Featuring a wider frequency response and higher SPL capabilities the 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.

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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has created the M80 to give the user a superior alternative to the midrange-laden character of the "industry standard microphone."

Featuring a wider frequency response and higher SPL capabilities the M80 delivers condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic design, producing a microphone equally suitable for on both the 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 grill and capsule assembly have been designed to reduce proximity effect resulting in added low-end clarity for vocals, while still providing strength and authority with an open airy character. A tight cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response boasting a subtle rise in the high-end result in a microphone that is ideal for live vocal applications.

The TELEFUNKEN 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 it's introduction than we ever imagined possible.

The M80 is offered with either a Black or Chrome head grill. In addition, a variety of solid color, wood or metal finishes are available from the TELEFUNKEN Custom Shop.


Please contact your favorite TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik reseller to demo or purchase the TELEFUNKEN M80. For reseller referrals, please feel free to email:

TELEFUNKEN Factory Service - TELEFUNKEN offers restoration services for all TELEFUNKEN microphones. We do not sell any internal microphone housings or capsules without factory service performed in-house. Call TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik for a return authorization number and to discuss work needed on your microphone system.

Please call 860-882-5919 for more information.

TypeDynamic Moving Coil
Frequency Range30Hz / 18kHz
Polar PatternSuper-cardioid
Sensitivity1.4 mV/pa
Output Impedance300 ohms
Maximum SPL>140dB
Size7.25" (184mm) length x 1.88" (48mm) diameter
Connector: 3-pin male XLR
Weight13.1 oz (371g)
Connected ViaXLR-3
Supplied AccessoriesMicrophone clip, leather carrying case, packing tube

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Download the PDF M80-Cutsheet

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Accessories for the  M80  include:

M 780

Microphone Clip for M80



10 meter (32.8 feet) XLR cable TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's Stage Series Microphone Cable has been engineered for use on live sound stages and in recording studios. Featuring cable made from 100% Copper wire, the SGMC-10 is a 10 meter (32.8 foot) XLR cable featuring straight male and female connectors and is ideal for use on all audio applications.



Premium 10 meter (32.8 feet) XLR cable made in the USA TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's Studio Series Microphone Cable has been designed to achieve the perfect sonic transmission of sound signals for all critical studio and stage applications. Made in the USA by Accusound, the STMC-10 is a 10 meter (32.8 foot) XLR cable featuring high-strand count quad oxygen free copper conductors sealed in an audiophile-grade, low loss polyethylene insulator. A copper braid shield is added for additional RFI and EMI noise rejection, resulting in a premium audio cable offering sonic accuracy and clarity, as well as the legendary tone TELEFUNKEN products are known for.


M80 Head Grill

Replacement head grills for M80, available in multiple colors.



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