pleasantly powerful, but dry and not blurred, the mids are discreetly thinned out, and the attack is clear, but not annoyingly pronounced "

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I would describe the sound properties as punchy with a slight stringy attack, not bored artistically, but powerful. There is still, however, enough room for creativity: If you like you can move the bass in a range that does not interfere with the fellow bassist, and the attack area is so large that targeted boosts or reductions are possible without any problems.

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Conclusion: The new microphone drum sets from beyerdynamic are interesting for those who want a fair price for sound and processing quality coupled with an easy handling.

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The microphones of the TG series are already inexpensive and in a bundle they are even more inexpensive.  With the tested Drum Set Pro S you save more than 160 Euro (RRP) compared to the unit price and receive a handy bag for transport free of charge. The fact that some of the microphones are manufactured by hand in Germany emphasises their quality.

TG D50d: Powerful deep basses and a clear attack
Sticks 06/2016
Title: Professional sound at a cool price
Author: Thomas Adam

Sticks 06/2016
Title: Professional sound at a cool price
Author: Thomas Adam

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The standard pro set for the bass drum includes the TG D50d. This dynamic microphone is 10.5 cm long and at the thickest part it has a diameter of approximately 4.5 cm so that it also fits through very, very small openings in the membrane.

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The reproduced sound has powerful deep basses and clear attack, which gives the bass drum more power. Nevertheless I would add higher, normal basses making the bass drum sound richer. Whoever wants to shape further, can do this, but there is no need to. As an alternative we recommend placing the TG D50d closer to the membrane to make the sound fuller with the help of close miking effect.  

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Conclusion: The new microphone drum sets from beyerdynamic are interesting for those who want a fair price for sound and processing quality coupled with an easy handling.

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The microphones of the TG series are already inexpensive and in a bundle they are even more inexpensive.  With the tested Drum Set Pro S you save more than 160 Euro (RRP) compared to the unit price and receive a handy bag for transport free of charge. The fact that some of the microphones are manufactured by hand in Germany emphasises their quality

TG D35d: Smart attack and a lot of opulence
Sticks 06/2016
Title: Professional sound at a cool price
Author: Thomas Adam

Sticks 06/2016
Title: Professional sound at a cool price
Author: Thomas Adam

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The sound is also trimmed for power, because the attack is well featured.

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The toms then are reproduced with a great sound with a smart attack and a lot of opulence.

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Conclusion: The new microphone drum sets from beyerdynamic are interesting for those who want a fair price for sound and processing quality coupled with an easy handling.

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The microphones of the TG series are already inexpensive and in a bundle they are even more inexpensive.  With the tested Drum Set Pro S you save more than 160 Euro (RRP) compared to the unit price and receive a handy bag for transport free of charge. The fact that some of the microphones are manufactured by hand in Germany emphasises their quality.

TG D35d: A lot of sound for little money
www.delamar.de 07/2016
Title: beyerdynamic TG D35d Review
Author: Nils Schröder



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www.delamar.de 07/2016
Title: beyerdynamic TG D35d Review
Author: Nils Schröder

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The rugged looking housing of this dynamic model is made of black plastic and has an integrated threaded hinge to mount on a microphone stand. In order to move the hinge you need a little power. This promises a solid positioning when using the microphone live on stage or in the rehearsal room. The capsule is protected by a metal grille. Weighing only 95 g the microphone is a lightweight with very compact dimensions allowing it to be easily placed anywhere.

The supercardioid polar pattern is fixed enabling a very good channel separation (i.e. no crosstalk) with a level difference of approx. -20 dB as you can hear from the test recording. Regarding this, the manufacturer kept their promise. Due to the strong directivity the sound clearly changes when you change the position of the microphone. For example you could change the angle to adapt the sound to your personal taste or the requirements, which is very convenient for me, as I am a determined proponent of the primary signal theory.

Overall the sound appears punchy and concrete, so that you can expect a good assertiveness of the recorded drums in the mix. For a dynamic microphone I feel that the reproduction of the quiet sounds is amazingly sharp in detail and contoured, for example the ringing of the snare is very clearly heard.

Rating: 4.5 points (out of 5)

Conclusion: Due to the small size of the microphone it is ideal for setups that leave little room. For little money you get a dynamic microphone which is ideal for the stage with a good resolution, excellent directivity and preset equalizers for drums and percussion instruments.

