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Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone Deluxe Location Recording Kit

BH #SEMKH416P48K (B&H Kit)
Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone Deluxe Location Recording Kit
Key Features
  • MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun
  • Shoe/Pole Shockmount & Rycote Windshield
  • Cabled Graphite Boompole & Pistol Grip
  • Long & Short XLR Cables, Boompole Bag
Designed as a complete microphone setup for location recording in film work, broadcasting, electronic news gathering (ENG), and field production applications, this B&H Kit eliminates the guesswork in configuring a shotgun microphone system that delivers pristine quality and low noise for a variety of indoor and outdoor environments.

Sennheiser MKH-416 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone
  • 3Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
  • 4Rycote 18cm Super-Softie Wind Shield for Shotgun Mics (Standard Hole)
  • 5K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole with Internal Coiled XLR Cable
  • 6Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20', Black)
  • 7Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', Black)
  • 8Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie
  • 9Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip

Designed as a complete microphone setup for location recording in film work, broadcasting, electronic news gathering (ENG), and field production applications, this B&H Kit eliminates the guesswork in configuring a shotgun microphone system that delivers pristine quality and low noise for a variety of indoor and outdoor environments.

It features the Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone, a Rycote Super-Softie windshield, a universal shoe/pole shockmount, a pistol grip, a cabled graphite boompole, a boompole bag, and short and long right-angled XLR cables to provide you with everything necessary for capturing audio for video, film, and sound design applications.

Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone

Achieve superb audio capture in demanding conditions for your next professional film, TV, or location recording with the Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone. Mix-ready sound quality is provided by its sharp directivity, low noise, and strong output. Plus, there are no controls to worry about; the MKH 416-P48U3 delivers the reliability you need for high-pressure gigs.

The microphone exhibits a hypercardioid polar pattern at low to midrange frequencies and transitions to a lobar pattern in high frequencies, allowing it to attenuate 125 Hz to 2 kHz by approximately 10 dB at the 90° off-axis points. Your dialogue, foley, and sound effects can be recorded with full dynamics and clarity, thanks to the MKH 416-P48U3's wide frequency response, enhanced consonant articulation, and high SPL handling.

Performs in Adverse Environmental Conditions
When your work takes you outdoors, you're bound to encounter humidity and condensation, which can cause many mics to fail. The MKH 416-P48U3's RF condenser design makes it highly immune to moisture, allowing you to reliably capture high-quality audio in normal and adverse environmental conditions.
Professional Sound Quality
The MKH 416-P48U3 was engineered with the experienced professional in mind. Its 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response incorporates a gentle rise from 5 to 15 kHz to increase intelligibility, and a natural bass roll-off to mitigate rumble. Its low self-noise of 13 dBA and high sensitivity of -32 dB enable studio-worthy signal purity without requiring noise reduction and gain boosting in postproduction.
Phantom Powered
The MKH 416-P48U3 boasts a transformerless and fully floating balanced output for optimal signal integrity. Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 44 to 52 VDC phantom power, the MKH 416-P48U3 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters, as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras.
Ideal for Boompole Mounting
The MKH 416-P48U3's metal body features a matte black finish to prevent distracting visual reflections. Mount the MKH 416-P48U3 directly on a stand or boompole using the supplied MZQ 100 clip. Alternatively, place the MKH 416-P48U3 in the separately available Sennheiser MZS 20-1 combination shockmount, pistol grip, and stand adapter to prevent the transfer of vibrations to the microphone.
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
The MKH 416-P48U3 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the Sennheiser MZH 60-1 furry windshield (available separately).
UPC: 615104015111
Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount 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 handgrips.

UPC: 847628562776
Rycote 18cm Super-Softie Wind Shield for Shotgun Mics (Standard Hole)

The standard hole Rycote 18cm Super-Softie Wind Shield for Shotgun Mics features an aerodynamic shape and surface structure made from the company's 3D-Tex material, which allows for attenuation of wind noise with acoustic transparency. It is ideal for a variety of sound recording applications including video, ENG and more.

