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Sennheiser ME66 - Short Shotgun Mic Capsule

Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Shotgun Condenser Microphone Basic Kit - Includes: ME66/K6 Shotgun Microphone, Universal Shock Mount, Professional Windshield, Auray Boompole, Universal Hand Grip, Right Angled XLR Cables

Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Shotgun Condenser Microphone Basic Kit - Includes: ME66/K6 Shotgun Microphone, Universal Shock Mount, Professional Windshield, Auray Boompole, Universal Hand Grip, Right Angled XLR Cables

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  • 1Description

Available exclusively through B&H, the Basic Shotgun Microphone Kits are designed to eliminate the guess work in configuring a shotgun microphone system that delivers quality and reliability while remaining cost effective. All Basic Shotgun kits are configured to deliver exceptional performance and satisfy the demands of semiprofessional and professional field audio engineers. The basic kits are an all-in-one solution for event videos, budget film work, budget broadcasting, electronic news gathering (ENG) and field production applications.

The Sennheiser ME66/K6 is the featured shotgun microphone in this kit. As standard in all Basic Kits, a universal shockmount, cabled boompole, a boompole bag, universal hand grip, short and long right angled XLR cables and a set of AA batteries are all included to provide the user with everything necessary for capturing audio for video, film and field production applications.

  • Sennheiser ME66 - Short Shotgun Mic Capsule

    The Sennheiser ME66 capsule is a popular short shotgun microphone for use with the K6 or K6P power supplies. The modular design of K6-series microphones provide the freedom to adapt compatible capsules when necessary. The ME66 capsule is sold separately to accommodate those who may already own either of the K6 power supplies.

    The capsule features a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern yielding great attenuation at the sides of the microphone, maximizing pick up at the front. The result is a focused pick-up in highly ambient environments. A wide 40-20,000Hz frequency response provides detailed, accurate signal reproduction. Its short size allows camera mounting while remaining free of the frame.

    Exceptional Noise Rejection
    The capsule features a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern yielding great attenuation at the sides of the microphone, maximizing pick up at the front.
    Wide Frequency Response
    A wide 40-20,000Hz frequency response ensures detailed, accurate signal reproduction.
    Compact Camera Mountable
    The ME66's compact design allows mounting to video cameras and is at home in event videography, ENG / EFP use, video depositions, corporate media applications and film.
  • Sennheiser K6 Microphone System Powering Module

    The K6 Microphone System Powering Module by Sennheiser is the compatible base for many modular capsules. It features high output levels with low noise, a switchable bass roll-off, and transformerless balanced output.

    The K6 can operate on a single AA battery (not included) or Phantom power. Its on/off switch also has a battery test position, so you can be sure you have enough juice. The K6's anodized matte black finish will resist abrasions to maintain a professional appearance, even under rigorous usage.

    K6 Microphone System Powering Module
    • High output, low noise operation
    • Switchable bass roll-off filter @ 100Hz
    • Transformerless balanced output
    • On/Off switch with battery test position
    • Battery or Phantom powered
    • Anodized scratch-resistant finish
  • Varta High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack)

    Power any device that accepts AA cells with this 4-pack of standard, all-purpose High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Batteries from Varta. These German-made cells are non-rechargeable and feature an output of 1.5V. Additionally, they offer up to 80% more power in digital cameras than Varta Simply Alkaline batteries. The "Single Press Out" type packaging enables easy opening, allowing you to extract one at a time and providing storage for unused cells.

  • Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles

    The Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount features a four-point suspension to accommodate shotgun and other cylindrical microphones measuring 0.74-0.98" (19-25mm) in diameter. The shockmount is easily angled with its rubberized adjustment knob. There is a built-in shoe for camera mounting, and a 3/8"-16 thread connection at the base mounts the shockmount to boompoles and universal hand-grips.

