The M80 delivers condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic design, making it equally suitable for both on stage and in studio use.



The M80 delivers condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic design, making it equally suitable for both on stage and in studio use.



Over the last decade the M80 has become a staple in live sound reinforcement and studio recording. Its wide frequency response, condenser-like performance, and high SPL capabilities allow the M80 to capture the full range of any sound source, making it a reliable first choice for many sources including lead vocals and snare drum. Featuring a custom-wound impedance matching transformer, its unmatched performance is mated with intelligent internal construction to provide low handling noise. Hand-assembled in the USA, the M80’s rugged build quality is designed to withstand the wear and tear of the road.

The M80 is available in a variety of colors and finishes through our Custom Shop, and in Low-Profile (M80-SH) and Wireless (M80-WH) packages.


  • Condenser-like high frequency extension cuts through dense mixes 
  • Detailed sound with high SPL handling, perfect for studio and stage 
  • Supercardioid polar pattern provides excellent feedback rejection 
  • Available in multiple colors and finishes through the Custom Shop 
  • Designed and hand assembled in the USA 
  • Recommended Applications: Lead Vocals, Snare Drum, Brass Instruments 

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/Size: 184 mm L x 48 mm Dia
Weight: 430 g
Included Accessories: Mic Clip, Zip Pouch

Frequency Response



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

 “I’ve been using the Telefunken M80 on vocals for a few tours now and am constantly impressed with both how consistent they are show to show with Tom and The Heartbreakers, coupled with their reliability and durability. The 80 is a really wonderfulvocal and instrument mic, nothing less than I would expect from a company with the pedigree of Telefunken.” 

Robert Scoville – FOH Tom Petty, Rush, Prince

“More than anything, it just opened up my in-ear mix like crazy. I had had a lot of problems with my vocals trying to stand out in my mix. I was just pushing my vocal way too far and had it way too loud in my mix just to get the clarity that I needed. When I switched to that M80, I had no issues whatsoever. My vocal stood out perfectly. It was just dead center, crisp and clear. I had all my other instruments separated out, and easy to hear. Yeah, the M80 live has been a life-changing capsule for me. I’ll definitely never use anything else unless Telefunken decides to make that one even better.” 

Matty Mullins – Vocals, Memphis May Fire

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!

Live From the Lab

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No commercial use is permitted.  Any commercial use or reuse is strictly forbidden.

By downloading any track hereunder the user agrees to properly attribute all copyrights and to display the following on any non-commercial reuse of the video and multitrack audio files as follows:

All audio files have been engineered and recorded by TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik and are presented for educational and demonstrational purposes only.

Live From the Lab

The LIVE FROM THE LAB live music video series is recorded and filmed at TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s facility in South Windsor, CT. Each session is tracked live exclusively with TELEFUNKEN microphones and features unique performances from a variety of local, regional, national, and international artists and ensembles.

The multitrack audio files from these sessions are available for free download via clickable links below the individual performance videos. All audio files are presented in .WAV format and were recorded at 24bit / 48KHz sample rate. They are clearly labeled in the same format with the source listed first (LEAD VOX, ACOUSTIC, PIANO), followed by the microphone used (C12, AR-51, etc) and can be downloaded and imported into your Digital Audio Workstation of choice.

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