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.

Sonic Characteristic

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 and capsule assembly has been designed to reduce proximity effect to which nets added low end clarity for vocals, while still providing "strength" and "authority" and an "open," "airy" character without adding danger of upper midrange feedback or "honk."

Circuit Design

The M80 features an American made 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.


Featuring a rugged black powder coat body and head-turning chrome plated headgrille, the M80 is built for the high demands of a touring vocal mic.


Each M80 Dynamic microphone ships with a leather zipper bag and M780 mic clip.

Technical Specifications


Dynamic Moving Coil


25 mm


Custom Wound TELEFUNKEN T80

Polar Pattern


Frequency Range

50 Hz - 18 kHz


1.54 mV/Pa

Output Impedance

325 Ω

Maximum SPL (for 1% THD)

135 dB


184 mm L x 48 mm Dia


430 g


M 780 - Mic Clip

Video Gallery

Press Releases

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary Tour Travels with TELEFUNKEN

By Alan | August 1, 2017

South Windsor, CT, August 2017 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year with an extensive tour schedule including shows across America, Canada and in London, England. The tour continues through September 25. Veteran FOH mixer Robert Scovill was tapped for this historic tour and his vocal mics of choice…

Kenny Chesney’s FOH Chris Rabold Chooses TELEFUNKEN

By Alan | August 15, 2015

Sean Paddock’s Drums Use M80 and M82 Dynamic and M60 FET Mics Pictured during Kenny Chesney’s “The Big Revival” tour is FOH engineer Chris Rabold with his TELEFUNKEN M80 and M60 FET microphones. South Windsor, CT, August 2015 – For this summer’s “The Big Revival” tour, Kenny Chesney made 57 stops, with 18 stadium shows,…

Beach Boys Tour With New TELEFUNKEN M80 “Woody” Mics

By Alan | May 19, 2013

First Edition Signed By Band for Surfrider Foundation Fundraiser Pictured is the TELEFUNKEN M80 “Woody” dynamic microphone signed by the Beach Boys to benefit the Surfrider Foundation. South Windsor, CT, May, 2013 — For the Beach Boy’s 50th Anniversary world tour and continuing engagements, the band has chosen the M80 dynamic microphone from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik…

Phish Reunites — With TELEFUNKEN USA M 80 Stage Mics

By Alan | March 19, 2009

Jam Band Fans See First Shows in 4 1/2 Years Phish is pictured at Virginia’s Hampton Coliseum.  Photo by Yuki Fishman. Hampton, Virginia, March, 2009 — For the first time in 4 1/2 years, America’s all time jam band Phish reunited for three concerts at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia.  On stage with Phish…