M80-SH Low Profile

The M80-SH is made for low profile microphone applications, while still delivering the wide frequency response and high SPL handling the M80 is known for.


M80-SH Low Profile

The M80-SH is made for low profile microphone applications, while still delivering the wide frequency response and high SPL handling the M80 is known for.


M80-SH Low Profile

The smaller footprint of the M80-SH low profile dynamic makes them ideal for tight fit applications including drums and guitar amps on stage, as well as vocal positions for drummers and keyboard players, where a full size microphone may be too obstructive. Designed to deliver the same character and high SPL handling as their handheld versions; the M80 provides a natural, condenser-like response with a subtle high frequency rise, and their Supercardioid pickup pattern has minimal proximity effect and provides superior off-axis rejection.

Both the M80-SH & M81-SH come with two styles of drum mounts and a TELEFUNKEN right angle XLR cable.


  • Same detailed, condenser-like performance as the handheld M80 
  • Smaller size and built-in mount allow for easier positioning 
  • Custom-wound impedance-matching audio transformer 
  • High SPL handling and excellent off-axis rejection 
  • Right-angle XLR cable included 
  • Designed and hand assembled in the USA 
  • Recommended Applications: Snare Drum, Singing drummers or keys players, Woodwinds 

Technical Specifications

Type: Dynamic
Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
Frequency Range: 50 Hz – 18 kHz, ±3 dB
Capsule: 25mm Dynamic Moving Coil
Transformer: TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik T80
Sensitivity: 1.54 mV/Pa, ±1 dB
Output Impedance: 325 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): 135 dB
Dimensions: 125 mm L x 48 mm Dia
Weight: 340 g
Included Accessories: Right Angle XLR Cable, Plastic Mount, Metal Mount, Zip Pouch

Frequency Response



The M80-SH comes with a ZB82 Zipper Bag, SGMC-5R 5-Meter Right-Angle XLR Cable, M 784 Metal Drum Mount & M 785 Plastic Drum Mount.

Speaking about drums, Wellwarth continues, “Telefunken’s dynamic mics cut through my mix like no other mic. For Jane’s Addiction drummer Steven Perkins’ kick drum, I no longer have to use two mics, because the M82 gives me all the attack and thump that I need. The short M80-SH is the best snare drum mic out there — with just a little high pass filter, I leave it flat and it gives me all the snap and thwap I need for a phat snare drum sound. And the M60 FETs are amazingly clear and clean for my hi-hats and overheads. Thanks to Telefunken, the drums sit comfortably in the mix with a powerful presence.” 

Jamie Wellwarth

Custom Shop

Put your own twist on the tried-and-true TELEFUNKEN Dynamic Series microphones. Start by choosing a model and finish to make your M80 or M81 microphone match your unique style!

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