TG V50ds: Great for soul and rock singers
www.delamar.de 06/2016
Title: beyerdynamic TG V50ds Review
Author: Felix Baarß

www.delamar.de 06/2016
Title: beyerdynamic TG V50ds Review
Author: Felix Baarß

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Due to the microphone’s cardioid polar pattern sounds that come from the side and especially from behind are attenuated (in practice mostly by spectators). This effect is not as strong as with hypercardioid models, but the feedback resistance is not so strong. Normally it will be sufficient, furthermore the sound will not change so much, if you deviate a little bit from the ideal voice angle.

At 5 and 9 kHz the signal is boosted to give the voice more presence and force in the band context. This works fine. On the whole the sound is quite warm, at least when the close miking effect becomes quite evident at a distance of 10 cm. My voice can make use of that and especially female vocals can still get a good amount of power with this – great for soul and rock singers.

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Weighing 270 grams the microphone is comparatively light. This allows very long performances without fatigue… and you can hold the microphone for a longer period of time with the arm stretched out to catch the singing audience. It is very comfortable to hold and it is not top-heavy. It features a perfect build. Here the manufacturer did not miss anything. The very solid microphone grille can be unscrewed with the precisely manufactured thread allowing attach the head cleanly and fasten tightly. The switch feels good and tight, unintentional adjustment will hardly happen.

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Rating: 4.5 points (out of 5)

Conclusion: Dynamic vocal microphone plus microphone stand plus XLR cable and more – complete package for live vocalists. A good bundle for ambitious newcomers and advanced.  The microphone puts sonically through and is excellently processed, the latter also applies to the flexible microphone stand.

MC 930: A small device that packs a punch
www.delamar.de 06/2016
Title: beyerdynamic MC 930 review
Author: Jörg Nawra

www.delamar.de 06/2016
Title: beyerdynamic MC 930 review
Author: Jörg Nawra

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The black metal housing feels very luxurious and the solid weight adds to this impression. As always this manufacturer thinks of everything. The slightly flush-mounted switches are also top and lock in completely. It is practically impossible that the microphone can be turned off accidentally. Both are directly next to each other and can be operated with the fingernail. If the fingers are too big, the manufacturer has provided two circular indents on the switches which can be accessed by using a pencil.

The beyerdynamic MC 930 is not mounted with a standard microphone clamp, but with a tubular suspension with elastic straps which is known from the shotgun microphones used for films. Then it is put into a standard clamp. In this way footfall sound and impact noise are better absorbed. This is a must to use around a drum where the pedals are constantly kicked. The straps firmly hold the microphone absolutely secure, which is no surprise with a weight of 115 g.

Due to the switchable attenuation of -15 dB and the switchable low-cut filter at 250 Hz the MC 930 can be flexibly used. At first the frequency of the filter may sound a little bit high, but with an attenuation of 6 dB it is quite gentle and practically designed. It’s the right choice for overhead miking.

The synchronization of the two microphones available as a MC 930 stereo set ensures precise and coherent stereo recordings.

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The microphone sounds balanced with a fine resolution and low noise. This refers to both the recording of low signals and particularly punchy signals. It was striking that we needed a relatively high pre-amplification to achieve a similar level as with large diaphragm microphones. The bass sounds are precise and detailed. There are also more bass sounds as with some competitors in the similar price range. It is the impulse fidelity, which turns out very well with this model.  The resolution of the highs is also very good and never appears intrusive. Cymbals sound detailed, very clear and can be listened to without the ear feeling tired. With the acoustic guitar the strokes are differentiated and the sound is also very balanced.

Conclusion: The beyerdynamic MC 930 Stereo set consists of two synchronised condenser microphones for miking the most different instruments and sound sources with a versatile and fine resolution. With the beyerdynamic MC 930 Stereo set the manufacturer presents a synchronised pair of condenser microphones with a switchable -15 dB attenuation and low-cut filter. The microphones supply a balanced sound and a fine resolution for different purposes.

