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TG D71c: For universal use
Soundcheck 07/2016
Title: Here’s something for your ears
Author: Michael Hennig

Soundcheck 07/2016
Title: Here’s something for your ears
Author: Michael Hennig

Translated from the original German article

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Conclusion and applications: Even when the manufacturer Beyerdynamic refers to the TG D71c only as "an addition to the Drum Microphone series” our extensive tests have shown, that it is, rather, a universal boundary microphone, which convinces not only by its technical specifications. Excellent sound properties with high signal fidelity allow in addition to live performances a use in the recording studio. You can actually see the attention to detail of the microphone which has been handmade in Germany. Elegant design, good workmanship and robust materials promise long-lasting pleasure with this microphone. The favorable price-performance ratio makes the TG D71c a recommendable purchase for all drummers, PA rental companies and recording studios.

TG D71c: Boundary microphone with natural sound
Professional Audio 06/2016
Title: Prefer something loud
Author: Igl Schönwitz

Professional Audio 06/2016
Title: Prefer something loud
Author: Igl Schönwitz

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According to the manufacturer a microphone can be either optimised to a maximum freedom from distortion or a maximum sound pressure level. The TG D71c puts the focus on the latter which meets the intended use. 

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The Beyerdynamic microphone is supplied in a padded fabric bag that safely protects it during transport. However, the excellent crafted boundary microphone makes a virtually indestructible impression. The black housing builds towards the center in the shape of an elegant sine wave to the top and is just high enough to provide a standard XLR connector space.

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With a size of 90 x 86 mm, the TG D71c is slightly smaller than its direct competitors (...), but with a weight of 413 g it has a comparatively heavy weight. Both feature a flexible yet stable placement in the instrument, therefore, we can already assign a first plus point here.

Measured values

The sensitivity of the TG D71c is with a value of 1.2 mV / PA relatively low - but that can also be an advantage, because after all, loud sound sources are to be picked up, which tend less likely to overdrive the preamp in this way.

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For the use on drums, we were able to test the microphone in a Pop-production in the studio.

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In addition to this setup, we placed the TG D71c and a (...) e901 boundary microphone for a direct comparison in the bass drum.

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Interestingly the TG D71c behaves slightly different. I feel that it does have quite a boundary character, but it transmits more natural sound of the bass drum than its competitors. This became obvious especially in comparison with our studio microphone setup aligned on natural sound. Therefore, I could imagine to be quite happy with the TG D71c as the only bass drum microphone - not only with a heavy metal production.

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Conclusion

Beyerdynamic‘s contribution to the subject “Boundary for loud instruments” is an excellent microphone, which shows no technical weakness. Sonically, it does have its own coloratura, which pleasantly stands out against the competition with a relatively natural sound, without denying its boundary genes.

TG D71c: Boundary with power
Event Rookie 05/2016
Title: Boundary with power
Author: unknown

Event Rookie 05/2016
Title: Boundary with power
Author: unknown

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The Beyerdynamic TG D71c is a very well-made boundary microphone with a transparent condenser sound and a suitable price / performance ratio. Due to its high overload capacity, it is ideal for percussion instruments with a high sound pressure level.

 

TG D71c: Attractive alternative for dynamic microphones
Sound & Recording 04/2016
Title: Small Item, Big Beat
Author: Thomas Adam

Sound & Recording 04/2016
Title: Small Item, Big Beat
Author: Thomas Adam

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When optimising the frequency response, Beyerdynamic obviously wants to make sure that the D71c is in perfect harmony with the bass drum. In short: It really does.  The basses come across pleasantly powerful, but dry and not bad, the mids are discreetly thinned out and the attack is clear but not too strong.

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Personally I would describe the sound character as „punchy with woody attack“, by no means artificially drilled out, but assertive.  Nevertheless, there is enough room for creativity, because Beyerdynamic did not exaggerate any direction. If you like, you can slide the bass slide in the area, which does not affect the fellow bassists, and also the attack range is still so broad that targeted increases or reductions are also possible.

Compared to a dynamic microphone, which has a stronger directivity with its supercardioid polar pattern as the D71c with its semi-cardioid, the beyerdynamic lets slightly more noise through - so that the resonance of the toms is slightly more audible on the track of the D71c than the dynamic colleague who gets the sound information mainly from the drumhead. But this makes the D 71c a bit more pleasant, because with drums anything is resonating.

Conclusion
With the TG D 71c condenser boundary microphone beyerdynamic presents an attractive alternative to dynamic microphones. The microphone actually does what it is meant to do, because it forms a modern bass drum sound which does not exaggerate one direction, but leaves enough room for own sound creations.

With its maximum sound pressure level of 148 dB (according to the manufacturer) even the loudest bass drum does not cause any problem. The only thing that bangs is the price, because it is absolutely fair for handmade in German.

