Sennheiser MKH-416 Short Shotgun Interference Tube Microphone

Sennheiser Ultimate Shotgun Microphone Kit

Sennheiser Ultimate Shotgun Microphone Kit

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  • MKH-416 Shotgun Microphone
  • Rycote Windshield Kit
  • Cabled Boom Pole
  • Canare XLR Cable

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Sennheiser MKH-416 overview

  • 1Description

Available exclusively through B&H, the Ultimate Shotgun Microphone Kits are designed to deliver the ultimate in professional audio recording for feature film, broadcast and field production. All Ultimate Shotgun kits are configured to satisfy the demands of veteran and professional engineers who require the very best in audio performance, handling and durability.

The Sennheiser MKH-416 is the featured shotgun microphone in this kit. As standard in all Ultimate Kits, a carbon fiber boom pole, Canare XLR cable and complete Rycote Windshield system are included to provide the user with everything necessary for capturing audio in professional applications.

  • Sennheiser MKH-416 Short Shotgun Interference Tube Microphone

    Designed for recording audio in film, radio, and television the MKH 416 from Sennheiser is a short shotgun interference microphone optimized for outdoor applications. It offers excellent directional control in a compact design with high consonant articulation and rejection of feedback. The unit is highly immune to humidity because of its RF condenser design. It operates as a hypercardioid at low and medium frequencies with a lobar pattern above 2 kHz.

    Pressure gradient receiver with short interference tube
    Employs RF-technology to control residual microphone noise. Optimizing the transducer's acoustic impedance results in a further improvement in low noise performance
    The RF-design yields low noise levels and high immunity to humidity and moisture
    The comparatively low RF-voltage across the elements of the transducer also eliminates arcing and DC-bias creeping currents
    Hypercardioid at low and medium frequency, above 2 kHz approaches lobar pattern
    Very low inherent self-noise
    High sensitivity
    Transformerless and fully floating balanced output
    Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions
    Matt black all-metal body
    Increased directivity
    UPC: 615104015111
  • Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System

    The Rycote Windshield Kit #4 is a complete modular microphone windshield system including the Rycote modular suspension mount, windjammer, windshield and necessary extensions. It can be used with the Rode NTG4+ shotgun microphone to provides optimum protection against wind. In addition, the windshield kit is a useful solution for those who do not already own a suspension mount or windjammer.

    Each custom configured system will include the correct combination of suspension mount, windjammer, windshield and extensions (whenever necessary) to accommodate the size requirements for use with your specific microphone.

    Complete Kit Solution
    The Windscreen Kit includes all that is needed for complete set up and use. Each kit includes the necessary modular suspension mount, windshield, windjammer and extensions.
    Hytrel Plastic Construction
    A material called Hytrel is used on the end rings and shield. The material aids in creating the "dead" space necessary for quiet operation.
    Interlocking Ends
    Modular locking end rings provide quick and easy replacement of dented ends and modular extensions.
    Compatible Shotgun Microphones
    Rode: NTG3, NTG4+
    Sennheiser: MKH 416
    Schoeps: CMIT-5U, SuperCMIT 2U
    Shure: VP89S
    Audio Technica: AT897, BP4073(AT4073a)
    Neumann: KMR-81i
    Sanken: CS-3e, CS-2
    Sony: ECM 670, ECM 674, ECM 678
  • K-Tek K102CCR Klassic Series Five-Section Lightweight Boompole

    The K-Tek K-102CCR Klassic Series Lightweight Boompole features five telescoping sections, lightweight graphite construction, a captive collet locking system, and soft-touch rubberized collars with dimpled grip.

    The rain-resistant construction is also dent-proof, and weighs just 1.5 lb for easy handling and portability. Eight layers of graphite also resist handling noise. The K-102CCR features an internally coiled cable and side-exit XLR connector at the base.

    The K-102CCR features an internally coiled cable and side-exit XLR connector at the base.
    The Klassic series poles feature graphite construction for lightweight, dent-resistant handling, and minimal noise.
    The rubberized, dimpled grips stay firm even when wet.
    Each section features easy locking due to the low-torque captive collet locking system.
    UPC: 791090331234
  • Canare Star Quad (L-4E6S) Microphone Cable 25' (7.62 m)

    The Canare Star Quad (L-4E6S) Microphone Cable 25' (7.62 m) is the premier Star Quad cable for all handheld microphone applications. This cable uses trusted Canare technology to give you the optimum in sound quality. Flexible, satin smooth to the touch and extra strong, this standard diameter, 21 AWG cable fits perfectly in all XLR-type audio connectors. Forty separate strands in each conductor eliminate breakage due to flexing. A cross-section of the cable shows four conductors arranged as two pairs in an "X" configuration. The result is a microphone cable that resists induced noise in the most severe environments.

