Farmingdale, NY (May 21, 2007)--One of most popular products in the beyerdynamic line is celebrating a milestone this year as the M 160 ribbon microphone turns 50.
The manufacturing process utilized in this studio microphone has basically remained unchanged since its introduction in 1957. Originally developed as an alternative to the then expensive and delicate condenser microphone, the microphone does not contain electronic components apart from the transformer.
"beyerdynamic is one of the last remaining companies to offer ribbon technology in their microphone line," said Paul Froula. "One of the reasons we can continue to do so is that the majority of our products are still manually produced, which allows us to manufacture special products and product lines without additional cost to the consumer. As a result of beyerdynamic's commitment to quality manufacturing, users will be able to enjoy the exceptional sonic quality of the M 160 for another 50 years."
To celebrate this milestone, beyerdynamic is releasing 200 limited special edition M 160 microphones worldwide with the original chrome-plated housing. An additional 50 will be offered together with an M 130 as M/S stereo sets.