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Sennheiser MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Single Microphone)

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Sennheiser MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Single Microphone)

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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid Pattern
  • Modular Design
  • Ideal for General Recordings
  • Includes Capsule and XLR Module

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The MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone from Sennheiser is a professional low-profile condenser microphone for capturing vocals, instruments and ambiance in recording and sound reinforcement applications. The modular design consists of the MKHC-8040 cardioid capsule and the MZX-8000 XLR module output stage.

The cardioid capsule minimizes feedback and off-axis audio. The symmetrical transducer with two back-plates yields extremely low distortion. The wide frequency response provides exceptional detail and transparency. With its pristine audio quality and compact design the MKH-8040 is great for many applications.

Cardioid Pickup
The cardioid polar pattern yields a generous pickup area while minimizing off-axis noise and feedback.
Modular Design
The modular design consists of the MKHC-8040 cardioid capsule and the MZX-8000 XLR module output stage.
Symmetrical Transducer
The capsule features a symmetrical transducer with two back-plates resulting in extremely low distortion.
Wide Frequency Response
A wide frequency response of 30Hz to 50kHz ensures accurate reproduction of instruments, ambiance, vocals, etc.
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Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 35 Hz to 50 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level 13 dB A-Weighted
22 dB CCIR
Maximum SPL 142 dB SPL
Impedance 25 ohms
Load Impedance 1000 ohms
Free-Field Sensitivity 20 mV/PA
Power Requirements 48 V+/- 4 V
Output Connectors 3-Pin XLR
Operating Temperature 14.00 to 140.00°F (-10 to 60°C)
Operating Current Consumption 3.3mA
General
Length 2.95" (75 mm)
Diameter 0.75" (19 mm)
Weight 1.94 oz (55 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 7.0 x 3.5"
Sennheiser MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Single Microphone)
  • MKH 8040 Microphone Head
  • MZX 8000 XLR Module for MKH-8000 Capsules
  • MZQ-8000 Standard Microphone Clip for MKH-8000 Microphones
  • MZW-8000 Windscreen for MKH8000 Series Microphones
  • Aluminum Transport Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Cables

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    Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

    Kopul - Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
    • You Pay: $16.99
     

    Wind Protection

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    Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

    Sennheiser - MZW-8000 Windscreen for MKH8000 Series Microphones
    • You Pay: $9.95
     
    Auray - WHF-2040 Foam Windscreen For 3/4" Diameter Microphones
    • You Pay: $5.50
     

    Pop Filters

    The Hook Studios - Octo-842S Front Address Pop Filter for Small Diameter Microphones
    • You Pay: $39.00
     

    Shock Mounts

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    Stabilize and isolate your mic from vibrations with a shockmount.

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    Microphone Clips

    Mount your mic on a stand with a Microphone Clip.

    Sennheiser - MZQ-8001 Remote Microphone Mini Clip for MKH-8000 Microphones
    • You Pay: $59.95
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    This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
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    Mounting

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    Mount your device with the appropriate hardware.

    Sennheiser - MZH-8000 Ceiling Mount for MKH-8000 Series Capsules
    • You Pay: $99.95
    Special Order ?
    This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 2-4 weeks (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
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    International Orders
    For international orders, credit cards will be charged at the time you place your order.
     

    Stands & Support

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    Mount your microphone on a stand.

    Auray - MS-5130 Round Base Microphone Stand
    • You Pay: $19.50
     

    Additional Hardware

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    Additional Hardware extends the flexibility of your system.

    Sennheiser - MZF 8000 Filter Module for MKH 8000 Series
    • You Pay: $479.95
     
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