    UPC: 847628562776
  • Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip

    The Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip is a handheld grip that features an ergonomic cushioned handle. This grip is great in "run & gun" situations in which a boom pole would be cumbersome, and in video scenarios in which the cameraman is also responsible for audio recording. The grip can be held with one hand, as opposed to a boom pole which requires two. It also provides the option of being able to record audio from a different direction than the camera is pointing, an advantage over camera mounting the mic. Furthermore, having the mic mounted off the camera prevents it from picking up motor noise from the lens focusing.

    In addition, the grip features standard 3/8" threads on both ends. This allows you to attach your shotgun mic (with shockmount) to one end of the grip and mount the other end to a boom pole. This gives you the flexibility of being able to quickly detach the pistol grip and the attached shotgun mic from the boom, an option that can come in handy for entering areas that are too small for a boom pole.

    UPC: 847628562738
  • Auray ABP-47B Aluminum Telescoping Boom Pole with Integrated XLR Cable (7')

    The ABP-47B Aluminum Telescoping Boom Pole with Integrated XLR Cable from Auray is designed to accommodate Electronic News Gathering (ENG), Electronic Field Production (EFP), documentary, and other field recording applications. Adjustable from 2 to 7', it allows you to place a microphone in close proximity to the subject, while remaining at a distance and out of the frame.

    Auray ABP poles are manufactured with sturdy lightweight aluminum ensuring portability and reliability. Ergonomic twist locks along with anti-twist alignment make length adjustment effortless, and smooth telescoping is assured even in the most challenging conditions in the field.

    The high-quality coiled cable features an XLR connector and an XLR insert connector that provide secure connections and excellent signal transfer. This cable also features a unique strain relief system that absorbs tension, secures the cable, and protects the cable from damage at the edge of the tip exit.

    Coiled XLR Cable
    The integrated coiled XLR cable smoothly extends and retracts with the telescoping tubes
    Rean XLR Connector
    Rean XLR connector manufactured by Rean, a trademark of Neutrik
    Versatile
    The ABP boom poles are Ideal for distance microphone placement during ENG and EFP recording projects
    Sturdy and Lightweight
    Each boom pole is manufactured with sturdy lightweight aluminum for portability and reliability
    Smooth Telescoping
    The ABP boom pole allows for smooth telescoping for easy expansion and length adjustment even in extreme conditions during road use
    Twist Locks
    The ergonomic twist locks are comfortable to grip and facilitate fast and effortless length adjustment
    Removable Tip
    Custom removable tip and drop-through design for replacing the coiled XLR cable fast and easy, without the need of any special tools
    UPC: 847628571242
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black

    The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

    Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

    95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
    Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
    24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
    Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
    All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
    Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
    Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
    UPC: 847628558298
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black

    The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

    Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

    95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
    Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
    24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
    Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
    All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
    Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
    Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
    UPC: 847628558229
  • Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie

    The Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie is a case designed to hold up to a 34" closed boompole with shotgun microphone, softie, and shock mount. Its interior end cap is strengthened to protect the bag from punctures. It features a zipper closure with protective interior lining to prevent snags and scratches. The bag is built with an interior pocket for accessories that opens or closes with hook and loop fasteners. An adjustable shoulder strap is included with a nametag holder.

    UPC: 847628562790
  • Auray WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (18cm)

    The Auray WSS Series Professional Windshields deliver superior 360° wind protection with acoustic transparency. They are engineered for dramatic reduction of unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with very little high frequency loss, for exceptionally accurate recordings.

    This WSS-2018 Professional Windshield has an inside depth of 18cm and is designed for use with many shotgun microphones. It features a specially manufactured open-cell foam matrix surrounded by a layer of 25mm-thick simulated rabbit fur. This diffusion technology lowers wind velocity in a controlled air space around the microphone, thereby reducing wind noise without muffling the sound. It also features an airtight tapered rubber base that seals out wind from the rear of the microphone, greatly improving isolation and rear wind protection.

    When used on a shotgun microphone, this slip-on windshield is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in light breeze to strong breeze conditions (4-25 mph) and users can generally expect a 24dB to 40dB reduction in wind noise with negligible dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, the negligible high frequency dampening is a worthwhile exchange for the dramatic wind noise reduction.

