Sennheiser MKE 2 Gold Series Subminiature Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Locking 3.5mm Connector & Accessories (Beige)

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Sennheiser MKE 2 Gold Series Subminiature Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Locking 3.5mm Connector & Accessories (Beige)
Key Features
  • For Video/Film, Theater & Broadcasting
  • Omnidirectional for Consistent Levels
  • Compatible 3.5mm Transmitter List Below
  • Sweat-Resistant Dual-Diaphragm Design
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The beige Sennheiser MKE 2 is a tough, subminiature lavalier microphone renowned for its dependable performance among industry professionals, including broadcast and field audio engineers, theater performers, presenters, and film/video crews. The mic’s dual-diaphragm design resists sweat and moisture, while the tiny size offers a discreet appearance that’s easy to conceal—even resisting contact and rustling noise when hidden in clothing and costumes.
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Sennheiser MKE 2 Gold Overview

The beige Sennheiser MKE 2 is a tough, subminiature lavalier microphone renowned for its dependable performance among industry professionals, including broadcast and field audio engineers, theater performers, presenters, and film/video crews. The mic’s dual-diaphragm design resists sweat and moisture, while the tiny size offers a discreet appearance that’s easy to conceal—even resisting contact and rustling noise when hidden in clothing and costumes.

With its wide 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range and ability to handle up to 142 dB SPL, the MKE 2 lav provides clear, intelligible reproduction of speech, dialog, and vocals. The microphone's omnidirectional polar pattern picks up sound from 360° around the capsule, helping to deliver consistent levels, even when the talent turns away from the mic capsule.

The MKE 2 is available with a variety of connectors to accommodate wireless transmitters and other compatible equipment. This model features a locking 3.5mm connector wired for Sennheiser transmitters. Two frequency caps are supplied, allowing you to tailor the high-end frequency response depending on the application. Accessories include the MZQ222 mic clip and the MZW2 windscreen.

Locking 3.5mm Connector

Compatible Transmitters

  • Sennheiser: Works with Sennheiser transmitters equipped with a locking 3.5mm connector, including the following models: SK 100 G1, SK 100 G2, SK 100 G3, SK 100 G4, SK 1093, SK 20, SK 300 G1, SK 300 G2, SK 300 G3, SK 300 G4, SK 500 G1, SK 500 G2, SK 500 G3, SK 500 G4, SK AVX, SK D1, SK-XSW, SL Bodypack DW, XSW-D MINI JACK TX.
  • Third-Party Devices: The MKE 2 will work with many third-party wireless transmitters and portable audio recorders that are equipped to supply 7.5V through a locking 3.5mm connector with a Sennheiser wiring configuration.

Industry-Proven Performance

Subminiature Size with a Quiet, Dependable Cable

The MKE 2's subminiature profile enables the microphone to be used on stage or on camera while remaining inconspicuous. The mic can easily be hidden beneath clothing or costumes, while the stranded, steel-reinforced cable is designed to minimize clothing and rustling noise.

Sweat-Resistant Construction

The unique dual-diaphragm umbrella mic capsule design provides reliable protection from perspiration and moisture.

Ample Headroom for Loud Vocals

The MKE 2 Gold Series is designed to handle broadcast and theater applications, including loud vocals and instruments up to 142 dB, without distortion.

Omnidirectional Polar Pattern

The forgiving omnidirectional polar pattern picks up sound from all around the mic and provides a consistent frequency response, even for off-axis sound. This helps to supply clear, intelligible speech and vocals, even when the talent isn't speaking directly toward the microphone.

Wide Frequency Response

With its wide, linear 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range and excellent transient response, the MKE 2 provides accurate and transparent reproduction of speech, vocals, and instruments. Frequency caps are supplied to boost the high-end frequencies, often used if the mic is concealed in clothing.
UPC: 615104030107

Sennheiser MKE 2 Gold Specs

Microphone
Form FactorLavalier
Sound FieldMono
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL142 dB SPL (1 kHz)
Impedance1000 Ohms
Sensitivity5 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level26 dB A-Weighted
39 dB CCIR
Connectivity
Output Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm 3-Pin Male (Lockable)
Cable Length5.25' / 1.6 m
Power
Operating Voltage7.5 V
Operating Current Consumption250 µA
Physical
ColorBeige
Weight0.6 oz / 17 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.105 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.65 x 5.3 x 1.7"
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