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Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone and Rycote Blimp Windshield Kit

BH #SEMKH416P48B (B&H Kit)
Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone and Rycote Blimp Windshield Kit
Key Features
  • For Broadcast TV, Film & Radio
  • MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun
  • Rycote Suspension & Cable System
  • Rycote Windshield & Windjammer
Ideal for boompole-mounted 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 a Rycote blimp-style modular windshield—complete with a suspension and cabling system and a windjammer—to create a professional-quality mic setup with effective protection from shock, vibration, and extreme wind noise.

Sennheiser MKH 416 Overview

Ideal for boompole-mounted 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 a Rycote blimp-style modular windshield—complete with a suspension and cabling system and a windjammer—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 Windshield Kit for Sennheiser MKH 416 and Select Shotgun Microphones

This Windshield Kit from Rycote is intended for use with the Sennheiser MKH416 and other select shotgun microphones. It can be used with a Schoeps CMIT5U or a Rode NTG3 shotgun microphone and is a complete modular windshield system including a suspension mount, a windjammer, a windshield, cables, and other essentials. This kit is a suitable solution for anyone who does not already own a suspension mount or windjammer.

Compatible Microphones
The Windshield Kit 416, optimized for the Sennheiser MKH416, is also fully compatible with other top shotgun microphones, such as the Schoeps CMIT 5U, DPA 4017B, Sanken CS-3e and CS-2, Neumann KMR 81i, and Rode NTG3
Fits Like a Glove
The 14.5" basket of the Windshield Kit 416 perfectly ensconces the Sennheiser MKH416 and other compatible shotgun microphones, as does the included shockmount
Lyre Microphone Isolation
A Lyre suspension system isolates the microphone in conjunction with the included captive cable, minimizing handling noise
RF-Shielded XLR
This kit includes the Rycote 90° Shortie XLR inside the basket, which sports a built-in RF Shield to aid in facilitating clean audio capture from condenser microphones in dirty RF environments
Included Windjammer
The included Windjammer facilitates wind attenuation while preserving transparent audio transmission
Boom Adapter and XLR Holder
An included adapter attaches to boompoles via an industry-standard female 3/8" UNC brass thread attachment, while an offset Cyclone Series XLR holder sits outside the shield to hold the tail of the XLR cable firmly in place
UPC: 719821451204

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°
Impedance
25 Ohms
Load Impedance
800 Ohms
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
Construction Material
Metal
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"

Rycote Windshield Kit for Sennheiser MKH 416 and Select Shotgun Microphones Specs

Quantity
1
Compatible Microphone Models
Sennheiser: MKH 416
Color
Black / Gray
Material
Faux Fur
Outer Diameter
4.5" / 11.4 cm
Length
14.5" / 36.8 cm
Weight
13.4 oz / 380 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.1 x 8.1 x 4.4"

Sennheiser MKH 416 Reviews

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My use case is I'm planning to have this as a ...

My use case is I'm planning to have this as a boom and the talent may walk 2-3 feet around. (training - in front of a screen). The mic will be positioned overhead : How will the performance be impacted as a result? Is this still the mic for such a task?
Asked by: Sriram
Great mic . . . designed to be "pointed at the audio source." if you have a boom operator - should be great. The alternative to this may be a lapel mic - like a Tram - for recording.
Answered by: Gary
Date published: 2020-10-14

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
Date published: 2020-07-11

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

Can I use this with a dbx 286s Microphone Preamp?
Asked by: Jaime J
yes
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-12-17

Is this microphone acceptable by film/tv industry ...

Is this microphone acceptable by film/tv industry standards to be used indoors without on location sound treatment?
Asked by: Nick
I wouldn't -- it hears *EVERYTHING*. I've found that it really needs some sound treatment -- ended up using an Audix hypercardiod, but even that is finicky to get right with "wiggly" talent. (and even that could stand just a bit of treatment in a boomy room) iZotope's plugin can get you out of the woods on that.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-05

How can I clean it when the sponge particles are ...

How can I clean it when the sponge particles are sticking to the mic?
Asked by: Yifan
First of all the last thing you should be using to clean any condenser mic is any liquid and a sponge. You have a 416 a great mic don't ruin it. One of the recommended ways of of cleaning the ports and capsule mesh. Is to get a dry very soft tooth brush. Turn the mic upside down and gently start at the bottom and use the tooth brush to gently rub over the ports and work your way to the top.I find a natural soft Boar bristle tooth brush to be softer than your run of the mill plastic models.There is also a product called Microphome which seems to be garnering approval with the industry.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-04-14

Will this work with the BMPCC4K?

Will this work with the BMPCC4K?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it will work with an added adapter such as the The Beachtek Item#BEDXAMICROP or similar products that provide Phantom power to the Microphone.
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-03-13

This comes also with its black foam?

This comes also with its black foam?
Asked by: Mirella
Yes, it has a black foam cover and a threaded mic mount from Sennheiser, that all stores in a plastic padded case.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-07-11

question

Will this microphone fit on a Rode blimp ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it will. This Rode blimp RYWKNTG will work with the Sennheiser MKH 416.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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