    In addition to superior 360° wind protection, the WSS-2018 helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone. The windscreen is designed to fit microphones from Rode, Sennheiser, Sanken, Sony and others.

    The WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones is an advanced solution for outstanding wind protection with acoustic transparency.

    Fits these and other similar sized microphones:
    AKG C 568 EB, CK 68 ULS C460B Red
    Azden SG(M)-1X
    BeyerDynamic MC 716, 726, 736, 836, MCE 86 II, 87vs
    ClockAudio C850E
    DPA 4017
    JVC DY-70U
    Røde NTG-3
    Sanken CS 3
    Sennheiser ME 66 K6, ME 80 K3U, MKH 416, 418
    Sony ECM 670, 678, 680S
    UPC: 847628552685
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Specifications
  • Sennheiser ME66 - Short Shotgun Mic Capsule
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Supercardioid
    Frequency Response 40 Hz - 20 kHz, (+/- 2.5 dB)
    Dynamic Range (Typical) 115 dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 84 dB
    Maximum Input Sound Level 125 dB, (@ 1 kHz, THD = 1%)
    Power Requirements Supplied by K6 or K6P Power Modules (Optional)
    Output Impedance 200 Ohms (with K6)
    Output Connectors Attaches (Screws-On) to the K6, or K6P Powering Module
    Pad None
    Low Frequency Roll-Off None on Capsule, Bass Roll-Off filter is Found on K6, or K6P Power Modules
    Applications Field recording, interviews, film, video and broadcast production.
    Dimensions 8.7 x .885" (221 x 22.5mm) LxDiameter
    Weight 2.32 oz. (65 g)
  • Sennheiser K6 Microphone System Powering Module
    Gain 0 dB
    Impedance Minimum terminating: 1,000Ω
    Nominal: 200Ω
    Frequency Response 30 to 20,000 Hz (-1 dB)
    Low Frequency Roll-Off On/off switchable
    -10 dB @ 100 Hz / -20 dB @ 50 Hz
    Output Voltage 2V
    Phantom Power Requirements 12 to 48V (±4V)
    Current Consumption 2.2 mA
    Battery Requirements 1 x AA battery
    Battery Life 150 hours maximum
    Dimensions (Diam. x L) 0.9 x 3.7" (22 x 94 mm)
    Weight ≈1.6 oz (45 g)
  • Varta High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack)
    Chemistry Alkaline Manganese
    Size AA
    Type IEC-LR6 / E91 designation
    Rechargeable No
    Output Voltage 1.5 V
    Storage Life 10 years
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.75 x 3.1 x 0.65"
  • Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.7 x 3.2 x 2.6"
  • Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 2.8 x 1.7"
  • Auray ABP-47B Aluminum Telescoping Boom Pole with Integrated XLR Cable (7')
    Sections 4
    Minimum Length 2.3' (0.7 m)
    Maximum Length 7.3' (2.2 m)
    Weight 1.45 lb. (0.66 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.0 x 2.8 x 1.5"
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black
    Cable Type 3-Pin XLR balanced microphone cable
    Length 20' (6.1 m)
    Shielding 95% Dual-Spiral Shielding
    Gauge 24 AWG
    Contacts Silver
    Connector 1 XLR Male
    Connector 2 XLR Angled Female
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 3.2 x 2.6"
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black
    Cable Type 3-Pin XLR balanced microphone cable
    Length 1.5' (0.45 m)
    Shielding 95% Dual-Spiral Shielding
    Gauge 24 AWG
    Contacts Silver
    Connector 1 XLR Male
    Connector 2 XLR Angled Female
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.8 x 3.1 x 0.9"
  • Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie
    Material Neoprene
    Type of Closure Zipper with protective lining
    Dimensions (LxWxD) 39.0 x 6.0 x 2.0" (100.0 x 15.5 x 5.5 cm)
    Weight 15 oz (454 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.0 x 7.8 x 1.0"
  • Auray WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (18cm)
    Inside Depth 7.1" (18 cm)
    Inside Diameter .75 - .9" (19 - 23 mm)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.6 x 4.2 x 3.3"
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