TG D71c: Boundary microphone with natural sound
Professional Audio 06/2016
Title: Prefer something loud
Author: Igl Schönwitz

Professional Audio 06/2016
Title: Prefer something loud
Author: Igl Schönwitz

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According to the manufacturer a microphone can be either optimised to a maximum freedom from distortion or a maximum sound pressure level. The TG D71c puts the focus on the latter which meets the intended use. 

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The Beyerdynamic microphone is supplied in a padded fabric bag that safely protects it during transport. However, the excellent crafted boundary microphone makes a virtually indestructible impression. The black housing builds towards the center in the shape of an elegant sine wave to the top and is just high enough to provide a standard XLR connector space.

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With a size of 90 x 86 mm, the TG D71c is slightly smaller than its direct competitors (...), but with a weight of 413 g it has a comparatively heavy weight. Both feature a flexible yet stable placement in the instrument, therefore, we can already assign a first plus point here.

Measured values

The sensitivity of the TG D71c is with a value of 1.2 mV / PA relatively low - but that can also be an advantage, because after all, loud sound sources are to be picked up, which tend less likely to overdrive the preamp in this way.

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For the use on drums, we were able to test the microphone in a Pop-production in the studio.

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In addition to this setup, we placed the TG D71c and a (...) e901 boundary microphone for a direct comparison in the bass drum.

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Interestingly the TG D71c behaves slightly different. I feel that it does have quite a boundary character, but it transmits more natural sound of the bass drum than its competitors. This became obvious especially in comparison with our studio microphone setup aligned on natural sound. Therefore, I could imagine to be quite happy with the TG D71c as the only bass drum microphone - not only with a heavy metal production.

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Conclusion

Beyerdynamic‘s contribution to the subject “Boundary for loud instruments” is an excellent microphone, which shows no technical weakness. Sonically, it does have its own coloratura, which pleasantly stands out against the competition with a relatively natural sound, without denying its boundary genes.

TG D71c: Boundary with power
Event Rookie 05/2016
Title: Boundary with power
Author: unknown

Event Rookie 05/2016
Title: Boundary with power
Author: unknown

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The Beyerdynamic TG D71c is a very well-made boundary microphone with a transparent condenser sound and a suitable price / performance ratio. Due to its high overload capacity, it is ideal for percussion instruments with a high sound pressure level.

 

M 160: Rugged design and transparent sound
www.bonedo.de 05/2016
Title: Beyerdynamic M 160 Review
Author: Nick Mavridis

www.bonedo.de 05/2016
Title: Beyerdynamic M 160 Review
Author: Nick Mavridis

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Considering (...) that this classic is the product of a world-renowned traditional company, makes a statement to the microphone particularly interesting: With a price of 500 Euro the transducer can be described as very reasonable, because for that amount you usually get only ribbon microphones from Far East or Russian production - English or American Ribbons with such quality characteristics are more expensive.

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First of all, alternatives to the Beyerdynamic M 160 are rare or practically not existing. Only very few ribbon microphones supply another polar pattern than eight, in combination with a very small size and a good price there are simply none. And these are the advantages: You cannot or want always use a huge microphone. The M 160 does its job quite unpretentious and looks just banal, yes almost naively like a microphone. It always finds room under the snare and due to its low weight long boom arms are never critical. Its polar pattern is generally known to be helpful in representing more isolated sound sources, rear influences are present, but low enough so that they are not disturbing in some distance. The sound characteristic of the M 160 is not uniformly like an eight on the different directions of sound, but even with a moving signal it is not noticeably that strong.

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Beyerdynamic’s ribbon microphones are the most robust microphone of this design. The aluminium of the M 160 ribbons is rolled and becomes tear-resistant through this and the magnet consists of one casting which is to make the capsule durable as well.

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The character of the microphone strongly resembles its sibling with the eight polar pattern. As the M 130 it sounds transparent, occupies signals with a very, very modest veil of dust, tames points and corners in the signal. Regarding its good nature and sound character, it counts to the more muted microphones among the ribbon microphones (...) especially when percussion is picked up. When speaking into it with a human voice, the level drop is noticeable, and of course, the microphone is also suitable for picking up a guitar amp. "

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The Beyerdynamic M 160 is a ribbon microphone, which is very small and robust for this transducer / receiver type showing a restrained ribbon character - and at the same time it is not too expensive. The peculiarity lies in hypercardioid polar pattern which is unusual for a ribbon. This can be very useful on the one hand, such as when a high channel separation is required, but you have to take a certain sonic compromise. This was really excellently solved by Beyerdynamic, because with the M 160 they originated a microphone which really exists only once in this form.

