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Available exclusively through B&H, the Deluxe Shotgun Microphone Kits are designed to provide field audio engineers with a complete system that delivers improved sonics and lighter components. All Deluxe Shotgun kits are configured to satisfy seasoned videographers and engineers who desire improved performance over entry level microphones and accessories.
The Sennheiser ME66/K6 is the featured shotgun microphone in this kit. As standard in all Deluxe Kits, a universal shockmount, light weight boompole, boompole bag, universal hand grip, a set of AA battries and short and long right angled XLR cables are all included to provide the user with everything necessary for capturing audio for video, film and field production applications.
Sennheiser ME66 - Short Shotgun Mic Capsule
The Sennheiser ME66 capsule is a popular short shotgun microphone for use with the K6 or K6P power supplies. The modular design of K6-series microphones provide the freedom to adapt compatible capsules when necessary. The ME66 capsule is sold separately to accommodate those who may already own either of the K6 power supplies.
The capsule features a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern yielding great attenuation at the sides of the microphone, maximizing pick up at the front. The result is a focused pick-up in highly ambient environments. A wide 40-20,000Hz frequency response provides detailed, accurate signal reproduction. Its short size allows camera mounting while remaining free of the frame.
Exceptional Noise Rejection
The capsule features a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern yielding great attenuation at the sides of the microphone, maximizing pick up at the front.
Wide Frequency Response
A wide 40-20,000Hz frequency response ensures detailed, accurate signal reproduction.
Compact Camera Mountable
The ME66's compact design allows mounting to video cameras and is at home in event videography, ENG / EFP use, video depositions, corporate media applications and film.
Sennheiser K6 Microphone System Powering Module
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 Shock Mount 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 hand-grips.
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
BeyerDynamic MC 716, 726, 736, 836, MCE 86 II, 87vs
Sanken CS 3
Sennheiser ME 66 K6, ME 80 K3U, MKH 416, 418
Sony ECM 670, 678, 680S
K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole with Internal Coiled XLR Cable
The K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole provides a moderately priced, lightweight boompole solution for ENG, EFP and other field recording applications. Its sturdy graphite design is tough enough to endure the rigors of road use while remaining lightweight and travel worthy. This pole features an internally coiled cable and XLR connection at the base of the pole. A total of 5 sections telescope between 2.02 to 8.9' (66 to 267cm) and will easily store in any standard equipment case. The captive-collet coupling system lock each section in place for even further reliability.
Designed to fit in any standard equipment case, for ENG, EFP and DV location production work
The KEG-100CC features a bottom-mounted 3-pin XLR connection at the base
Jam-resistant collar coupling
Unique pole top design with cable retention slots and replaceable stainless steel mounting stud
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.
Kopul Coiled 3-Pin XLR-M to Angled 3-Pin XLR-F Cable - 3 to 18" (7.6 to 46 cm), Black
The Kopul Coiled 3-Pin XLR-M to Angled 3-Pin XLR-F Cable provides high-quality audio transfer and is particularly suited for ENG/EFP applications. It features an oxygen-free copper core and silver-plated contacts for clean signal transfer. The cable has a 3" coiled section, with 1" straight leads into the connectors. The cable measures approximately 10" end to end, and can be extended to at least 1.5 feet. It has a 3-pin Neutrik NC-XX XLR male connector on one end and an angled 3-pin Neutrik NC-XX XLR female connector on the other.
Copper shield protects against EMI and RFI noise
Shrink-wrapped solder points for added protection
28 AWG stranded oxygen-free conductors
Genuine Neutrik NC-XX connectors
SuperFlex Coiled PVC outer jacket
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.
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.