The M82 is an end-address microphone, which means that you point the upper part of the headgrill towards your source, it is equipped with two separate EQ switches: high BOOST and KICK EQ.
These two switches work independently of each other, and it provides four unique settings and great flexibility. This allows the user to tailor the microphone response.
The HIGH BOOST switch boosts the upper midrange and the high frequencies (starting around 2 kHz with a 6dB boost at 10kHz). For broadcast vocals or guitar amps, it is thus possible to get extra articulation and airiness in the upper register. For large drum use, it allows for more attack when placed in a large drum.
This allows for either a vintage-style big drum sound, or more modern sound.
M82´s KICK EQ switch is a passive filter that reduces some of the lower mid-range frequencies (around 350Hz) which generally also "dive" a bit in the mix of a big drum. Something that helps keep the big drum from sounding "boxy" without going beyond the low-end.
Although designed with the main drum as a primary use, the two EQ switches make the M82 equally suitable for a wide range of sources, such as vocals, percussion, broadcast voice, guitar and bass amplifiers, organ and brass instruments.
On broadcast vocals, the M82 is both detailed and warm with a clear and open frequency response. A microphone that can be used both live and in the studio.
|Type||Dynamic Moving Coil|
|Frequency Range||25Hz / 18kHz|
|Sensitivity||1.85mV / Pa|
|Output Impedance||<300 ohms|
|Maximum SPL||> 146dB|
|Non Linear Distortion|
|Power Type||Dedicated Power Supply|
|Size||6.15 ″ (155mm) Length; 2.5 ″ (63mm) Diameter|
|switches||Bandcut filter (6dB down @ 350 Hz, High-boost filter (6dB @ 10kHz)|
|Supplied Accessories||M82 Broadcast shock mount, M82 Broadcast arm, leather carrying case|