M 130: Underestimated classics
www.bonedo.de 05/2016
Title: Beyerdynamic M 130 Review
Author: Nick Mavridis

www.bonedo.de 05/2016
Title: Beyerdynamic M 130 Review
Author: Nick Mavridis

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Among you readers there are surely some who may grin now and think: “I have been working with this microphone for many years now and I know why.” I can understand this statement: In general microphones with an eight polar pattern are suitable for MS and other stereo techniques; they are frequency stable and have an excellent off-axis attenuation, ribbon microphones are good-natured devices with a harmonious sound, which lack a little bit highs, but are fast enough to collect sonic details of the sound sources. The Beyerdynamic M 130, in particular, features more properties that other Ribbons cannot provide such as robustness and compactness. Both are not insignificant, when I think with what caution I have to handle my huge, sensitive and very heavy Coles. Another thing what is not or only partially true for other ribbon microphone is the price: with 500 Euro at the shop it is surprisingly inexpensive because terms such as “precision tool made in Germany” or “Classic” usually mean exorbitant prices! "

Conclusion: Well with the Beyerdynamic M 130 it is as with most classics. One could complain about small detail or principles. There is hardly anything one could complain about, because the M 130 does not have out-of-date details such as holders worthy of discussion as some Sennheiser classics. Although being a ribbon microphone, it is even quite insensitive to external influences. What remains is a sound transducer which exploits the advantages of the principle and minimises the disadvantages better than any other microphone of this kind. Regarding the sound some users desire an even stronger character like Coles or AEA can provide. With the beyerdynamic M 130, however, you will receive a microphone which can be used with many instruments – it slightly colourises but sounds still beautiful and supplies a signal which can still be processed when needed without “decay”. The long history of the M 130 can be fully traced and I would not be surprise if we see it for many decades on the market.

TG D71c: Attractive alternative for dynamic microphones
Sound & Recording 04/2016
Title: Small Item, Big Beat
Author: Thomas Adam

Sound & Recording 04/2016
Title: Small Item, Big Beat
Author: Thomas Adam

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When optimising the frequency response, Beyerdynamic obviously wants to make sure that the D71c is in perfect harmony with the bass drum. In short: It really does.  The basses come across pleasantly powerful, but dry and not bad, the mids are discreetly thinned out and the attack is clear but not too strong.

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Personally I would describe the sound character as „punchy with woody attack“, by no means artificially drilled out, but assertive.  Nevertheless, there is enough room for creativity, because Beyerdynamic did not exaggerate any direction. If you like, you can slide the bass slide in the area, which does not affect the fellow bassists, and also the attack range is still so broad that targeted increases or reductions are also possible.

Compared to a dynamic microphone, which has a stronger directivity with its supercardioid polar pattern as the D71c with its semi-cardioid, the beyerdynamic lets slightly more noise through - so that the resonance of the toms is slightly more audible on the track of the D71c than the dynamic colleague who gets the sound information mainly from the drumhead. But this makes the D 71c a bit more pleasant, because with drums anything is resonating.

Conclusion
With the TG D 71c condenser boundary microphone beyerdynamic presents an attractive alternative to dynamic microphones. The microphone actually does what it is meant to do, because it forms a modern bass drum sound which does not exaggerate one direction, but leaves enough room for own sound creations.

With its maximum sound pressure level of 148 dB (according to the manufacturer) even the loudest bass drum does not cause any problem. The only thing that bangs is the price, because it is absolutely fair for handmade in German.

MCE 85 BA: An advantage for atmospheric recordings
www.valuetech.de 04/2016
Title: A comparison of five directional microphones for film-makers from €60 to €380
Author: Matthias Proske

www.valuetech.de 04/2016
Title: A comparison of five directional microphones for film-makers from €60 to €380
Author: Matthias Proske

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The runner-up: beyerdynamic MCE 85 BA:

At the same price and sound quality level, the beyerdynamic MCE 85 BA follows on quite closely. Just the low frequency range seemed a bit heavy in the test recordings (see the video), but without sounding muffled. For voice recordings which have to be as neutral as possible, the microphone is not ideal. In certain situations, however, when voicing over film trailers, for example, the effect can be quite positive. For atmospheric recordings the full bass presence can be an advantage, for example for fireworks and motor racing events.

