This selection of short and long shotgun microphones are all RF condenser types, including the venerable MKH 416 and the newer MKH 60 and MKH 70 and the , MKH 418-S M-S stereo design. RF condenser microphones are more resistant to damp conditions than conventional electret designs. As a result they are more suitable for use outdoors, as the ubiquity at sporting events of the MKH 416, over several decades, demonstrates.
All Sennheiser professional microphones are available from Canford; if the desired model is not listed at www.canford.co.uk, please contact Sales.
MKH 416-P48U3 - RF Condenser, super-cardioid short-gun
Evolved from a near-legendary series, the MKH 416-P48U3 is a short-gun, interference-tube microphone. It's 'excellent directivity and compact design, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection' make it a 'superb all-round microphone for film, radio and television, especially for outside broadcast applications'. Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions the MKH 416-P48U3 has 'very low inherent self-noise', high sensitivity and a transformerless and fully- floating balanced output. It is supplied with an MZQ100 clamp and an MZW 415 windshield.
Frequency response: 40-20000Hz. Power: 44-52V DC phantom power required. Dimensions: 250 x 19 (length x maximum diameter) mm. Weight: 165g.
MKH 418-S RF Condenser, M-S stereo, shotgun
Intended for professional stereo work, this has two capsules, one in an interference tube to give super cardioid response and one with a figure-of eight pick-up pattern, combined together to make a M-S format stereo microphone. The M and S outputs are presented separately for external manipulation as required, either by a suitable MS to AB matrix, or using three channels, with phase switches, of a mixer: This allows control of the balance between the mono information from the M capsule and the spatial information from the side channel. The super cardioid response gives increased directivity for the 'M' signal. The compact dimensions, 'very good consonant clarity and good spatial representation' make it 'ideally suited for every type of application in film, radio, television and reporting, both indoors and outdoors'. Sturdy and 'very weather-resistant' the 418 has 'very low noise, high sensitivity' and a transformer-less balanced output. The matt-black metal casing has a male 5-pin XLR connector. It is supplied in a transport case.
Frequency response: 40-20000Hz. Power: 44-52V DC phantom power required. Dimensions: 280 x 19 (length x maximum diameter) mm. Weight: 220g.