Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone & Rycote Super-Shield Kit

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Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone & Rycote Super-Shield Kit
Key Features
  • For Broadcast TV, Film & Radio
  • MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun
  • Rycote Windshield & Windjammer
  • Rycote Suspension, Pistol Grip & XLR
Ideal for boompole-mounted or handheld operation in outdoor film/TV production, broadcast, and sound design applications, this B&H Kit combines the Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone with the Rycote Super-Shield—a windshield system complete with a pistol grip, suspension, windjammer, and short XLR cable—to create a professional-quality mic setup with effective protection from shock, vibration, and extreme wind noise.
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Sennheiser MKH 416-P48 Overview

Ideal for boompole-mounted or handheld operation in outdoor film/TV production, broadcast, and sound design applications, this B&H Kit combines the Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone with the Rycote Super-Shield—a windshield system complete with a pistol grip, suspension, windjammer, and short XLR cable—to create a professional-quality mic setup with effective protection from shock, vibration, and extreme wind noise.

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

Rycote Super-Shield Kit for Shotgun Mics (Medium)

The medium Super-Shield Kit for Shotgun Mics from Rycote is a complete windshield and shock mounting system for shotgun microphones 20-25cm in length. The kit contains the Super-Shield Suspension which provides your microphone isolation from shocks and vibrations, the Super-Shield Windshield which provides wind-noise reduction with minimal high-frequency loss, and the Windjammer, a high-quality synthetic fur cover which provides protection against extreme wind noise.

The Super-Shield Suspension features patented Lyre technology, which provides your microphone isolation from shocks and vibrations without the use of rubbers or elastic. The chassis fits microphones 19mm (3/4") to 25mm (1") in diameter, using two snap-in, pinch-release Lyre suspensions that can be used in any of six positions to achieve the optimal balance and fit. The suspension comes with an 18" (450mm) high flexibility microphone cable.

Made up of two lightweight, durable baskets made from flexible grey plastic netting with a screening material attached, the Super-Shield Windshield connects to the Super-Shield Suspension. The windshield completely surrounds and creates a still volume of air around the microphone, which is designed to provide wind-noise reduction, with minimal high-frequency loss.

The Super-Shield Windjammer is a synthetic fur cover which provides another layer of protection to be used to combat extreme wind noise. Like the Super-Shield Windshield, it is designed to protect from wind without substantial high-frequency loss.

Fits these and similar sized mics:

  • Audio-Technica AT 4073a (BP4073)
  • DPA 4017
  • Neumann KMR 81i
  • Neumann KMR-81D
  • RODE NTG-1
  • RODE NTG-3
  • RODE NTG4
  • Sanken CS 2
  • Schoeps CMIT 5U
  • Sennheiser MKH 416
  • Shure VP82
  • Shure VP89S
  • Sony ECM 670
  • Sony ECM 678

Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternLobar, Supercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection3 dB at 60°
20 dB at 120°
15 dB at 180°
Impedance25 Ohms
Load Impedance800 Ohms
Sensitivity-32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level13 dB A-Weighted
24 dB CCIR
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption2 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingShockmount (Included)
Included CaseSoft Case
Construction MaterialMetal
Storage Temperature14 to 102°F / -10 to 70°C
Dimensionsø: 0.75 x L: 9.84" / ø: 19 x L: 249.94 mm
Weight6.17 oz / 175 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.95 x 5.35 x 2.75"

Rycote Super-Shield Kit for Shotgun Mics (Medium) Specs

Physical
Compatible Mic Diameter0.748 to 0.98" / 19 to 25 mm
Outer Diameter3.9" / 100 mm
Length15.75" / 400 mm
Weight23.35 oz / 662 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.1 x 8.3 x 4.5"
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This comes also with its black foam?

This comes also with its black foam?
Asked by: Mirella
Yes the MKH 416 comes with a foam windscreen for indoor use.
Answered by: leticia
Date published: 2021-03-04

can it be connected directly to the Canon 5D Mark ...

can it be connected directly to the Canon 5D Mark IV?
Asked by: Jorge
It has the standard XLR connection. Not familiar with the Mark IV, but you may need an adapter. Great product nonetheless. Used it in heavy wind and voice come through perfectly.
Answered by: Theodore
Date published: 2021-06-01
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