Telefunken M81-SH Short Body Dynamic Microphone for Toms/Instruments

327.00 RRP 339.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 47204

  • Capsule Designed to give a Wide, Balanced Response
  • Minimal Proximity Effect
  • Compact Form Factor, Ideal for Hard to Reach Sources
  • Suitable for Stage or Studio
  • Flatter Frequency Response for Body and Clarity

Telefunken M81-SH Short Body Dynamic Microphone for Toms/Instruments

The Telefunken M81-SH builds off many of the strengths of the M80, retaining the minimal proximity effect and superior feedback rejection, but features a pulled back top end resulting in a flatter overall frequency response. This combination results in a wealth of body and clarity, great for brighter vocals and guitar tones. The compact size of the M81-SH makes it ideal for use with snare drums and other hard to reach sources.

Product Ref: 47204

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The M81-SH has retained the M80 head which has been designed to reduce the proximity effect created by the cardioid polar pattern, meaning you vocals wont be indistinct. The top end of the M81-SH has been pulled back to yield a flatter overall frequency response, resulting in a microphone with a wealth of body and clarity, making it a great tool for taming brighter vocals and guitar tones and for fattening up percussion, horns and thinner sounding sources.

The Telefunken M81-SH includes a custom wound transformer that automatically matches impedance, providing consistent sound even when using different mixing boards, unlike some other preamplifiers which can operate at different impedance levels; affecting the sound of your microphone.

The diaphragm on the Telefunken M81-SH is super thin, which gives it a fast, un-colored response that captures your sound with incredible detail. Because it's not a midrange-heavy mic like some dynamic mics, it's not just for vocals. You can get great results with the M81 in front of a guitar amp, over a snare drum, or virtually any other instrument that needs a detailed, well-balanced microphone.


  • Dynamic cardioid microphone for drums or instruments
  • Flat frequency response is perfect for taming brighter-sounding sources
  • Compact form factor makes it easy to place on snare drums and other hard-to-get-to sources
  • Wide-range 30Hz-18kHz frequency response
  • Low-mass capsule and diaphragm responds quickly, giving you clear, detailed reproduction
  • Capsule design reduces proximity effect so your sound doesn't become muddy or indistinct
  • American made, custom wound transformer automatically matches impedance
  • Made in America with high-quality components
  • Includes microphone clips, carry case and 5m XLR cable


  • Microphone Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Super Cardioid
  • Capsule: 25 mm
  • Frequency Range: 30 Hz - 18 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 1.4 mV/pa
  • Output Impedance: 300 Ohms
  • SPL (Max): > 140 dB
  • Connection: 3-Pin XLR Cable
  • Includes: Leather Carry Case, Internal Clip, 2 x Unique Drum Mounts, 5m XLR Cable
  • Length: 4.92" / 125.1 mm
  • Diameter: 2.5" / 63 mm
  • Weight: 340 g