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FS Beyerdynamic M160 Ribbon Microphone Mint Condition - $450

Discussion in 'Recording, Pro Audio & Rack Gear Emporium' started by RyanPitch, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. RyanPitch

    RyanPitch Supporting Member

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    I was recording an EP last year and Bill Stevenson said that he had used a Beyerdynamic M160 ribbon mic with great success (when blended with another dynamic mic) on high-gain guitars. I bought it new based on the recommendation. I simply did one or two mic shoot-outs and put it back in the box. It wasn't my cup of tea, and this thing is as mint as mint gets.

    Beyerdynamic M160 Ribbon Microphone Features at a Glance:
    • Double ribbon design
    • Hypercardioid pattern to reject off-axis sounds
    • Excellent stringed instrument microphone
    • Black and chromium plated to prevent glare from broadcast lighting
    • Includes case and mic clip, frequency response QA sheet
    Like new, kept in its case which was kept in its box which was kept in my closet since new. With original papers, box, case, etc.

    $450 plus shipping of your choice. I think shipping should be $20 or less. I'm in central Florida for local pickup.

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  2. Papanate

    Papanate Gold Supporting Member

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    Those are fantastic Microphones for studio work. I don't want to discourage
    you from selling - but did you use a CloudLifter or other Preamp with
    enough gain for a Ribbon?
     
  3. RyanPitch

    RyanPitch Supporting Member

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    I used really good preamps. One is an Aurora GTQC channel strip and one is a Retro Powerstrip.

    Maybe I should try the mic again! But at the time, it just wasn’t my thing.
     
  4. nsureit

    nsureit Supporting Member

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    These are fantastic microphones for most any application. I have 3 M160s and an M500. They can handle very loud sources (up to 138dB). True, you need a very good preamp (I use Trident 80B series and ISA One), but you can’t beat them for drum overhead, guitar amps, wind and acoustic instruments. Great price, too.
     
  5. skylabfilmpop

    skylabfilmpop Silver Supporting Member

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    Great Mic, one of the easiest ways to great guitar tones, famously its the Eddie Kramer hendrix mic. You can stuff this right in the center of the speaker and its still full and smooth as silk, really lovely. Love Mine on Cabs and Hihat too.
     
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