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Sennheiser MKH 416 P48

RF Condenser Microphone

The MKH 416 is a short gun interference tube microphone. Excellent directivity and a compact design, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection are ideal qualities for universal use in film, radio and television, especially for outdoor broadcast applications.

  • Polar pattern: Super-cardioid/lobar
  • Increased directivity due to interference tube principle
  • Very low inherent self-noise
  • Highly suitable for outdoor conditions
  • High sensitivity
  • Balanced, ungrounded output without transformer
  • Robust and suitable for adverse climatic conditions
  • Matte black all-metal housing
  • Audio transmission range: 40 - 20,000 Hz
  • Free-field idle transmission factor (1 kHz): 25 mV/Pa +/-1 dB
  • Nominal impedance: 25 Ohm
  • Peak SPL: 130 dB
  • 48 V +/- 4 V Phantom power required
  • Weight: 165 g
  • Diameter: 19 mm
  • Length: 250 mm
  • Protective case included
  • Optional matching windshield: Sennheiser MZW60-1 Article Nr 133213 (not included)
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Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone Yes
Stereo Pair No
switchable lowcut No
switchable pad No
characteristic ball, super-cardioid

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Alex Figueiras, 17.05.2013
The 416 is one of the most common microphones found on-set for TV, documentaries, and amateur film productions. This is for good reason; the capsule is solid, with a rugged steel frame that's both light and sturdy allowing it to take a few hits on a busy set.

The quality of sound produced by the microphone is crisp and clean. The circuitry is well made; with no offset or buzz when fed 48v phantom power. When utilised as a sync microphone it performs really well, with nice isolation on the front axis.

A word of advice; this microphone's isolation is very, VERY effective, so much so that you may find you'll need some practice keeping it trained on the sound source if you're using it with a boom, before you get the sounds you're after.
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In love with this microphone!
TommySpanishVO, 01.04.2019
A few days before receiving this microphone at home (delivery was super fast!) I didn't even know it existed. I was researching about microphones for professional voice-overs in home-studios with far-from-ideal acoustics (noise from the street) and this one came up. It turned to be the right choice for me. I've been asking clients for feedback on the sound of my recently upgraded home-studio, their answer says it all: excellent.
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The best.
pallermo, 19.08.2019
One of the best broadcast mics for on-field use and shootings.
Professional sound, perfect with quality and durability.
I have 10 of these for years. Didn't had any kind of problem.
This is alfa and omega for professional broadcast sound and field work wordwide!
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Industry standart for a reason
08.09.2016
Microphone build quality is superb. Is perfect for any weather condition and it has far better response than Rode ntg 3. I use it with rode carbon pole and blimp mkII and it is very budget frendly high end sound recording kit.
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