Sennheiser ME66/K6 Condenser Shotgun Microphone Basic Kit

BH #SEME66BK (B&H Kit) • MFR #ME66BK
Sennheiser ME66/K6 Condenser Shotgun Microphone Basic Kit
Key Features
  • ME66 Short Shotgun Mic Capsule
  • K6 Powering Module
  • DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount
  • Universal Microphone Pistol Grip
The Sennheiser ME66/K6 Condenser Shotgun Microphone Basic Kit from B&H includes a Sennheiser ME66 supercardioid mic capsule and a K6 powering module, an Auray DUSM-1 universal shockmount and a universal microphone pistol grip, a K-Tek KE-89CC aluminum telescoping boom pole with integrated coiled XLR cable, two premium angled XLR microphone cables, an Auray boompole bag, an Auray WSS-2018 windshield for shotgun microphones, and a 4-pack of Varta AA alkaline batteries. It can be used as a basic all-in-one solution for event videos, budget film work, ENG (electronic news gathering), and field production applications.
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Sennheiser ME66/K6 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sennheiser ME 66 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone Head
  • 3Sennheiser K6 Microphone System Powering Module (Phantom/Battery)
  • 4Varta High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack)
  • 5Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
  • 6Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip
  • 7K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable
  • 8Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black
  • 9Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black
  • 10Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie
  • 11Auray WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (18cm)

The Sennheiser ME66/K6 Condenser Shotgun Microphone Basic Kit from B&H includes a Sennheiser ME66 supercardioid mic capsule and a K6 powering module, an Auray DUSM-1 universal shockmount and a universal microphone pistol grip, a K-Tek KE-89CC aluminum telescoping boom pole with integrated coiled XLR cable, two premium angled XLR microphone cables, an Auray boompole bag, an Auray WSS-2018 windshield for shotgun microphones, and a 4-pack of Varta AA alkaline batteries. It can be used as a basic all-in-one solution for event videos, budget film work, ENG (electronic news gathering), and field production applications.

The Sennheiser ME66 capsule is a popular short shotgun microphone for use with the K6 power supply. It features a highly directional, supercardioid polar pattern and has a wide 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response. The shockmount and pistol grip fit standard camera shoes and boompoles. It eliminates vibrations when handling the microphone and prevents unwanted bumps and shocks from traveling to the mic. Furthermore, a 7' aluminum boompole with an integrated coiled XLR cable is included with two XLR cables to make all the connections needed for your camera or recording device.

Finally, a neoprene boompole bag for the closed boompole, alkaline batteries, and a professional windshield for shotgun microphones round out the kit and supply you with everything you'll need to get up and running.

Sennheiser ME 66 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone Head

The Sennheiser ME 66 is a supercardioid shotgun condenser microphone designed to provide focused sound pickup for boom operators, sound engineers, and videographers in ENG, EFP, video and television production, broadcast, and interviews. Its supercardioid/lobar polar pattern delivers a tight, focused pickup area with effective rejection of sounds from the sides and rear of the mic. A wide 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response ensures accurate signal capture across the frequency spectrum, making it welcome for recording dialog, Foley, sound effects, and ambient noise.

With high sensitivity and maximum SPL ratings, it works well with a variety of preamps and can handle both hushed and loud sound sources. Its low self-noise yields an improved signal-to-noise ratio appropriate for typical digital recording systems.

The ME 66 easily attaches to a K6 or K6P powering module (required and available separately) for simple integration with standard microphone preamps. Its compact body allows camera and boompole mounting while remaining out of the shot.

Effective Noise Rejection

Highly directional supercardioid/lobar polar pattern yields enhanced attenuation at the sides of the microphone and maximum pickup at the front

Wide Frequency Response

40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response for detailed, accurate signal reproduction

High Maximum SPL

High 125 dB maximum SPL provides distortion-free recording of loud sources

Compact Design

Compact enclosure enables lightweight use on video cameras and boompoles

Powering Options

Easily attaches to K6 or K6P powering modules (available separately) for stable power

Protective Finish

Matte black, anodized, scratch-resistant finish

Sennheiser K6 Microphone System Powering Module (Phantom/Battery)

The K6 Microphone System Powering Module by Sennheiser is the compatible base for many modular capsules. It features high output levels with low noise, a switchable bass roll-off, and transformerless balanced output.

