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Telefunken DD4 Premium Drum Mic Kit

Product Code: 499390

The ultimate, no-compromise microphone kit for both live and studio. Recommended by Studiospares

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Telefunken DD4 Drum Mic Kit

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has combined the three unique voices of its TEC Award winning Dynamic Series microphone line, and packaged them as the DD4 and DD5 Drum Microphone Sets for drum recording and live performance applications. Each microphone set consists of the M82 handling kick drum duties, the M80-SHB on snare, and the M81-SHfor toms. The DD4 and DD5 ship in the heavy-duty hard shell FC80 flight case and include multiple drum mounts (M782, M784 and M785) and a SGMC-5R five-meter XLR cable with a right-angled female connector for each microphone in the set.



TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik created the M80-SHB for use on snare drum and vocal applications where a lower profile microphone with right angle XLR cable is needed. The M80-SHB is the same exact circuit as the M80 Standard, housed in a shorter microphone body with a built-on stand mount. The wide frequency response and higher SPL capabilities of the M80-SHB offer the user a superior alternative to the midrange-laden character of many of the industry's standard dynamic microphones. A tight cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response boasting a subtle rise in the high end result in a microphone that is equally suitable for snare drum, vocals or instruments on both the stage and the studio. The M80-SHB is finished on both the headgrille and body with a durable, textured black powder coat.



The M81-SH was designed with the goal of developing a mic that would not only complement the M80-SH, but also stand out in a universe filled with dynamic microphone options. Building off many of the strengths of the M80, the TELEFUNKEN M81-SH retains the same minimal proximity effect, superior feedback rejection, and an articulate mid-range. However, with the M81-SH, the top end is pulled back a bit, yielding a flatter overall frequency response. This combination results in a microphone with a wealth of body and clarity, making it a great tool for fattening up toms, percussion and horns, or taming brighter vocals or thinner sounding sources. The M81-SH is identical to the M81 in circuit, but housed in a shorter microphone body with a built-on stand mount, and finished in a durable, textured dark gray powder coat on both the headgrille and body.


M82 Dynamic

The TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M82 is a robust large diaphragm end-address dynamic microphone that has been designed for kick drum and vocal broadcast applications. Hand-assembled in CT, USA, the M82 features two independently functioning EQ switches: KICK EQ and HIGH BOOST, which in turn offer four unique voices. The M82's KICK EQ switch engages a passive filter that reduces some of the lower mid-range frequencies (centered around 350Hz) commonly cut when processing a kick drum. The HIGH BOOST switch tilts the upper mid-range and high frequencies (starting around 2kHz with a 6dB boost by 10kHz) to allow for extra articulation. In the flat setting (both switches off), the M82 is equally suited for vocals, guitar amps, and brass.


DD4 Drum Microphone Set includes:

  • 1× M82 with M782 mount
  • 1× M80-SHB with M784 (metal) and M785 (plastic) mount
  • 2× M81-SH with M784 (metal) and M785 (plastic) mount
  • 4× SGMC-5R five-meter XLR with right angle female connector
  • 1× FC80 Hard Shell Flight Case
Magazine Reviews
Sound on Sound, January 2015 "As individual microphones they all perform well, particularly the M82 on bass drum. However, as a set, the added bonus of the clips, cables and the uniform sound they are able to provide is a draw. If I was investing in a mic set for the first time this would be a serious contender. It is not a particularly cheap set, but it will be with you for a long time and could easily prove to be a very wise investment over the years. I had absolutely no problem using these, and the addition of cables and clamps is very sensible and gives you a professional case of mics that should cope with most jobs easily." http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan15/articles/telefunken-dd4.htm MusicTech Magazine, June 2015 "Turning our attention to the kick, the M82 stood out as something a little special. Leaving both of the EQ switches off, we were able to get a full, fat-sounding kick, with a good combination of beater attack and shell resonance, which would give us plenty of options in the mix. Once we’d engaged the Kick EQ, we got something a little more modern-sounding, but not as hyped as the Audix D6. The mids are leaner, but there is still plenty of low end punch, and the highs remained clear." http://www.musictech.net/2015/06/telefunken-dd4-drum-mic-pack-review/
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