MCE 85 BA: Flexible use
videoaktiv 04/2016
Title: Micro-cosmos
Author: Hans Ernst

videoaktiv 04/2016
Title: Micro-cosmos
Author: Hans Ernst

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(...) „Made in Germany“ despite the low price.

+ Good sound
+ High directivity
+ For phantom power and battery

- Without cable and camera holder

 

 

 

 

MCE 85 BA: Reliable crystal-clear sound
www.bonedo.de 02/2016
Title: Ear extension
Author: Nick Mavridis

www.bonedo.de 02/2016
Title: Ear extension
Author: Nick Mavridis

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The biggest advantage of the beyerdynamic microphone is its immediate noticeable sound quality. Instead of noisy sound you receive clean and clear sounds.

To further improve the recording quality, the MCE 85 BA has some extras including the supplied pop shield (...). But the suspension of the microphone also contributes to a better sound.

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Furthermore, a high-pass filter is integrated in the device, which can be activated manually. It ensures that the voice of some of the interviewees, who are very close in front of the microphone, do not sound too dull. A footfall sound insulation is permanently active to avoid a transmission of noise below 40 Hz.

The perfect sound quality is only one aspect, beyerdynamic has thought about. The simple and reliable usability is another one.

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Conclusion: With a price of around 200 Euro (...) the beyerdynamic MCE 85 BA is not inexpensive. But photographers and filmmakers will buy it only once and make sure to always record a reliably crystal-clear sound.

MC 840: An excellent all-rounder
www.bonedo.de 02/2016
Title: beyerdynamic M 840 N review / large diaphragm condenser microphone
Author: Nick Mavridis

www.bonedo.de 02/2016
Title: beyerdynamic M 840 N review / large diaphragm condenser microphone
Author: Nick Mavridis

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"(...) Today, the double-diaphragm condenser microphone MC 840 is our test object (...). Meanwhile, both gold-coated large diaphragm capsules can be omnidirectional, turn eight, wide cardioid and hypercardioid. Surely only the anterior capsule will be used frequently, which in this design principle results in the known "normal" cardioid polar pattern.

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The Beyerdynamic is operated with phantom power. It is pleasant that also 12 volts are completely sufficient for the device, the permitted maximum is 52.

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In this test I did not expect a colourful sound fireworks or other spraying of individuality anyway. So I approached as part of our series of tests the MC fairly neutral, as expected the Beyerdynamic carried out its duty without emotion." It does not care " I commented on the microphone through the window of the control room. My colleague called the microphone even the "social worker among the large-diaphragm microphones".  But one does the 840 wrong when one makes fun of it: it is working dutifully and exceptionally conscientious .

It does its job with a reliably high quality remaining unobtrusive and never pushing itself in the foreground.  What perhaps may still sound a bit negative, is meant different: Disturbing noises or even errors in the signal are nowhere. The highs are finely resolved, but never harsh. In the bass range the microphone is rather "cool" and dry, it is never unclean, spongy or "boomy". Excellent! As expected the different polar patterns work in conjunction to their frequency response (and of course its directivity) - the "textbook" sends its regards.

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Conclusion: The Beyerdynamic MC 840 N is a multifunctional, good-natured, but surely something characterless tool.  As an all-rounder in my opinion it constitutes an excellent basis in studios where more than just voices are recorded or where microphones with colorations are not needed or are additionally available. For a newcomer, I would recommend the microphone only conditionally, because it requires the skills of engineers and other equipment to form from the signal what is ultimately needed. With the MC 840 the German manufacturer has a typical German piece of engineering on the market: Technically excellent, at the same time modest and useful. You will still hear and can’t get enough of this microphone in 40 years. The chances are very good that it will still work as on the first day!