MCE 85 BA: An advantage for atmospheric recordings
www.valuetech.de 04/2016
Title: A comparison of five directional microphones for film-makers from €60 to €380
Author: Matthias Proske

www.valuetech.de 04/2016
Title: A comparison of five directional microphones for film-makers from €60 to €380
Author: Matthias Proske

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The runner-up: beyerdynamic MCE 85 BA:

At the same price and sound quality level, the beyerdynamic MCE 85 BA follows on quite closely. Just the low frequency range seemed a bit heavy in the test recordings (see the video), but without sounding muffled. For voice recordings which have to be as neutral as possible, the microphone is not ideal. In certain situations, however, when voicing over film trailers, for example, the effect can be quite positive. For atmospheric recordings the full bass presence can be an advantage, for example for fireworks and motor racing events.

MCE 85: Brilliant in international comparison
Videofilmen 04/2015
Title: Long things
Author: Felix Buckstegge

Videofilmen 04/2015
Title: Long things
Author: Felix Buckstegge

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In international comparisons, the German video microphones are impressive. Regarding the price-performance ratio, the MCE 85 BA currently gains an edge over all competitors from the Far East.


MCE 85: Extremely versatile
www.delamar.de 11/2014
Title: beyerdynamic MCE 85: Shotgun microphones
Author: Felix Baarß

www.delamar.de 11/2014
Title: beyerdynamic MCE 85: Shotgun microphones
Author: Felix Baarß
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The applications are extremely versatile: The MCE 85 can be used with film cameras, DSLR cameras and camcorders. It can be used with a fishpole boom. It can also be used as a handheld microphone, with lecterns and as overhead microphone for drums.


MC 840: Neutral and honest
www.amazona.de 11/2014
Title: Special studio microphones for vocals
Author: Armin Bauer

www.amazona.de 11/2014
Title: Special studio microphones for vocals
Author: Armin Bauer

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Beyerdynamic regards the MC 840 as an all-rounder. This is the reason why the frequency response has been designed for neutrality and airiness. The diagram displays a linear frequency response curve up to 4 kHz, from there is a slight treble increase, which reaches its peak at approximately 10 kHz.

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As requested by the designers, the MC 840 sounds very neutral and honest. The speech is pleasantly direct with a good pulse accuracy

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The basic sound is slim the beyerdynamic microphone and definitely not sophisticated.

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So I see the MC 840 in a classical context, where absolute fidelity of sound is required.


MCE 85: Nicely balanced
Digital Photo 10/2014
Title: Microphones for the DSLR
Author: Alexander Bota-Weber

Digital Photo 10/2014
Title: Microphones for the DSLR
Author: Alexander Bota-Weber

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The microphones produce a nicely balanced acoustic sound. Their almost linear frequency response produces a 4 kHz presence boost which brings speech unobtrusively to the fore. A more sensitive frequency above the 10 kHz range ensures greater crispness and air in the trebles. The test showed that the MCE 85 BA greatly enhances conventional DSLRs because the mic is not just set to a neutral acoustic setting, but can be flexibly adjusted thanks to the battery power supply. Whether mounted on a camera or camcorder, or used on a microphone boom or as a hand-held mic, for those who place a high value on a low-noise original sound, both of these 85 Series mics have reached our shortlist.

Digital Photo Voting: very good

MCE 85: Slim and stable
Film und TV-Kameramann 12/2014
Title: Audio
Author: unknown

Film und TV-Kameramann 12/2014
Title: Audio
Author: unknown

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With the MCE 85 beyerdynamic has added a new condenser shotgun microphone to the product range which is of high interest for DSLR and video filmers. It is completely manufactured in Germany and due to ist slim design and rugged aluminium housing it is light and robust as well.

MCE 85: Captures sound like a telephoto lens
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 10/2014
Title: Distant listening
Author: Wolfgang Tunze

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 10/2014
Title: Distant listening
Author: Wolfgang Tunze

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In the practical use the microphone has convinced us, whether distant sounds of nature or human dialogues, the MCE 85 captures the sound that matters like a telephoto lens and effectively eliminates ambient noise. The fact that it operates without any sound colouration and adequately with its wide frequency response and delicate details, of course, is a matter of honour. This also applies to its ability to attenuate low-frequency noise with an electrical filter that can be turned off.

MCE 85 BA: Good price and "Made in Germany"
videoaktiv Ausgabe 06/2014
Title: Timbres
Author: Hans Ernst

videoaktiv Ausgabe 06/2014
Title: Timbres
Author: Hans Ernst

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Here comes a competitor for Rode’s popular NTG-2 which is made in Germany despite the low price.

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+ Good sound, low noise
+ High directivity
+ German/English manual
- Without cable and camera holder

Price/performance ratio: Very good

MCE 85 PV: You cannot go wrong with this
videoaktiv Ausgabe 06/2014
Title: Timbres
Author: Hans Ernst

videoaktiv Ausgabe 06/2014
Title: Timbres
Author: Hans Ernst

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At this price you cannot go wrong: The very compact XLR professional microphone is ideal for Henkelmann camcorders.

