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Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone and Rycote Super-Blimp Windshield Kit

BH #SEMKE600SBK (B&H Kit)
Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone and Rycote Super-Blimp Windshield Kit
Key Features
  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
  • Super-Blimp Windshield and Windjammer
  • AA Battery or Phantom Powered
Ideal for boompole-mounted operation in film/TV production, broadcast, and sound design applications, this B&H Kit combines the Sennheiser MKE 600 battery-/phantom-powered shotgun microphone with a Rycote Super-Blimp NTG windshield—complete with a short RF-shielded XLR and a windjammer—to create a professional-quality mic setup with effective protection from shock, vibration, and extreme wind noise.
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Sennheiser MKE 600 Overview

Ideal for boompole-mounted operation in film/TV production, broadcast, and sound design applications, this B&H Kit combines the Sennheiser MKE 600 battery-/phantom-powered shotgun microphone with a Rycote Super-Blimp NTG windshield—complete with a short RF-shielded XLR and a windjammer—to create a professional-quality mic setup with effective protection from shock, vibration, and extreme wind noise.

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

Upgrade the audio quality in your video productions by switching from the built-in mic on your camera to the Sennheiser MKE 600 battery- or phantom-powered shotgun microphone. Its focused directional characteristics and resistance to structure-borne noise offer sonic results well suited to a variety of production scenarios from independent films and web series to nature shows and documentaries.

The MKE 600's high sensitivity and low-noise circuitry unlock improved sound quality without extreme gain on noisy camera preamps. With a natural roll-off at 40 Hz and a selectable low-cut filter at 100 Hz, the MKE 600 can deliver clear intelligibility while attenuating low-frequency noise such as rumble. Plus, its frequency response incorporates a gentle rise in treble to enhance speech clarity.

The lightweight and durable metal housing ensures reliable toughness without weighing down your rig. The included shoe shockmount accommodates mounting the MKE 600 to a camera or tripod. Connect the mic's XLR output to an XLR-equipped mic preamp or use the supplied adapter cable to plug it into the 3.5mm mic input on a camera.

Quality Sound

The 10" long MKE 600 uses an interference tube and a supercardioid/lobar polar pattern to provide pronounced directivity on-axis along with significant attenuation of sound entering at the sides and rear, making the MKE 600 far more effective at capturing distant sources than the omnidirectional mics found in most cameras.

Bass Roll-Off

The MKE 600 naturally reduces sub-bass frequencies below 40 Hz to prevent unnatural bass buildup. Activate the switchable low-cut filter at 100 Hz to roll off more low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic.

Battery or Phantom Powered

Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 48 VDC phantom powering, the MKE 600 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.

When using devices that don't offer phantom power, the MKE 600 may be powered for up to 150 hours by a single AA battery (included). Approximately 8 hours of operating time remain once the low-battery indicator lights up red. Use the on/off switch to prevent unnecessary battery drain.

Ideal for Camera, Tripod, or Boompole Mounting

The MKE 600 includes a shoe shockmount for easy placement on your camera or a tripod. To mount the MKE 600 on a boompole or mic stand, use the Rycote InVision INV-HG mkIII shockmount (available separately), which will also impede the transfer of vibrations between your boompole/stand and the mic.

XLR to 3.5mm TRS Adapter Cable for Cameras

Included with a MKE 600 is a short coiled adapter cable—XLR female to 3.5mm TRS male—that lets you connect the mic directly into a mini-jack mic input on a camera.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The MKE 600 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners by up to 25 dB. Enhanced attenuation of wind noise is possible with the addition of an optional windshield such as the Rycote 15cm Super-Softie, which also provides high immunity to rain.

For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider a complete windjammer, windshield, and shockmount suspension system such as the Rycote Super-Blimp NTG or the large Rycote Super-Shield Kit (both available separately).
UPC: 615104223493

Rycote Super-Blimp Kit for Rode NTG & Shotgun Mics (11" Length, 0.7-0.9" Diameter)

The Super-Blimp Kit from Rycote is a complete windshield and shockmount system for the Rode NTG series and similar shotgun microphones. The kit provides patented Lyre Technology and a broadcast industry basket to protect against shocks, vibrations, and wind noise—all with acoustic transparency. A Windjammer, designed to slip over the basket, protects against extreme wind noise.

A Rycote 90° Shortie XLR connector is situated inside the basket, complete with an integral RF shield to protect against the kind of dirty audio attributed to radio interference. Furthermore, a boom adapter is included with the unit. Releasing the microphone from the basket is easy, thanks to its quick release pods.

Compatible Shotgun Microphones

  • Rode NTG1, NTG2, NTG3, NTG4, NTG4+
  • DPA 4017B
  • Sanken CS-2
  • Sennheiser MKE600, MKH416

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsAudio for Video, Location Sound
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesSpeech/Voice Over
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternLobar, Supercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass Filter100 Hz
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
Indicators1 x Red Single LED (Battery)
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter, On/Off
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL132 dB SPL (Phantom Power)
126 dB SPL (Battery Power)
Off-Axis Rejection5 dB at 60°
>15 dB at 120°
>10 dB at 180°
Sensitivity21 mV/Pa (Phantom Power)
19 mV/Pa (Battery Power)
Equivalent Noise Level15 dB A-Weighted (Phantom Power)
16 dB A-Weighted (Battery Power)
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Detachable Cable)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption4.4 mA (Phantom Power)
Battery Type1 x AA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life150 Hours
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount (with Included Hardware)
Included CaseSoft Case
Included FiltersNone
Construction MaterialMetal
Operating Temperature14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C
Dimensionsø: 0.79 x L: 10.08" / ø: 20 x L: 256 mm
Weight4.52 oz / 128 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.005 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.6 x 5.6 x 3.45"

Rycote Super-Blimp Kit for Rode NTG & Shotgun Mics (11" Length, 0.7-0.9" Diameter) Specs

Dimensions4 x 16" / 10.2 x 40.7 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.1 x 8.1 x 4.5"
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