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  • beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG
  • Theresienstrasse 8, D-74072 Heilbronn, Germany
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Beyer manufactures or has manufactured the following equipment (click to expand models list):

Dynamic Headphones
Electrostatic Headphones

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Beyer Dynamics web site (December 2003): Our philosophy is to develop and to manufacture first-class audio products. It has always been our ambition to use the latest and improved technologies and to assure a very high quality. We create innovative products for our customers using all our ingenuity and creativity. The maintenance and extension of this high level with products made by beyerdynamic will be our aim in the future.


Beyer Dynamics web site (December 2003):

1924 The Company was founded in Berlin. Development and manufacture of loudspeakers for the cinema.

1937 World's first dynamic headphones, the DT 48 which are still in production today!

1939 First dynamic microphone for studio use: M 19. It made history as the standard microphone of the "Reichsrundfunkgesellschaft" (Germany's national broadcasting station) for outdoor applications.

1953 A revolutionary development for record shops: the DT 49 "stick" headphone gave rise to the famous disc bars.

1962 The "transistophone", the first wireless microphone goes into production.

1963 The newly developed M 88 directional microphone is selected as the only microphone for Queen Elizabeth's first official visit to Australia.

1966 First Beatles tour of Germany and instant success for the E 1000 microphone exclusively used on this tour.

1969 With the introduction of the M 500 ribbon microphone the company proves that ribbon microphones are rugged enough for stage applications.

1973 Development and production of the DT 204 quadrophonic headphones.

1976 Introduction of the ET 1000, the first electrostatic headphones developed and manufactured in Germany.

1980 A sensational new development, the DT 880 dynamic headphones breaks with traditions. For the first time it is possible to produce dynamic headphones with electrostatic performance.

1985 The new DT 770 and DT 990 headphones which feature a so-called "diffuse-field equalized" frequency response are suited not only for audiophiles but serve also as a control instrument.
With the MC 740 studio condenser microphone featuring switch selectable directional patterns, beyerdynamic now joins the manufacturers of the very best products in this field.

1987 An 18-channel wireless set is used in the production of the hit musical "Cats" in Amsterdam.
The world's first Hi-Fi headphone, the DT 48 celebrates 50 years in production.

1988 The exclusive headset used at the Olympic Games in Seoul/Korea is the beyerdynamic DT 108/DT 109.

1989 The new musician's microphones -the extremely robust and high-volume TG-X series - are introduced into the market.

1990 The introduction of the MC 742 stereo studio condenser microphone illustrates the continued high quality and innovative beyerdynamic products.

1995 At the International Music Fair in Frankfurt, the U 600 is presented, beyerdynamic's first PLL synthesised UHF wireless system. Designed to meet the demands of professional broadcasters the DT 200 series of headsets is introduced.
The DT 531 Hi-Fi headphone is awarded the Diapason d'Or in France.

1996 The MCD 100, the world's first digital studio microphone is presented at the 100th AES convention in Copenhagen.
The RSS 433 wireless headphone is launched, using RF technology music can now be enjoyed on headphones indoors or outside.
The world's smallest studio microphone, the MCE 7 is launched to complement our range of clip-on microphones.

1997 The "Internationale Funkausstellung" (Radio & Television Exhibition) in Berlin saw the launch of the S 200 and S 300 VHF wireless systems using PLL synthesised technology.
In Germany, the musical "The Beauty and the Beast" was equipped with a 32-channel U 600 UHF-system.

1998 beyerdynamic introduces the MCS and MCW digitally controlled conference systems. The MCW is the world's first system with a wireless control unit.
The SMS 600 Stereo-In-Ear-Monitoring-System is another technical innovation for complete freedom of movement for musicians or broadcast presenters.

1999 The condenser microphone range is extended with the MCE 90 series. The development of the MCD 100 digital microphone is continued with the introduction of the MCD 801/803/805.
Germany's new parliament in Berlin, the Bundestag, is equipped with beyerdynamic's digital microphones.

2000 The new Opus range is a cohesive family of products optimised for music performance. Classic technology and new materials combined to create a complementary range of microphones, headphones and accessories for the musician on stage or in the studio. Guided tours or simultaneous translations are made easy with the new TTS 30 communication system.

2001 beyerdynamic launches the MCW Digital, a wireless and digital conference system. This system features numerous intelligent details and is safe against unauthorised listening due to digital encryption.

2002 beyerdynamic presents the new generation of gooseneck microphones. The modern design of the SHM 200 and SHM 800 series blends into the architectural environment perfectly.

The new MC 930 is a cardioid true condenser microphone for stage and studio at an excellent price/performance ratio. The wireless Opus 200 system is added to the product range of wireless systems.

At this year´s FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan the matches are reported with the new beyerdynamic DT 297 headset.

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