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Sennheiser MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone Kit with Boompole, Shockmount, Windscreen

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Sennheiser MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone Kit with Boompole, Shockmount, Windscreen
Key Features
  • For Interviews, Film, Videos
  • MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone
  • Auray BP-47A Aluminum Boompole (7.5')
  • Auray Universal Shockmount
This value kit from B&H combines a Sennheiser MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone with an Auray DUSM-1 universal shockmount and an Auray BP-47A aluminum boompole (7.5')—with its own Neoprene carry bag. Two Kopul XLR cable are included—10 and 1.5'. There is also a Rycote Classic Softie windscreen for outdoors shoots. The MKH 50 microphone deliver a clear, crisp directional sound with enhanced low end, ideal for professional-sounding interviews, films, YouTube videos, and more.
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Sennheiser MKH 50 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone
  • 3Auray BP-47A Aluminum Boompole with Internal Coiled Cable and Bottom Exit (7.5')
  • 4Rycote Classic Softie Wind-Screen (1.9" Long, 0.9" Diameter Hole, Grey)
  • 5Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10', Black)
  • 6Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', Black)
  • 7Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
  • 8Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie

This value kit from B&H combines a Sennheiser MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone with an Auray DUSM-1 universal shockmount and an Auray BP-47A aluminum boompole (7.5')—with its own Neoprene carry bag. Two Kopul XLR cable are included—10 and 1.5'. There is also a Rycote Classic Softie windscreen for outdoors shoots. The MKH 50 microphone deliver a clear, crisp directional sound with enhanced low end, ideal for professional-sounding interviews, films, YouTube videos, and more.

Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone

The MKH 50 P48 Microphone from Sennheiser is a high quality, professional condenser microphone specifically designed for spot capturing in recording and sound reinforcement applications. The MKH 50 offers exceptional attenuation at the lateral sections of the capsule, for a focused pick up without off-axis noise. Its wide frequency response and high sensitivity result in pristine audio fidelity, no matter the source. It also has a low-frequency roll-off switch to minimize rumble/noise, and a pre-attenuation switch in case you'll mount the microphone near to high transients. The MKH 50 requires +48V phantom power, and is more than suitable for capturing vocals or instruments.

A pressure-gradient condenser mic specifically created for spot recording
Supercardioid polar pattern to provide focused capture and extreme off-axis rejection
Low-frequency roll-off switch to minimize rumble and noise
Switchable pre-attenuation provides an additional 10 dB of headroom to prevent distortion from close-proximity transient signals
Uses +48V phantom power
UPC: 615104031098
Auray BP-47A Aluminum Boompole with Internal Coiled Cable and Bottom Exit (7.5')
The Auray BP-47A is a 4-section, aluminum boompole that combines an anti-twist tube design with ergonomic twist locks to offer smooth telescoping and hassle-free, one-handed operation—great for adjusting the length quickly, on the fly when filming documentary, ENG, or reality-style videos. The boompole has a collapsed length of 2.5', an extended length of 7.5', and weighs only 1.6 lb. The sections are made of lightweight aluminum tubes designed for portability and durability.

An internal, coiled cable with a side-exit XLR connector makes it easy to extend or retract the boompole while streamlining your setup with fewer cables to carry. The custom, removable head tip and drop-through design allow for cable reconfiguration without any soldering required. High-quality Rean and Neutrik connectors are used for reliable signal transfer and uncompromised performance, even in challenging environments.

Durable Aluminum Construction

  • The durable anodized aluminum construction can handle the bumps and impacts of demanding travel and location shoots in all kinds of weather.

Solid Grip and Smooth Telescoping

  • The ergonomic twist locks are covered with rubber grips that are easy on your hands and comfortable to operate, making length adjustment smooth and effortless. Improved shims ensure a firm and secure hold until you loosen the locks.

Anti-Twist Alignment Tubing for One-Handed Operation

  • Quick length adjustment when you're recording on the go is crucial for keeping from interrupting the shoot. With an anti-twist design, adjacent tubes won't twist when you're expanding or retracting the boompole. This allows for one-handed twist lock operation and makes setup and length adjustment fast and easy.

