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New Sennheiser MK 8 condenser mic

Sennheiser unveils today at the NAB Show 2014 in Las Vegas a new condenser, large diaphragm and multi-pattern studio microphone.

The MK 8 offers 5 polar patterns and includes a three-position low-cut/roll-off filter as well as a two-position pad. Its 24-carat gold sputtered elastically mounted capsule hosts a dual diaphragm.

Specifications:

  • Condenser microphone
  • 1” diaphragm
  • Pick-up patterns: omni-directional, wide cardioid, cardioid, super-cardioid, figure-of-eight
  • Frequency response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 17.4 mV/Pa (–35 dBV)
  • Maximum sound pressure level: 140 dB (pad: 0 dB)
  • Equivalent noise level: 10 dBA, 16 dB CCIR
  • Dynamic range: 130 dB
  • Nominal impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Min. terminating impedance: 1k Ohm
  • Power supply: 48 V phantom power (P48)
  • Low-cut/roll-off filter, switchable: roll-off: -6 dB/oct. from 100 Hz / low-cut: -18 dB/oct. from 60 Hz
  • Switchable pad: 0 db, -10 dB, -20 dB
  • Current consumption: 4.1 mA
  • Diameter: approx. 57 mm
  • Length: approx. 160 mm
  • Weight: approx. 485 g

The Sennheiser MK 8 condenser microphone will be available this summer for 759€. More details at en-de.sennheiser.com/mk-8.