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+ Good sound, low noise
+ High directivity
+ German/English manual
- Without cable and camera holder

Beyerdynamic Touring Gear
Beyerdynamic Touring Gear
Production Partner, Edition 12/2011, Writer: Thomas Zahn

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All microphones were tested and proved to be quite robust to withstand the tough use on stage over a long period of time. The sound of the microphones was also of a high quality, lively and gave the user, at the sound mixer, a very good signal. On the whole, with the Touring Gear series beyerdynamic has a product, which can prove to be a very serious competitor for lonstanding manufacturers and assumed standards.

beyerdynamic TG V50d Test report: Dynamic Singing Microphone
TG V50d
www.delamar.de, 10.11.2011, Writer: Lennart Scheuren

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[…] On the whole I have to say, that the producer has developed, with the beyerdynamic TG V50d, a very handsome singing microphone for stage and rehearsal room, no doubt about it. To my mind, this model has the capability to become the plugged “standard of stage”. […]

[…] The 109 Euros, which is the actual street price for the singing microphone from Heilbronn, can be invested with pure conscience. In thanks you will receive in return from beyerdynamic a really good middle class microphone “made in Germany”.

 

Pro:

  • rugged protection cover
  • robust microphone clamp with double thread
  • good and solid workmanship of microphone
  • pleasant and perfected sound

 

Contra:

  • grip feeling with big hands
Retreated
Touring Gear Microphones
DrumHeads!!, Edition 05/11, Writer: Wolfgang Rösch

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The new TG-microphones from Beyerdynamic operate notedly good as a team. The result is a modern, punchy and clear drum sound which is, without any interference, immediately available. In relation to the successful previous products and the M 201 at the snare, the successors scale a rank higher on the sound chart, thanks to the I53c – in this price range a first class choice. Also the clip-mics D57c and D58c have gained sound and can continue the success story of their antecessors – and that all for a moderate price. A really improvement!

Mission Accomplished
Touring Gear Microphones
Sticks, Edition 08/11, Writer: Thomas Adam

(In Extracts. Translated from German to English.)

With the new microphones of the Touring-Gear series, Beyerdynamic scored major success. The fine tuning in the field of Sound Channeling Technology for years seems to be not only pure marketing but also payed off effectively. All tested microphones don not only do what they are expected to do during their intended use but they also reproduce the complete drum set extraordinary good with modern sound. They meet the requirements of real life situations and they are equipped with hands-on details […]

The Vocal-Fraction
Touring Gear Microphones
Xound, Edition 04/11, Writer: Hagü Schmitz

(In extracts. Translated from German to English.)

With the new Touring Gear series the manufacturer from Heilbronn follows a consequent path. With this sweeping statement beyerdynamic delivers a versatile product line which provides for each user and budget something appropriate.

It is important that the microphone matches the voice and offers a good handling. To figure out the personal feeling with the microphone you should give it a try – it’s definitively worth it!

On Tour
Touring Gear Microphones
tools4music, Edition 04/11, Writer: Peter Ludl

(In extracts. Translated from German to English.)

Microphone MANUFAKTUR – that does not only sound like hand made, but also like quality, attention to detail, passion and also exclusivity and even a little bit like luxury. Beyerdynamic has been producing microphones for more than 80 years […]

Beyerdynamic introduces with the "Touring Gear" microphone series a complete series with individual specialists. The series offers for each particular application and budget an adequate model. Especially the models V70d and V71d from the 70 series could be an interesting option for singers […] With the V90r there is even a ribbon microphone available. [...]

Great sound at an affordable pricepoint
Touring Gear Microphones
EventRookie, Edition 02/11

(In extracts. Translated from German to English.)


"[…] make the TG V50d to an excellent adjusted live vocal microphone with a good price-performance ratio – no matter if it is used in a rehearsal room or on stage. The well-balanced, present and unobtrusive sound, the high gain before feedback, its robust and aesthetically design and its pleasant touch let the TG V50d become a true enrichment in this market segment […]  The TG I50d also knows how to please - not only due to its individually design: Regardless of whether in front of electric guitar or bass amps, brass instruments or at the drum kit  - during recording of good sounding instruments extreme EQ-adjustments on the mixing console become unnecessary and the sound is clean and pure."

Tech Review: Beyerdynamic TG V71d Live Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Muse Magazine (http://museonline.co.za), June 6, 2011, author: Nick Roos

(In extracts. You can find the full text at http://museonline.co.za/tech-reviews/tech-review-beyerdynamic-tg-v71d-live-dynamic-vocal-microphone/)

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While certainly not the cheapest mic for its application, it is incredibly solid and will last a long time. Whether it lasts as long as the virtually indestructible SM58 is debatable but it is, in my opinion, sonically superior.

From a performer’s perspective it allows greater expressive freedom thanks to its neutral tone, substantial noise-rejection, reduced proximity-effect and wide dynamic range.

The TGV71d is a performer and live engineer’s dream and would be of great value on tour and a worthy addition to ones arsenal of sonic tools.