Sennheiser ME 66 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone Head

Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Short Shotgun Condenser Microphone Kit

Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Short Shotgun Condenser Microphone Kit

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Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Short Shotgun Condenser Microphone Kit Sennheiser ME 66 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone Head Sennheiser K6 Microphone System Powering Module (Phantom/Battery) Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles Kopul LMT100 - Low to High Impedance Matching Transformer (1.5') Varta High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack)

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Sennheiser ME66 overview

  • 1Description

The Sennheiser ME66 short shotgun microphone is a popular choice among video, film and ENG / EFP professionals. The capsule features a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern yielding great attenuation at the sides of the microphone, maximizing pickup at the front. The result is a focused pickup in highly ambient environments. A wide 40-20,000Hz frequency response provides detailed, accurate signal reproduction. The ME66 capsule takes advantage of the K6 modular power supply. The K6 houses a standard AA alkaline battery and is also capable of accepting phantom power from outside sources. Its compact design allows mounting to video cameras. The ME66 is at home in event videography, ENG / EFP use, video depositions, corporate media applications and film.

  • 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
  • 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.

    UPC: 847628562776
  • Kopul LMT100 - Low to High Impedance Matching Transformer (1.5')

    The Kopul LMT100 cable simply enables a microphone or mic-level device to be input into a high-impedance 3.5mm mini input found on DSLRs, camcorders, and other devices. It is 1.5' long and has a 3-pin XLR female connector on one end and a standard 3.5mm mini plug on the other. It is designed for use with mono microphones.

    Matches low-impedance XLR output to high-impedance 1/8" (3.5mm) audio input
    Ideal for plugging professional XLR microphones into DSLRs, camcorders, and other devices with a 1/8˝ microphone input
    For use with battery-powered and dynamic microphones
    Designed for a mono source, but will split the signal to both channels of a stereo device
    UPC: 847628562615
  • 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.

  • Sennheiser ME 66 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone Head
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Supercardioid/lobar
    Frequency Response 40 Hz to 20 kHz ( 2.5 dB)
    Maximum Input Sound Level 125 dBA at 1 kHz (THD = 1%)
    Impedance Nominal: 200 Ohms (with K6)
    Minimum Terminating: 1 kOhm (with K6)
    Sensitivity 50 mV/Pa ( 2.5 dB) in free field, no load (1 kHz)
    Equivalent Noise Level 10 dB (weighted as per DIN IEC 651)
    21 dB (weighted as per CCIR 468-3)
    Power Requirements Supplied by K6 or K6P powering modules (available separately)
    Output Connectors Attaches to K6 or K6P powering module
    Pad None
    Low Frequency Roll-Off None 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
    Weight 2.3 oz / 65 g
  • Sennheiser K6 Microphone System Powering Module (Phantom/Battery)
    Gain 0 dB
    Impedance Minimum Terminating: 1 kOhm
    Nominal: 200 Ohms
    Frequency Response 30 to 20,000 Hz (-1 dB)
    Low Frequency Roll-Off On/off switchable
    -10 dB @ 100 Hz / -20 dB @ 50 Hz
    Output Voltage 2 V
    Phantom Power Requirements 12 to 48 V (± 4 V)
    Current Consumption 2.2 mA
    Battery Requirements 1 x AA battery
    Battery Life 150 hours maximum
    Dimensions (Diam. x L) 0.9 x 3.7" / 22 x 94 mm
    Weight 1.6 oz / 45 g
  • Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.7 x 3.2 x 2.6"
  • Kopul LMT100 - Low to High Impedance Matching Transformer (1.5')
    Connectors XLR to 1/8" (3.5 mm)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.1 x 0.6 x 0.1"
  • Varta High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack)
    Battery
    Battery Type 4 x AA
    Battery Chemistry Alkaline
    Battery Voltage 1.5 V
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.75 x 3.1 x 0.65"

Sennheiser ME66 reviews

ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Short Shotgun Condenser Microphone Kit is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Detailed Audio Pickup I use this microphone for recording audio on independent films. The crispness of actor's voices is retained at the reasonable distances required to keep the mic out of the video frame. The sound is very clean with little or no perceptible generated hiss form the mic itself. It has tremendous high end and bottom end response, sometimes too much bottom end. The low cut filter is great for reducing air conditioner and other low end ambient noise, but that setting makes the voices sound too thin when compared to the shots used without the roll-off. I usually choose one or the other setting and use it for the entire film, depending upon set locations. Overall, a great value for the money.
Date published: 2011-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mic I use this mic mostly for outdoor recording. It is agreat way to improve your audio. Couldn't believe how much more sound I could pick up. The battery seems to go on and on.
Date published: 2010-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Microphone I love this microphone. Paired with the rycote softie it gives you great quality audio.
Date published: 2008-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing mic! This mic is amazing and so sensitive. I'd say, if you have the money, spring for this guy. This set was a little misleading, I thought I was getting a windscreen with it but alas, none in the box :( Regardless LOVE this mic!
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wold buy this again Does a good job, very good mic.
Date published: 2016-11-21
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