The K6 can operate on a single AA battery (not included) or phantom power. Its on/off switch also has a battery test position, so you can be sure you have enough juice. The K6's anodized, matte-black finish will resist abrasions to maintain a professional appearance, even under rigorous usage.

K6 Microphone System Powering Module

  • High output, low noise operation
  • Switchable bass roll-off filter @ 100Hz
  • Transformerless balanced output
  • On/Off switch with battery test position
  • Battery or phantom powered
  • Anodized scratch-resistant finish

Varta High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack)

Power any device that accepts AA cells with this 4-pack of standard, all-purpose High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Batteries from Varta. These German-made cells are non-rechargeable and feature an output of 1.5V. Additionally, they offer up to 80% more power in digital cameras than Varta Simply Alkaline batteries. The "Single Press Out" type packaging enables easy opening, allowing you to extract one at a time and providing storage for unused cells.

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 Universal Microphone Pistol Grip

The Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip is a handheld grip that features an ergonomic cushioned handle. This grip is great in "run & gun" situations in which a boom pole would be cumbersome, and in video scenarios in which the cameraman is also responsible for audio recording. The grip can be held with one hand, as opposed to a boom pole which requires two. It also provides the option of being able to record audio from a different direction than the camera is pointing, an advantage over camera mounting the mic. Furthermore, having the mic mounted off the camera prevents it from picking up motor noise from the lens focusing.

In addition, the grip features standard 3/8" threads on both ends. This allows you to attach your shotgun mic (with shockmount) to one end of the grip and mount the other end to a boom pole. This gives you the flexibility of being able to quickly detach the pistol grip and the attached shotgun mic from the boom, an option that can come in handy for entering areas that are too small for a boom pole.

UPC: 847628562738

K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable

The K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole provides a moderately priced, lightweight boompole solution for ENG, EFP, and other field recording applications. Its sturdy aluminum design is tough enough to endure the rigors of road use, while remaining lightweight and travel-worthy. This pole features an internal coiled cable and an XLR connection at the base of the pole. A total of four aluminum sections telescope between 2' 5" to 7' 6" and will easily store in any standard equipment case. The captive-collet coupling system locks each section in place for even further reliability.

Internal coiled XLR cable and connection at the base
The KE-89CC features a bottom-mounted three-pin XLR connection
Designed to fit in any standard equipment case, for ENG, EFP, and DV location production work
Jam-resistant collar coupling
Unique pole-top design with cable retention slots and replaceable stainless steel mounting stud
UPC: 791090332033

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black

The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

Premium Performance 3000 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. 95% dual-spiral shielding 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.

95% dual-spiral shielding 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.
Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
UPC: 847628558298

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black

The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

Premium Performance 3000 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. 95% dual-spiral shielding 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.

95% dual-spiral shielding 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.
Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
UPC: 847628558229

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

Auray WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (18cm)

The Auray WSS Series Professional Windshields deliver superior 360° wind protection with acoustic transparency. They are engineered for dramatic reduction of unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with very little high frequency loss, for exceptionally accurate recordings.

This WSS-2018 Professional Windshield has an inside depth of 18cm and is designed for use with many shotgun microphones. It features a specially manufactured open-cell foam matrix surrounded by a layer of 25mm-thick simulated rabbit fur. This diffusion technology lowers wind velocity in a controlled air space around the microphone, thereby reducing wind noise without muffling the sound. It also features an airtight tapered rubber base that seals out wind from the rear of the microphone, greatly improving isolation and rear wind protection.

When used on a shotgun microphone, this slip-on windshield is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in light breeze to strong breeze conditions (4-25 mph) and users can generally expect a 24dB to 40dB reduction in wind noise with negligible dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, the negligible high frequency dampening is a worthwhile exchange for the dramatic wind noise reduction.

In addition to superior 360° wind protection, the WSS-2018 helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone. The windscreen is designed to fit microphones from Rode, Sennheiser, Sanken, Sony and others.

The WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones is an advanced solution for outstanding wind protection with acoustic transparency.

Fits these and other similar sized microphones:

AKG C 568 EB, CK 68 ULS C460B Red
Azden SG(M)-1X
BeyerDynamic MC 716, 726, 736, 836, MCE 86 II, 87vs
ClockAudio C850E
DPA 4017
JVC DY-70U
Røde NTG-3
Sanken CS 3
Sennheiser ME 66 K6, ME 80 K3U, MKH 416, 418
Sony ECM 670, 678, 680S
UPC: 847628552685

Sennheiser ME 66 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone Head Specs

Battery
TransducerCondenser
Polar PatternSupercardioid/lobar
Frequency Response40 Hz to 20 kHz (± 2.5 dB)
Maximum Input Sound Level125 dBA at 1 kHz (THD = 1%)
ImpedanceNominal: 200 Ohms (with K6)
Minimum Terminating: 1 kOhm (with K6)
Sensitivity50 mV/Pa (± 2.5 dB) in free field, no load (1 kHz)
Equivalent Noise Level10 dB (weighted as per DIN IEC 651)
21 dB (weighted as per CCIR 468-3)
Power RequirementsSupplied by K6 or K6P powering modules (available separately)
Output ConnectorsAttaches to K6 or K6P powering module
PadNone
Low Frequency Roll-OffNone on capsule
Bass roll-off filter on K6 or K6P powering modules (available separately)
Dimensions (Diam. x L)0.9 x 8.7" / 22.5 x 221.0 mm
Weight2.3 oz / 65 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb

Sennheiser K6 Microphone System Powering Module (Phantom/Battery) Specs

Battery
Gain0 dB
ImpedanceMinimum Terminating: 1 kOhm
Nominal: 200 Ohms
Frequency Response30 to 20,000 Hz (-1 dB)
Low Frequency Roll-OffOn/off switchable
-10 dB @ 100 Hz / -20 dB @ 50 Hz
Output Voltage2 V
Phantom Power Requirements12 to 48 V (± 4 V)
Current Consumption2.2 mA
Battery Requirements1 x AA battery
Battery Life150 hours maximum
Dimensions (Diam. x L)0.9 x 3.7" / 22 x 94 mm
Weight1.6 oz / 45 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb

Varta High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack) Specs

Battery
Battery Type4 x AA
Battery ChemistryAlkaline
Battery Voltage1.5 V
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.75 x 3.1 x 0.65"

Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.65 x 3.2 x 2.65"

Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.75 x 3.1 x 1.65"

K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable Specs

MaterialAluminum
Sections4
Load CapacityNot specified by manufacturer
Length2' 5" to 7' 6" (0.7 to 2.3 m)
Weight1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)33 x 3 x 2.8"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black Specs

Battery
Connector 13-Pin XLR Male
Connector 23-Pin XLR Female Right-Angle
Cable Length20' / 6.1 m
Shielding95% Spiral
Conductor MaterialOxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
Number of Conductors2
Wire Gauge24 AWG
Contact PlatingSilver
Jacket TypePolyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Insulation TypePolyethylene
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.815 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.5 x 10.8 x 1.75"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black Specs

Battery
Connector 13-Pin XLR Male
Connector 23-Pin XLR Female Right-Angle
Cable Length1.5' / 0.45 m
Shielding95% Spiral
Conductor MaterialOxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
Number of Conductors2
Wire Gauge24 AWG
Contact PlatingSilver
Jacket TypePolyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Insulation TypePolyethylene
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.4 x 9 x 1.05"

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

Battery
MaterialNeoprene
Type of ClosureZipper with protective lining
Dimensions (LxWxD)36 x 6 x 2" (91.4 x 15.5 x 5.5 cm)
Weight15 oz (454 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)39 x 7.8 x 1"

Auray WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (18cm) Specs

Battery
Compatible Mic Diameter0.75 to 0.9" / 19 to 23 mm
Inner Depth7.1" / 18 cm
Maximum Noise Attenuation40 dB in 25 mph / 40 km/h Wind
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.315 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.75 x 4 x 3.1"
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