M 130

Double ribbon microphone (figure of eight)

Studio recordings
Ambience recordings
MS (together with the M 160) and Blumlein recordings

beyerdynamic is one of few microphone manufacturers world-wide that still produce ribbon microphones. One of them is the legendary M 130. The M 130's unique double ribbon element has a superb transient response, creating a highly detailed sound with unequalled accuracy and transparency. The bidirectional figure eight polar pattern effectively suppresses unwanted interference from the sides. The M 130's balanced, uncoloured sound handles a wide variety of applications. In conjunction with the hypercardioid M 160, the M 130 is ideal for creating an authentic stereo image through the use of the MS- (Mid-Side) technique.
The M 130 gives excellent results when the Mid-Side technique is used to record or broadcast a true stereo image. Its rugged Design handles the demands of remote recording/broadcast sessions as easily as those of the studio. Alone, the M 130 allows the recording of background audience noise and concert hall 'ambience' without unwanted resonances. In the recording studio it is effective with backing vocal groups, percussion and mounted toms. The M 130's crisply articulated, uncoloured sound is well suited to such demanding audiophile applications as digital and direct-to-disc recording.


  • Double ribbon microphone
  • Consistent figure-eight polar pattern throughout frequency response
  • Superb transient response
  • Compact and rugged design
  • Characteristically warm and natural sound
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Technical Data

Drums & Percussion
Transmission Type
Transducer Type
Ribbon (dynamic)
Polar Pattern Microphone
Microphone Frequency Response
40 - 18,000 Hz
3-pin XLR male
article No.



MAN_M130_DE-EN-FR_A6.pdf (164.27 KB)

Spec Sheet

DAT_M130_EN_A4.pdf (890.41 KB)

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