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SENNHEISER MICROPHONES - Studio

The MD 421 II is an updated edition of this famous dynamic microphone, used for recording many instruments and even for reportage. The classic MKH series of RF condenser, symmetrical capsule designs are available with a variety of pick-up patterns and are standard tools used by recording engineers worldwide.

A selection from the Sennheiser range of microphones is listed here. All Sennheiser microphones are available from Canford; so if the desired model is not listed at www.canford.co.uk, please contact Sales.

MD 421 - Dynamic, cardioid, live instrument, announcer, interview

Perhaps one of the best known microphones in the world, the classic MD 421 II has 'excellent sound qualities' to cope with the most diverse recording conditions and broadcasting applications, especially used with drums, brass instruments, as an interview or announcer's microphone. A five-position bass control enhances it's 'all-round' qualities. This rugged, professional microphone offers 'effective feedback rejection, clear sound reproduction and easy handling due to pronounced directivity'. It is supplied with an MZA 421 stand adapter, a dedicated design which clips into a recess in the body of the microphone, to mount it on a 3/8 inch threaded stud. The microphone has a black polycarbonate body with steel grille. Suitable accessories include the MZW 421 windshield.

Applications: Bass and brass instruments, drums, handheld interview, announcer. Frequency response: 30-17000Hz. Dimensions: 215 L x 46 x 49 mm. Weight: 385g.

MKH 20 - RF Condenser, omni-directional, music and location recording

Usually used as a main microphone for orchestras and solo instruments the MKH 20 picks up the natural acoustics of the room. With 'exceptionally flat frequency response and low inherent self-noise', slightly increasing directivity at high frequencies to adjust tonal balance, and a transformerless and fully-floating balanced output it does have a much wider range of applications as omni-directional microphones do not suffer from proximity effect. With a linear response down to 25Hz, it is 'excellent for neutral recordings within the direct sound field'. The black, anodised, light metal body has a diffuse field switch, 10dB switched pad. Supplied with MZS 40 shock mount, MZW 41 windshield, pressure build-up ring. Suitable accessories include MZD 30 dual clip for MS stereo.

Applications: Live music, MS, nature recordings. Frequency response: 12-20000Hz. Power: 44-52V DC phantom power required. Dimensions: 153 x 25 (length x maximum diameter) mm. Weight: 100g.

MKH 30 - RF Condenser, figure of eight, recording, MS

The symmetrical transducer design of the MKH 30 produces an 'unusually wide and smooth' frequency response. It is particularly suited to soloists and small instrumental groups and can also serve as an 'S' microphone in MS stereo applications. As a 'spot' microphone it is particularly useful in the effective suppression of sounds from adjacent sound sources. High rejection of lateral sounds, low inherent self-noise and symmetrical transducer technology 'ensures extremely low distortion'. The output is balanced, transformerless and fully- floating. A roll-off filter may be switched in to compensate for proximity effects at a distance of approximately 0.5m for digital recording; there is a switched 10dB pad. The light metal body is anodised black. It is supplied with MZS80 shock mount and a MZW 41 windshield. Suitable accessories include MZD 30 dual clip for M-S stereo, which takes both an MKH30 and another microphone from the MKH range, a common combination.

Applications: Music, MS, nature recordings, film, location. Frequency response: 40-20000Hz. Power: 44-52V DC phantom power required. Dimensions: 174 x 25 (length x maximum diameter) mm. Weight: 110g.

MKH 40 - RF Condenser, cardioid, recording, MS

The MKH 40 has a large number of applications, for example as a main microphone, especially in lightly-reverberant or acoustically less-perfect rooms, with instrumental groups or for speech applications. Its 'wide-angled, neutral directional characteristics and high level of reverse attenuation ensure an exceptionally balanced sound'. With 'exceptionally low inherent self-noise', and symmetrical transducer technology ensuring 'extremely low distortion', the MKH40 has a transformerless and fully- floating balanced output. The black, anodised, light metal body has a roll-off filter which may be switched in to compensate for proximity effects at a distance of approximately 0.5m, and a 10dB switched pad. It is supplied with MZS40 shock mount and a MZW 41 windshield. Suitable accessories include MZD 30 dual clip for M-S stereo, which takes both an MKH30 and another microphone from the MKH range, a common combination.