The 18cm Super-Softie has no rigid internal structure, thus it causes virtually no polar pattern distortion. It's robust design has been engineered for use in challenging environments, and if it becomes rain-soaked, it can be squeezed out and shaken dry quickly. Also, if it becomes coated with dust it can be rinsed quickly without affecting its performance.

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UPC: 719821453741
K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole with Internal Coiled XLR Cable

The K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole provides a moderately priced, lightweight boompole solution for ENG, EFP, and other field recording applications. Its sturdy graphite design is tough enough to endure the rigors of road use while remaining lightweight and travel worthy. This pole features an internally coiled cable and an XLR connection at the base of the pole. A total of 5 sections telescope between 2.2 to 8.8', and will easily store in any standard equipment case. The captive-collet coupling system locks each section in place for even further reliability.

Designed to fit in any standard equipment case for ENG, EFP, and DV location production work
The KEG-100CC features a bottom-mounted, 3-pin XLR connection at the base
Jam-resistant collar coupling
Unique pole-top design with cable retention slots and replaceable stainless steel mounting stud
UPC: 791090331876
Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20', 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 Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', 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 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

Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid / Lobar
On-Board Controls
No
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
130 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Audio for Video, Location Sound, Field Recording
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Room Ambiance
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid / Lobar
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Tube
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
No
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
130 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection
3 dB at 60°
20 dB at 120°
15 dB at 180°
Sensitivity
-32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level
13 dB A-Weighted
24 dB CCIR
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
48 V
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Environmental Protection
No
Dimensions
ø: 0.75 x L: 9.84" / ø: 19 x L: 249.94 mm
Weight
6.17 oz / 175 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.95 x 5.35 x 2.75"

Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.8 x 3.4 x 2.6"

Rycote 18cm Super-Softie Wind Shield for Shotgun Mics (Standard Hole) Specs

Physical
Quantity
1
Compatible Mic Diameter
0.748 to 0.87" / 19 to 22 mm
Inner Depth
7" / 17.8 cm
Color
Black
Outer Diameter
2.8 to 3.9" / 70 to 100 mm
Length
9.5" / 240 mm
Weight
3.7 oz / 105 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.2 x 4.4 x 4.4"

K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole with Internal Coiled XLR Cable Specs

Sections
5
Minimum Length
2.2 to 8.8' (65.8 to 267 cm)
Maximum Length
2.2 to 8.8' (65.8 to 267 cm)
Weight
1.26 lb (572 g)
Load Capacity
Not specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
32 x 3 x 2.5"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20', Black) Specs

Connector 1
1x XLR 3-Pin Male
Connector 2
1x XLR 3-Pin Female Right Angle
Contact Plating
Silver
Cable Length
20' / 6.1 m
Conductor Material
Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
Number of Conductors
2
Wire Gauge
24 AWG
Jacket Type
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Color
Black
Shielded
Yes
Insulation Type
Polyethylene
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.815 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.9 x 8.2 x 1.3"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', Black) Specs

Connector 1
1x XLR 3-Pin Male
Connector 2
1x XLR 3-Pin Female Right Angle
Contact Plating
Silver
Cable Length
1.5' / 0.45 m
Conductor Material
Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
Number of Conductors
2
Wire Gauge
24 AWG
Jacket Type
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Color
Black
Shielded
Yes
Insulation Type
Polyethylene
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.4 x 9 x 1.05"

Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie Specs

Material
Neoprene
Type of Closure
Zipper with protective lining
Dimensions
36 x 6 x 2" (91.4 x 15.5 x 5.5 cm)
Weight
15 oz (454 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.2 x 6.6 x 1.6"

Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.75 x 3.1 x 1.65"

Sennheiser MKH-416 Reviews

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question

Does this mic come with a protective case?
Asked by: Sophia K.
the Sennheiser MKH416 will ship with a foam lined protective case.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can I use this with a dbx 286s Microphone Preamp?

Can I use this with a dbx 286s Microphone Preamp?
Asked by: Jaime J
The 286s has saved many of us from editing out background noise, de-essing and compressing a signal that's too dynamic. However, my fav thing about the 416 is that you often don't have to do *anything* to it at all, even if you have a channel strip. I was used to throwing a compressor on every voiceover because even recordings on U87's need to be sweetened or shaped, but the 416 was the first mic I didn't have to do anything to in post.
Answered by: Casey
Date published: 2024-06-06

Is this a condenser mic?

