Beyerdynamic's legendary M 130 double ribbon microphone has a superb transient response, creating a highly detailed sound with unequalled accuracy and transparency. The bi directional figure eight polar pattern effectively suppresses unwanted interference from the sides. The M 130's balanced, uncolored sound handles a wide variety of applications. In conjunction with the hypercardioid M 160 (sold separately), the M 130 is ideal for creating an authentic stereo image through the use of the MS (Mid Side) technique. The M 130 gives excellent results when the Mid Side technique is used to record or broadcast a true stereo image. Its rugged design handles the demands of remote recording/broadcast sessions as easily as those of the studio. Alone, the M 130 allows the recording of background audience noise and concert hall "ambience" without unwanted resonances. In the recording studio it is effective with back up vocal groups, percussion and mounted toms. The M 130's crisply articulated, uncolored sound is well suited to such demanding audiophile applications as digital and direct to disc recording. Since 1924 Beyerdynamic has remained a German family owned company committed to continuous research and innovative developments for the audio market. All over the world, Beyerdynamic is known for the use of the latest technologies and a high quality standard. All Beyerdynamic products are made in Germany.