Sennheiser MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone


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  • The MKH 8040 is a versatile cardioid microphone. Especially suited to applications in rooms with poor acoustics or when disturbing sounds impinge mainly from the rear. It also features balanced frequency response and extremely low distortion.


    • Cardioid pick-up pattern
    • Modular design
    • Wide frequency response 30 to 50.000 Hz
    • Symmetrical transducer with 2 backplates providing extremly low distortion
    • Extremly low inherent self-noise
    • Accurate directional pattern
    • Non reflective Nextel coating
    • Ideal as a spot microphone and for surround recordings
    • Also available in stereo pairs
  • Dimensions Ø 19 mm, L 41 mm (74 mm with XLR module)
    Frequency response 30 - 50000 Hz
    Weight 25 g (55 g with XLR module)
    Audio output XLR-3M balanced, transformerless, floating
    Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz) 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV/Pa)
    Nominal impedance 25 Ω
    Min. terminating impedance 1000 Ω
    Phantom powering 48 V +/- 4 V
    Equivalent noise level 13 dB
    Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3 22 dB
    Maximum sound pressure level (passiv) 142 dB SPL
    Current consumption 3,3 mA
    What's In The Box Microphone head MKHC 8040
    XLR module MZX 8000
    Microphone clip MZQ 8000
    Windshield MZW 8000
    User manual
    Aluminium transport case
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