AKG D19 Cardioid Dynamic. Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Pair. Show all. The M160 is an unusual ribbon microphone, in that it has a hypercardioid pickup pattern. "The Coles provides the great rejection because of the Fig. :lol: I'm getting an M160 this week. Pete Thorn. Sennheiser MKH8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser (w/ Rycote ORTF blimp) Sennheiser MKH8060 Compact Super-cardioid Condenser (w/ Rycote blimp) Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic What an amazing tone. The M160 has two ribbons, mounted back-to-front just 0.5mm apart. I am testing my Coles 4038 against my AKG c451b. Come on now... the Beyer is much more round (at least the sphere end) than the Coles! Show all. £1,033. Beyer M160 ribbon mic, demo by Pete Thorn. I own a pair of Cole 4038 at about $1300 per mic. Also, I wonder whether (or not) the Coles 4040 or 4050 are an improvement on the 4038, at least for piano miking at a distance (which is the only approach I'm interested in). 11 . Youtube. £498. ... Beyer Dynamic M160 vs. Satan 50. Rode NTR. I need to hear more ribbons, including a WORKING pair of Royers. Beyer-dynamic M160 2 x Coles 4038 Electro-voice 667A 2 x Electro-Voice RE11 Electro-Voice RE20 2 x Neumann KM184 Peluso P414. Michael 4 . It is often paired with the M130 for mid-side stereo applications, in which the bidirectional M130 captures the “side” channel, and the M160 captures the “mid.”. "Could you elaborate on that a bit? £1,955. It will be my first venture into ribbon-land. JG I won't purchase any Coles YET, however. Youtube. Coles 4038 Bi-directional Ribbon . In this video I am doing a little microphone shootout. beyerdynamic M 160 Hypercardioid Ribbon Microphone. 8 pattern. Royer Labs R-10 MP. Ola Englund. Sennheiser MD421 Cardioid Dynamic. Combined with a 57 for the bite, a perfect combination. Will probably try it on a flute recital this Sunday. Beyer M160 Hypercardioid Ribbon. Universal Audio Apollo Twin X Duo. Kemelion live @ beyerdynamic. 3 . 53 . Though the Coles 4038 and Beyer M160/M130 have somewhat supplanted the older RCA units as current workhorses, most engineers would gladly use a good 44BS/77DX/KU3A for the appropriate recording task. The Coles are great, but when I use the M160 on a guitar amp, WOW ! Everything is there. AEA has been a supporter and supplier of ribbon microphones to the audio/film industries for a number of years. Beyer M201 TG Hypercardioid Dymamic. The creamy mid-range, the soft top end. Golden Age Project R1 ST. £533.