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. 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.
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."