Is this a condenser mic?
Asked by: Erik
Yes.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-07-16

If you're buying your Mic today would you get the ...

If you're buying your Mic today would you get the NTG3, the MKH 416 or something else?
Asked by: nick
When comparing microphones, you need to find the one that best suits your particular needs and budget. The specifications for frequency response, maximum sound pressure level, and equivalent noise level are the same for the RODE NTG3 Shotgun Microphone and the Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun Microphone. The MKH 416 is slightly more sensitive at -32 dBV/Pa than the NTG3, which is rated at -30 dBV/Pa. The NTG3 has a supercardioid pickup pattern, and the MKH 416 has a supercardioid pickup pattern in the low to midrange frequencies and transitions to a lobar pickup pattern in the high frequencies. The specs for off-axis rejection differ a bit, with the NTG3 rated at 8 dB at 60°, 18 dB at 120°, and 17 dB at 180°, and the MKH 416 rated at 3 dB at 60°, 20 dB at 120°, and 15 dB at 180°. There are also differences in the warranties, with Sennheiser offering a two-year warranty and RODE offering a one-year warranty with an extension to 10 years with registration on RODE's website. Both mics are moisture-resistant, which makes them well-suited for outdoor use, and both mics are also popular choices for film and TV applications. As price can also be a factor for consideration, the MKH 416 is notably more expensive. To make a purchasing decision, the best thing to do is to listen to both mics side by side, as well as any other mics that may be of interest. If you are unable to perform your own hands-on testing with a camera or recorder, a good alternative is to look for side-by-side comparisons posted on YouTube or user forums where others have documented their experience while performing these types of tests. Although it’s not the same as being able to test them yourself, it can help provide more insight on the capabilities of different models and how they compare to each other. B&H offers a 30-day policy for returns, which gives you the option of ordering different microphones so you can test them on your own and decide what works best for your applications. You can then send back the items that you don’t wish to keep for a refund. Just be sure to save all of the original manufacturer’s packaging and literature, and don’t register the warranty until you are certain that you want to keep the item. Please feel free to contact us by phone or through live chat on the website if you have additional questions or if you would like further assistance, and we will be happy to help.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-06-03

question

Can I use this with a Canon 7D?
Asked by: Anonymous
This microphone needs phantom power and connects through xlr connections, which the 7D does not have and no DSLR that I know of has it either. You can use a separate phantom power transmitter that connects directly to the microphone in order to use in a situation where your camera does not send phantom power. The best way to use pro audio with consumer video products like DSLRs is to get a digital recorder with phantom power and xlr inputs, like the H4N recorder.
Answered by: Ledion I.
Date published: 2021-01-20

question

does anyone know where I can get just theIncludes interchangeable mike clips for MKH-416/MKH-816, or MKH-20 through MKH-70?
Asked by: kiki z.
The mic clip that is included with the MKH 416 is the MZQ100 (B&H # SEMZQ100). The clip for MKH series mic such as the MKH 20/30/40/50 is the MZQ40 (B&H # SEMZQ40). The compatible Sennheiser shockmount is the MZS40 (B&H # SEMZS40). Rycote's INV-7 InVision shockmount (B&H # RYINV7) is also designed for use with Sennheiser MKH mics.
Answered by: Lisa S.
Date published: 2021-07-07

What is the best xlr cable for using this on the ...

What is the best xlr cable for using this on the Sony FX3?
Asked by: troy
The Sony FX3 does not come with an XLR input, so you would need an XLR audio handle or adapter. Assuming this is already taken care of, you can use any 3-pin XLR cable with the Sennheiser MKH416. A right-angle cable such as BH #KOM3001.5R would minimize the footprint of your rig, and a low-profile cable such as BH #CACTLPXR10BL would minimize it further.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2023-06-01

is the moisture resistant on a different version? ...

is the moisture resistant on a different version? or is this also labeled as moisture resistant
Asked by: Jordan
The microphone has a high immunity to humidity and moisture, which makes it suitable for outdoor and indoor projects.
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2020-07-11
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