Pro

Regarding the sound a very neutral and discreet microphone
Suitable for a number of applications
Very good workmanship

Contra

Rather unsuitable for newcomers

MCE 85: Brilliant in international comparison
Videofilmen 04/2015
Title: Long things
Author: Felix Buckstegge

Videofilmen 04/2015
Title: Long things
Author: Felix Buckstegge

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In international comparisons, the German video microphones are impressive. Regarding the price-performance ratio, the MCE 85 BA currently gains an edge over all competitors from the Far East.


MCE 85: Extremely versatile
www.delamar.de 11/2014
Title: beyerdynamic MCE 85: Shotgun microphones
Author: Felix Baarß

www.delamar.de 11/2014
Title: beyerdynamic MCE 85: Shotgun microphones
Author: Felix Baarß
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The applications are extremely versatile: The MCE 85 can be used with film cameras, DSLR cameras and camcorders. It can be used with a fishpole boom. It can also be used as a handheld microphone, with lecterns and as overhead microphone for drums.


MC 840: Neutral and honest
www.amazona.de 11/2014
Title: Special studio microphones for vocals
Author: Armin Bauer

www.amazona.de 11/2014
Title: Special studio microphones for vocals
Author: Armin Bauer

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Beyerdynamic regards the MC 840 as an all-rounder. This is the reason why the frequency response has been designed for neutrality and airiness. The diagram displays a linear frequency response curve up to 4 kHz, from there is a slight treble increase, which reaches its peak at approximately 10 kHz.

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As requested by the designers, the MC 840 sounds very neutral and honest. The speech is pleasantly direct with a good pulse accuracy

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The basic sound is slim the beyerdynamic microphone and definitely not sophisticated.

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So I see the MC 840 in a classical context, where absolute fidelity of sound is required.


MCE 85: Nicely balanced
Digital Photo 10/2014
Title: Microphones for the DSLR
Author: Alexander Bota-Weber

Digital Photo 10/2014
Title: Microphones for the DSLR
Author: Alexander Bota-Weber

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The microphones produce a nicely balanced acoustic sound. Their almost linear frequency response produces a 4 kHz presence boost which brings speech unobtrusively to the fore. A more sensitive frequency above the 10 kHz range ensures greater crispness and air in the trebles. The test showed that the MCE 85 BA greatly enhances conventional DSLRs because the mic is not just set to a neutral acoustic setting, but can be flexibly adjusted thanks to the battery power supply. Whether mounted on a camera or camcorder, or used on a microphone boom or as a hand-held mic, for those who place a high value on a low-noise original sound, both of these 85 Series mics have reached our shortlist.

Digital Photo Voting: very good

MCE 85: Slim and stable
Film und TV-Kameramann 12/2014
Title: Audio
Author: unknown

Film und TV-Kameramann 12/2014
Title: Audio
Author: unknown

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With the MCE 85 beyerdynamic has added a new condenser shotgun microphone to the product range which is of high interest for DSLR and video filmers. It is completely manufactured in Germany and due to ist slim design and rugged aluminium housing it is light and robust as well.

MCE 85: Captures sound like a telephoto lens
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 10/2014
Title: Distant listening
Author: Wolfgang Tunze

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 10/2014
Title: Distant listening
Author: Wolfgang Tunze

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In the practical use the microphone has convinced us, whether distant sounds of nature or human dialogues, the MCE 85 captures the sound that matters like a telephoto lens and effectively eliminates ambient noise. The fact that it operates without any sound colouration and adequately with its wide frequency response and delicate details, of course, is a matter of honour. This also applies to its ability to attenuate low-frequency noise with an electrical filter that can be turned off.

MCE 85 BA: Good price and "Made in Germany"
videoaktiv Ausgabe 06/2014
Title: Timbres
Author: Hans Ernst

videoaktiv Ausgabe 06/2014
Title: Timbres
Author: Hans Ernst

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Here comes a competitor for Rode’s popular NTG-2 which is made in Germany despite the low price.

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+ Good sound, low noise
+ High directivity
+ German/English manual
- Without cable and camera holder

Price/performance ratio: Very good

MCE 85 PV: You cannot go wrong with this
videoaktiv Ausgabe 06/2014
Title: Timbres
Author: Hans Ernst

videoaktiv Ausgabe 06/2014
Title: Timbres
Author: Hans Ernst

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At this price you cannot go wrong: The very compact XLR professional microphone is ideal for Henkelmann camcorders.