 

Internal, Coiled Cable with Strain Relief

  • The integrated, coiled XLR cable is engineered to minimize unwanted radio frequency (RF) and electromagnetic (EM) interference that can degrade the audio signal. The coiled design allows the cable to smoothly extend and retract with the telescoping tubes.
  • The tip's strain-relief system absorbs tension, secures the cable, and protects the cable from damage at the edges of the tip exit. Additional strain relief at the bottom of the pole protects and preserves the connections between the cable and the TA3 connector.

Bottom-Exit Connector 

  • With a right-angle XLR cable plugged into the bottom-exit connector, the operator can rest the pole on its end without damaging the wiring or connector.
Removable Arrowhead Tip for Solderless Cable Replacement

  • BP Series boompoles feature a removable Arrowhead tip designed to reduce weight at the top of the pole.
  • The tip also allows easy drop-through cable insertion for quick and uncomplicated cable replacement.
  • Thanks to the solderless design, you won't need special tools to replace the XLR cable using the cable replacement kit (available separately).
High-Quality XLR Connectors 

  • The internal cable is equipped with high-quality XLR and TA3 (mini XLR) connectors manufactured by Rean. The connectors ensure flawless signal transfer and secure locking connections, preventing the cable from disconnecting, even if there's stress or an accidental tug on the cable.
  • The Neutrik bottom-exit connector is housed in its own casing and ensures a secure connection to the boompole that won't jeopardize signal flow by twisting or jiggling.

Standard 3/8"-16 Threaded Mount

  • The boompole is outfitted with a standard 3/8"-16 threaded mount to ensure compatibility with most professional shotgun mics and shockmounts.
Rycote Classic Softie Wind-Screen (1.9" Long, 0.9" Diameter Hole, Grey)

Rycote's Classic Softie provides optimum wind diffusion and noise rejection while remaining cost effective. This Classic Softie features a large hole and measures 1.96" / 5cm long, accommodating the Sennheiser MKH 20, MKH 40, and MKH 50, and BeyerDynamic MCE 72 microphones.

UPC: 719821453529
Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10', Black)

The Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10') is a studio-quality cable for connecting mics to mixers, preamps, audio interfaces, and recorders or to be used in any other application where XLR connectivity is required. The cable is engineered to be both quiet and durable, and is well suited for critical recording and broadcast situations.

Studio Elite 4000 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. A 98% braided outer shield 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.

98% braided shield 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.
Cast zinc shell and chuck style strain relief.
UPC: 847628551176
Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', Black)

The Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5') is a studio-quality cable for connecting mics to mixers, preamps, audio interfaces, and recorders or to be used in any other application where XLR connectivity is required. The cable is engineered to be both quiet and durable, and is well suited for critical recording and broadcast situations.

Studio Elite 4000 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. A 98% braided outer shield 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.

98% braided shield 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.
Cast zinc shell and chuck style strain relief.
UPC: 847628551145
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
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

Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Small Diaphragm
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
On-Board Controls
High-Pass Filter, Pad
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
134 dB SPL
142 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Live Sound, Studio Recording
Form Factor
Small Diaphragm
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
-10 dB
High-Pass Filter
30 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
High-Pass Filter, Pad
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
134 dB SPL
142 dB SPL
Impedance
150 Ohms
Load Impedance
1000 Ohms
Equivalent Noise Level
12 dB A-Weighted
21 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
Dimensions
ø: 0.98 x L: 5.91" / ø: 25 x L: 150 mm
Weight
3.88 oz / 110 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.9 x 5.3 x 2.75"

Auray BP-47A Aluminum Boompole with Internal Coiled Cable and Bottom Exit (7.5') Specs

Maximum Length
7.5' / 2.3 m
Minimum Length
2.5' / 0.8 m
Material
Aluminum
Thread Type
3/8"-16 Male
Top
Removable
Included Cabling
Coiled
Cable Exit
Bottom Connector
Output Type
XLR 3-Pin
Number of Sections
4
Adjustment Lock
Twist Lock
Weight
1.6 lb / 0.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.935 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
33.4 x 3.9 x 3.5"

Rycote Classic Softie Wind-Screen (1.9" Long, 0.9" Diameter Hole, Grey) Specs

Physical
Compatible Mic Diameter
0.945 to 0.98" / 24 to 25 mm
Inner Depth
2" / 50 mm
Material
Faux Fur
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.38 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5 x 3.1 x 3"

Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10', Black) Specs

Connector 1
1x XLR 3-Pin Male Straight
Connector 2
1x XLR 3-Pin Female Straight
Cable Length
10' / 3 m
Connector Brand
Neutrik
Contact Plating
Silver
Wire Gauge
24 AWG
Shielded
Yes
Color
Black
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.45 x 8.65 x 1.15"

Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', Black) Specs

Connector 1
1x XLR 3-Pin Male Straight
Connector 2
1x XLR 3-Pin Female Straight
Cable Length
1.5' / 0.45 m
Connector Brand
Neutrik
Contact Plating
Silver
Wire Gauge
24 AWG
Shielded
Yes
Color
Black
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.275 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.5 x 9.3 x 0.85"

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"

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

Physical
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"

Sennheiser MKH 50 Reviews

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What is the maximum suggested distance to use ...

What is the maximum suggested distance to use this mic indoors when lavs and handhelds aren't an option?
Asked by: Allen
The operating distance for the Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone will vary depending on the environment, the ambient sounds in the background, as well as the number of people you will be recording and the volume of their voices. Under optimal conditions in a quiet indoor environment without any background noise, the MKH 50 can pick up sounds from around 6 feet to up to approximately 10 feet away. The best thing to do is to monitor through headphones and do some test recordings while you are setting up the mic to make sure the audio is clear.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-12-31

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Is it possible ship to Hong Kong
Asked by: ivan i.
Due to export regulations and/or manufacturer's restrictions, we are unable to ship the Sennheiser MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone Kit to Hong Kong.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

How does this compare with the 8060 for use as an ...

How does this compare with the 8060 for use as an on-camera mic?
Asked by: Paul
The Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone and the Sennheiser MKH 8060 Short Shotgun Microphone are both very good mics. The MKH 8060 has frequency response range of 50 Hz to 25 kHz and a maximum sound pressure level rating of 149 dB while the MKH 50 has a frequency response range of 40 Hz to 20 kHz and maximum SPL rating of 134 dB. The MKH 50 has a built-in -10 dB pad which allows for more headroom while increasing the maximum SPL rating to 142 dB, and it also has a low frequency roll-off switch to minimize rumble and noise. The MKH 8060 has no switches or controls. The equivalent noise level is similar for both mics, at 11 dB (A-weighted) for the MKH 8060 and 12 dB (A weighted) for the MKH 50. The MKH 50 is a shorter mic at 0.98 x 5.91" while the MKH 8060 measures 0.75 x 7.01". The MKH 50 has a supercardioid pickup pattern while the MKH 8060 has supercardioid pattern at low to midrange frequencies and transitions to lobar in higher frequencies. The MKH 50 is designed for use as a spot mic, usually mounted on a boom for overhead applications to focus on one person to record dialog. It is often used for studio applications. The MKH 8060 is better suited for mounting on a camera and it can be used for a wider range of applications such as films, documentaries, and outdoor shooting. The MKH 8060 is also moisture-resistant.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-06-02

Where is the MKH 50 made?

Where is the MKH 50 made?
Asked by: John
Hi John - all MKH products are made at our factory in Germany in the Village of Wedemark in the Hanover Region of Lower Saxony.
Answered by: Sennheiser
Date published: 2023-02-20

Would the pattern on this mic work for 2-3 person ...

Would the pattern on this mic work for 2-3 person interviews? mic on a boom overhead.
Asked by: Brian
If the 2-3 persons are sitting close to each other, then yes you can use the Sennheiser MKH50 for capturing up to 3 people talking.u
Answered by: David M
Date published: 2022-10-02

can I use the MKH 50 outdoor to record sound? Is ...

can I use the MKH 50 outdoor to record sound? Is it so bad?
Asked by: Tsubasa
If you plan to use the Sennheiser MKH 50 outdoors, which is entirely feasible, it would be highly recommended to combine it with a sturdy windshield such as BH #RYSSKS or BH #RYWSQAT.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2023-09-12

is there a way to connect this for use directly ...

is there a way to connect this for use directly on computer?
Asked by: Zach
This microphone will need an inerface that can provide both phantom power and XLR to USB conversion to work with a computer.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2020-11-17

What is needed for this to work with a Tascam ...

What is needed for this to work with a Tascam DR-100mkIII, just an XLR cord?
Asked by: Zach
Yes. As long as your recorder has 48v phantom power.
Answered by: Naysayer Film LLC
Date published: 2020-03-27
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