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TELEFUNKEN Introduces New M81 Mic @ Muzikmesse 2012

Universal Dynamic Microphone Version of Industrywide Popular M80

Award-winning TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing the new M81 universal dynamic cardioid microphone at Muzikmesse 2012. The US company is known worldwide for its impeccable recreations of the classic mics of the past, as well as significant breakthroughs in modern microphone technology.

TELEFUNKEN’s new M81 has a more linear frequency response than the company’s popular M80, resulting in a microphone with the distinct clarity TELEFUNKEN has become famous for, but with a different depth and body to the tone, and less of the M80′s characteristic high-end response.

Over the past few years, the performance of TELEFUNKEN’s M80 has been likened to that of a condenser microphone and has become a staple for vocal and snare drum applications, especially in the world of touring and live performance. As an alternative to the extended top end capabilities of the TELEFUNKEN M80, the new M81 is a tool that is a bit less specialized, giving the microphone more universal application ability.

As with the M80, the new M81 features superior feedback rejection, detailed and balanced frequency response, and a smooth present sound that is never boomy. The M81′s frequency response attenuates the high end, making the mic exceptional on electric guitars, percussion instruments, rack and floor toms, as well as horns, especially the trumpet. It is also a great fit for vocals that do not benefit from the high-end response of the M80.

Finished in the same gray and “tri-chrome” styling as TELEFUNKEN’s R-F-T AR-51, the M81 is easily distinguishable from the black M80. Designed with the AR-51 in mind, the M81′s overall response is complementary to the AR-51 when recording electric guitars. The TELEFUNKEN M81 adds to the new standard for live performance microphones as the second offering in the company’s dynamic range lineup.

Designed for stage and studio use, the M81 offers exceptional performance in a rugged package capable of withstanding the rigors of the road. The package, including the microphone, mic clip and leather carrying bag, sells for $249 USD.

Hear TELEFUNKEN microphones at Muzikmesse, Booth # D97 Hall 5.1
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Professional Wireless Systems Returns To The Stage For 24th Annual “Premio Lo Nuestro” Show

RF Management Hits the Right Note for Television’s Longest-Running Latin Music Awards

MIAMI, MARCH 5, 2012—When the Latin music world gathered to honor its biggest and brightest stars for the 24th annual “Premio Lo Nuestro” Music Awards this year at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, was backstage coordinating wireless operations and working to resolve any possible interference issues during the gala. more

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