Item #: BEYM88

Beyerdynamic M 88 Dynamic Hypercardioid Moving Coil Microphone

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Beyerdynamic's M 88 dynamic moving-coil ribbon mic is a living legend with a transparent yet rich sound. Features a wide frequency response with detailed bass & hum-bucking coil to eliminate feedback
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For recording artists, vocalists, and musicians who want the best sound quality, nothing beats the Beyerdynamic M 88 Microphone. Handcrafted and perfected since 1963 at the company headquarters in Heilbronn, Germany, this microphone has become an industry staple and a true living legend. With precise craftsmanship, superb sound quality, and superior technical features, the M 88 will make any production shine. Its full-bodied dynamics, warm character, and balanced, detailed sound quality will make any audio production sound its best. Get ready to blow your fans away with the Beyerdynamic M 88 Microphone! It's the perfect choice for any performance or recording.

This dynamic moving-coil microphone is particularly impressive when high demands are placed on the sound, whether in studio or in live productions. Its transparent yet rich sound will lend every performance the necessary gravitas.

Designed for daily use in professional conditions, which is why only durable materials are used in their construction. If the microphone nevertheless gets damaged, our service policy means that we can replace almost every part.

Beyerdynamic M 88 Microphone Features

  • Dynamic moving-coil microphone for kick drums, vocals and more
  • Wide frequency response with detailed bass response
  • Powerful output thanks to high sensitivity
  • Flexible use with excellent directionality
  • Natural sound reproduction
  • Well-defined hypercardioid polar pattern
  • Hum-bucking coil for eliminating background noise
  • Microphone grille made of 3-layer stainless steel mesh
  • Handcrafted in Germany


The M 88 is a dynamic moving-coil microphone for the highest demands convincing with flexible application options. It can be used for miking vocals or instruments in the studio or on stage. Its directional properties are close to the theoretically possible values reducing the risk of acoustic feedback to an absolute minimum. Due to the balanced frequency response, the most diverse sound sources are exactly reproduced, and a signal is created that can be processed easily and at will.

Whether in the studio or live on stage, the M 88 is ideal for vocals and has enjoyed decades of immense popularity as a long-time favorite for vocals. In this aspect, it benefits from its excellent technical characteristics as well as its detailed bass response and smooth treble boost. In addition, the high-quality basic sound is perfect for further processing the signal.

Classic with Depth

The M 88 dynamic moving-coil microphone has a frequency response of 30–20,000 Hz and is characterized by its natural sound, free of tonal coloring. It also delivers a clear signal even at extremely high sound pressures. This predestines it for a range of sound sources – in the studio and live on stage. When using it for a kick drum, sound technicians and drummers value its pronounced proximity effect. In addition, the M 88 is perfect for miking toms, electric guitar amps, bass guitar amps and wind instruments. It’s recommend using the WS 59 AZ wind shield for kick drums.

Near-Perfect Hypercardioid

From a technical perspective, the M 88’s hypercardioid polar pattern is close to perfection. This has a number of advantages. This polar pattern prioritizes sound coming from the front, while most of the signals from the sides and some from the back are reduced. This ensures excellent channel separation, i.e. the microphone is less susceptible to crosstalk from other nearby sound sources. In addition, the M 88 is less prone to feedback, making it suitable for use in noisy surroundings.

As with all microphones in the M series, the M 88 is handmade at the company headquarters in Heilbronn, Germany. From the diaphragm and the dynamic transducer to the microphone grille – acoustically relevant components are intricately made in-house rather than being bought in. This method, which is unusual in the industry, allows us to maintain control over the entire production process.

It's What's Inside That Counts

The Hostaphan diaphragm used in this microphone is a wafer-thin foil that has excellent vibration behavior thanks to its low mass. In addition, the M 88 features an integrated hum compensation coil to minimize electromagnetic interference. Another feature that has a significant effect on the sound is the clever labyrinth, an acoustic component that ensures even attenuation. The result is superb directionality and excellent sound.

Revolutionary Construction with Tradition Behind It

This microphone’s compact dimensions and low weight make it easy to position even in cramped conditions. Thanks to the robust brass housing, this microphone is perfect for work in the studio and live on stage. As requested by many users, the M 88 once again has its three-layer, silver-colored grille. This creates a perfect visual symbiosis of tradition and future, and enables the microphone to deal better with plosives. This classic microphone now comes safely stored in a sturdy hard case.

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Phone:  631-293-3200 Warranty:  2 Years

Product Specifications

Beyerdynamic M 88 Microphone Specifications

  • Transducer type: Dynamic
  • Operating principle: Pressure gradient
  • Polar pattern: Hypercardioid
  • Frequency response: 30 - 20,000 Hz
  • Rear attenuation at 1 kHz: > 23 dB at 120°
  • Sensitivity (0 dB = 1 V/Pa): 2.9 mV/Pa (= -51 dBV)
  • Magnetic field suppression: > 20 dB at 50 Hz
  • Nominal impedance: 200 Ω
  • Load impedance: ≥ 1000 Ω
  • Diaphragm: Hostaphan
  • Casing: Brass
  • Connection: XLR, 3-pin, male
  • Mic Length: 173 mm
  • Shaft diameter: 25.5 mm
  • Head diameter: 48.5 mm
  • Weight: 331 g

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