The MKE 440 is a compact, stereo, microphone 'for cameras with a lighting-shoe mount and external microphone input'. It has dual miniature shotgun capsules, mounted in a 'V' configuration to 'create frontal focus' and provide 'maximum side noise rejection'.
The two super-cardioid microphones are mounted in an 'all-metal' housing, protected by a 'built-in elastic suspension' and a dual-mesh windshield. The microphone mounts on the camera accessory shoe and connects by a short, coiled cable with three-pole, 3.5mm jack plug.
Controls: There is an on/off switch; signal level to the camera is adjusted with a three-level switch; a 'low cut switch minimises wind and handling noise'.
Maximum sound level: 132dB SPL. Response: 50Hz - 20kHz. Power source: 2x AAA cells, providing more than 100 hours use. Operating temperature: -10 to +55 degrees C. Dimensions: 67 x 106 x 128mm. Weight: 165g without batteries.
Optional accessories: The MZH 440 fur windshield is offered for out-door use. Batteries; see AAA batteries, 4-pack and see AAA batteries, 10-pack.