Applications: Music, MS, speech. Frequency response: 40-20000Hz. Power: 44-52V DC phantom power required. Dimensions: 153 x 25 (length x maximum diameter) mm. Weight: 100g.

MKH 50 - RF Condenser, super-cardioid, recording, MS

The super-cardioid MKH 50 offers a higher attenuation of diffuse field and lateral sound than the cardioid microphone. It is principally designed for use as a soloist's or spot microphone for applications requiring a high degree of side-borne sound muting and feedback rejection. The directional characteristics are frequency-independent. With 'exceptionally low inherent self-noise', and symmetrical transducer technology ensuring 'extremely low distortion', the MKH50 has a transformerless and fully-floating balanced output. The black, anodised, light metal body has a roll-off filter which may be switched in to compensate for proximity effects at a distance of approximately 0.5m, and a 10dB switched pad. It is supplied with MZS40 shock mount and a MZW 41 windshield. Suitable accessories include MZD 30 dual clip for M-S stereo, which takes both an MKH30 and another microphone from the MKH range, a common combination.

Applications: Music, MS. Frequency response: 40-20000Hz. Power: 44-52V DC phantom power required. Dimensions: 153 x 25 (length x maximum diameter)mm. Weight: 100g.

MKH 800 - RF Condenser, variable pattern, recording.

With a wide, flat, frequency response extending up to 50kHz, the MKH 800 can 'fully utilise the wider frequency response and dynamic range' of the high bit-rate of advanced digital recording systems such as SACD' and is a 'superior microphone for any recording application, offering high clarity and the absolute minimum colouration'. It has five switched pick-up patterns; omni-directional, wide cardioid, cardioid, super-cardioid and bidirectional figure-of-eight. Switches on the anodised metal body provide treble emphasis, bass roll-off and pre-attenuation; there is an LED to help with on-axis alignment. With 'exceptionally low inherent self-noise, wide dynamic range' it is transformerless with a fully-floating balanced output. It is supplied with a MZS 80 shock-mount and MZW80 windshield.

Applications: Recording. Frequency response: 30-50000Hz. Power: 44-52V DC phantom power required. Dimensions: 176 x 27 (length x maximum diameter)mm. Weight: 135g.

MKH Series Shotgun Microphones

Details of the MKH 60-1 super-cardioid short-gun, MKH 70-1 super-cardioid long-gun, MKH 416-P48U3 and MKH 416-TU-3 super-cardioid short-gun as well as the MKH 418-S M-S stereo, shotgun model are described in 'Sennheiser Microphones - Shotgun'.

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SENNHEISER MD 421 MICROPHONE Dynamic, cardioid, studio and live instrument, speech   Stock code:
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£282.40
SENNHEISER MKH 20 MICROPHONE RF condenser, omni, studio and live instrument   Stock code:
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£1250.00
SENNHEISER MKH 30 MICROPHONE RF condenser, bidirectional, studio and location   Stock code:
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£1390.00
SENNHEISER MKH 40 MICROPHONE RF condenser, cardioid, studio and location   Stock code:
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£1250.00
SENNHEISER MKH 50 MICROPHONE RF condenser, supercardioid, studio and location   Stock code:
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£1250.00
SENNHEISER MKH 800 MICROPHONE RF Condenser, variable pattern, studio   Stock code:
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£2720.00
SENNHEISER MZW 421 WINDSHIELD Foam, for MD 421 microphone, spherical, 90mm   Stock code:
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£27.46
SENNHEISER MZW 41 WINDSHIELD Foam, for MKH 20/30/40/50 microphone   Stock code:
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£13.56
SENNHEISER MZD 30 MICROPHONE CLAMP Dual, for M S stereo with 2x MKH series   Stock code:
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£48.29