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+ Good sound, low noise
+ High directivity
+ German/English manual
- Without cable and camera holder

TG V71d: Full mids and clear sound
www.delamar.de 02/2012
Title: beyerdynamic TG V71d Review
Author: Lennart Scheuren

www.delamar.de 02/2012
Title: beyerdynamic TG V71d Review
Author: Lennart Scheuren

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Regarding the processing, you are always in good hands with products from beyerdynamic, which is here the case as well. The conical shape of the shaft is due to the new design and also provides for inexperienced singers that these do not cover the microphone grille with their hand and produce accidental feedback (in addition to the poorer sound by reflections).

The handling is assessed overall as good and regarding handling noise, the beyerdynamic TG V71d can convince – in our tests they are not noticed. Weighing 345 grams, this dynamic microphone does not necessarily belong to the lightweights, but has a very valuable look and feel.

It should also be noted that the sound felt a class better than with the smaller TG V50d model. There are more mids to hear and the lateral colour is not so strong. The lack of proximity effect makes this microphone not so sensitive to changes in the distance to the mouth. "

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Conclusion: With the beyerdynamic TG V71d the manufacturer from Heilbronn, Germany has launched a vocal microphone that can meet professional demands. Currently this model is available for 179.00 Euro on the market and offers a top sound as well as a beautiful appearance - a winning combination to present oneself on a stage. It is precisely the lack of proximity effect which makes this model very interesting for all singers who need to hold the microphone very close to the mouth to enforce themselves in the mix against loud instruments.

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Regarding the sound I find the microphone very well (...). For the band rehearsal room, the dynamic microphone is almost too bad, but it surely resists the stresses and a hard handling in the rehearsal room or on stage during a live gig without any efforts. I give four and a half stars out of five for the beyerdynamic TG V71d.

TG V70d: Successful model – keep what it promises
www.delamar.de 01/2012
Title: beyerdynamic TG V70d Review
Author: Carlos San Segundo

www.delamar.de 01/2012Title: beyerdynamic TG V70d ReviewAuthor: Carlos San Segundo

Translated from the original German article

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As I mentioned above, the processing of the V70d makes a high quality impression. The new shaft has a conical shape, which of course looks very good and makes the appearance very modern. When testing the V50d I had noted that the conical shape changes the position of the hand when singing. It is a little further away from the microphone basket.

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The supplied microphone clamp works perfectly and ensures a really well-coordinated resistance and tight fit. I mention this because this is not natural with every microphone in the world.

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Regarding the sound the pronounced proximity effect is hard to ignore, this should particularly work with relatively high voices. Those who do not like this effect, perhaps because the voice has already more bass than needed for the stage and the full mix, should take a look at the TG V71d variant which has similar features and sound, but does not need the proximity effect.

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Conclusion: The beyerdynamic TG V70d supplies what it promises. For just 170, - Euro you will receive not only a dynamic microphone that sounds good for its price range - it even looks really good and impressive on stage.

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In particular singers, who may need a little more fullness at the bottom, should test this model with their own voice; the pronounced proximity effect is in fact not useful for all singers. For vocalists who have a deep voice, the V71d without the pronounced proximity effect is recommended.

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All in all, this dynamic microphone is a successful model of the manufacturer. If you want a sturdy device for the band rehearsal room or the stage then this is the right choice and you get a balanced sound. From my side there are four and a half stars out of five in the beyerdynamic TG V70d test report.

Beyerdynamic Touring Gear
Beyerdynamic Touring Gear
Production Partner, Edition 12/2011, Writer: Thomas Zahn

(In extracts. Translated from German to English.)

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All microphones were tested and proved to be quite robust to withstand the tough use on stage over a long period of time. The sound of the microphones was also of a high quality, lively and gave the user, at the sound mixer, a very good signal. On the whole, with the Touring Gear series beyerdynamic has a product, which can prove to be a very serious competitor for lonstanding manufacturers and assumed standards.

beyerdynamic TG V50d Test report: Dynamic Singing Microphone
TG V50d
www.delamar.de, 10.11.2011, Writer: Lennart Scheuren

(In extracts. Translated from German to English.)