    Conductors
    Canare microphone cables utilize high conductivity, annealed copper wires, stranded to form flexible conductors and shields
  • Sennheiser MKH-416 Short Shotgun Interference Tube Microphone
    Transducer Pressure Gradient/Interference Receiver Condenser
    Polar Pattern Low, Mid: Hypercardioid Above 2 kHz: Lobar
    Frequency Response 40 to 20,000 Hz
    Dynamic Range (Typical) 117 dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 81 dB
    Maximum Input Sound Level 130 dB (@ 1 KHz)
    Sensitivity 25 mV/Pa +/- 1dB
    Power Requirements Phantom Power 48 V (± 12 v)
    Output Impedance Nominal Impedance: 25 Ohms
    Minimum Terminating Impedance: 800 Ohms
    Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
    Pad None
    Low Frequency Roll-Off None
    Applications Film, Radio and Television, Especially for Outside Broadcast Applications.
    Dimensions (L x Diam) 9.84 x 0.74" / 250 x 19 mm
    Weight 5.82 oz / 175 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 5.4 x 2.6"
  • Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.5 x 8.2 x 4.3"
  • K-Tek K102CCR Klassic Series Five-Section Lightweight Boompole
    Material Graphite
    Sections 5
    Minimum Length 2.7' (79.0 cm)
    Maximum Length 8.9' (271.3 cm)
    Weight 1.5 lb
    Load Capacity Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 33.0 x 2.5 x 2.0"
  • Canare Star Quad (L-4E6S) Microphone Cable 25' (7.62 m)
    Connector 1 3-Pin XLR Female
    Connector 2 3-Pin XLR Male
    Cable Length 25' / 7.6 m
    Shielding 95% Tinned-Annealed Copper (TAC) Braid
    Number of Conductors 4
    Wire Gauge 21 AWG
    Jacket Type Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    Insulation Type Polyethylene
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.693 x 5.354 x 0.472"

Sennheiser MKH-416 reviews

Ultimate Shotgun Microphone Kit is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS IS THE BEST MICROPHONE FOR ON SET RECORDING - PERIOD Sennheiser MKH-416 (P48) Super-Cardioid Short Shotgun MicLet me give a little back-story on this one. I have been working at Warner Bros Studios as a supervisor in post production for almost 10 years now. I have been in charge of overseeing dailies coming into the studio. I have worked with all the best sound mixers in the industry. Not only have I had equipment and spec meetings with every sound mixer coming into the studio, but I have also had the opportunity to talk to the dub stage mixers during the mix of our features. Back in 2006 I was looking for a great microphone to do ADR recording for a professional trailer. One of the older experienced mixers said there is only one mic that has the most dynamic yet clean recording for dialogue - both on set and in the ADR studio. The Sennheiser-MKH 416. He gave it such a stellar review I didn't even think twice about considering a different microphone.Now after a full year putting it to use in the ADR studio as well as (mostly) on a boom pole I am still amazed each and every time I use it. Just last month I was doing an indie shoot using free crew and I only gave our boom operators 10 minutes of instruction before handling the boom for the shoot. This is obviously not enough time to learn but the mic saved me like you wouldn't believe. The on-camera backup mic picked up nothing but echo even for the close up shots where the subject was 2' in front of camera. We were shooting using a prosumer HD camera in a standard living room with hardwood floors. The Sennheiser on the boom (more than 5' away) had absolutely no echo and recorded perfectly clean feature quality dialogue on the separate channel. The sound mixers at Warner Bros use it. I use it. There is no better microphone. Period. Expertise: Worked at Sony, Universal and now Warner Bros Studios in post production. I have been in charge of dailies coming in from production for all of my now 17 year career. Problems Encountered: Phantom power required for this microphone Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Sennheiser MKH-416 Items I Recommend: Boom Operator required. If you purchase the mic only, then buy a boom pole.
Date published: 2007-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mic kit but the internal cable was already tangled. The kit is great so far, but when I first tried to use it, the mic would not work. I opened the boom pole to find that the cable was disconnected and tangled to the top of the pole. So spent about a half hour untangling it and pulling it towards the bottom of the pole so I could connect the cable to the base. Now it works great. I would have returned the item but needed to use it and didn't want to wait another week for a new one.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A life saver I got so many compliments using this kit on set. It works and everything made my sound amazing. This is the industry standard so you can't go wrong.
Date published: 2016-05-16
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