[…] On the whole I have to say, that the producer has developed, with the beyerdynamic TG V50d, a very handsome singing microphone for stage and rehearsal room, no doubt about it. To my mind, this model has the capability to become the plugged “standard of stage”. […]

[…] The 109 Euros, which is the actual street price for the singing microphone from Heilbronn, can be invested with pure conscience. In thanks you will receive in return from beyerdynamic a really good middle class microphone “made in Germany”.

 

Pro:

  • rugged protection cover
  • robust microphone clamp with double thread
  • good and solid workmanship of microphone
  • pleasant and perfected sound

 

Contra:

  • grip feeling with big hands
Retreated
Touring Gear Microphones
DrumHeads!!, Edition 05/11, Writer: Wolfgang Rösch

(In extracts. Translated from German to English.)

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The new TG-microphones from Beyerdynamic operate notedly good as a team. The result is a modern, punchy and clear drum sound which is, without any interference, immediately available. In relation to the successful previous products and the M 201 at the snare, the successors scale a rank higher on the sound chart, thanks to the I53c – in this price range a first class choice. Also the clip-mics D57c and D58c have gained sound and can continue the success story of their antecessors – and that all for a moderate price. A really improvement!

Mission Accomplished
Touring Gear Microphones
Sticks, Edition 08/11, Writer: Thomas Adam

(In Extracts. Translated from German to English.)

With the new microphones of the Touring-Gear series, Beyerdynamic scored major success. The fine tuning in the field of Sound Channeling Technology for years seems to be not only pure marketing but also payed off effectively. All tested microphones don not only do what they are expected to do during their intended use but they also reproduce the complete drum set extraordinary good with modern sound. They meet the requirements of real life situations and they are equipped with hands-on details […]

The Vocal-Fraction
Touring Gear Microphones
Xound, Edition 04/11, Writer: Hagü Schmitz

(In extracts. Translated from German to English.)

With the new Touring Gear series the manufacturer from Heilbronn follows a consequent path. With this sweeping statement beyerdynamic delivers a versatile product line which provides for each user and budget something appropriate.

It is important that the microphone matches the voice and offers a good handling. To figure out the personal feeling with the microphone you should give it a try – it’s definitively worth it!

On Tour
Touring Gear Microphones
tools4music, Edition 04/11, Writer: Peter Ludl

(In extracts. Translated from German to English.)

Microphone MANUFAKTUR – that does not only sound like hand made, but also like quality, attention to detail, passion and also exclusivity and even a little bit like luxury. Beyerdynamic has been producing microphones for more than 80 years […]

Beyerdynamic introduces with the "Touring Gear" microphone series a complete series with individual specialists. The series offers for each particular application and budget an adequate model. Especially the models V70d and V71d from the 70 series could be an interesting option for singers […] With the V90r there is even a ribbon microphone available. [...]

Great sound at an affordable pricepoint
Touring Gear Microphones
EventRookie, Edition 02/11

(In extracts. Translated from German to English.)


"[…] make the TG V50d to an excellent adjusted live vocal microphone with a good price-performance ratio – no matter if it is used in a rehearsal room or on stage. The well-balanced, present and unobtrusive sound, the high gain before feedback, its robust and aesthetically design and its pleasant touch let the TG V50d become a true enrichment in this market segment […]  The TG I50d also knows how to please - not only due to its individually design: Regardless of whether in front of electric guitar or bass amps, brass instruments or at the drum kit  - during recording of good sounding instruments extreme EQ-adjustments on the mixing console become unnecessary and the sound is clean and pure."

Tech Review: Beyerdynamic TG V71d Live Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Muse Magazine (http://museonline.co.za), June 6, 2011, author: Nick Roos

(In extracts. You can find the full text at http://museonline.co.za/tech-reviews/tech-review-beyerdynamic-tg-v71d-live-dynamic-vocal-microphone/)

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While certainly not the cheapest mic for its application, it is incredibly solid and will last a long time. Whether it lasts as long as the virtually indestructible SM58 is debatable but it is, in my opinion, sonically superior.

From a performer’s perspective it allows greater expressive freedom thanks to its neutral tone, substantial noise-rejection, reduced proximity-effect and wide dynamic range.

The TGV71d is a performer and live engineer’s dream and would be of great value on tour and a worthy addition to ones arsenal of sonic tools.