Sennheiser MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Single Microphone)

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Single Microphone)

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Single Microphone)

B&H # SEMKH8040 MFR # 506289
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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid Pattern
  • Modular Design
  • Ideal for General Recordings
  • Includes Capsule and XLR Module

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The MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone from Sennheiser is a professional low-profile condenser microphone for capturing vocals, instruments and ambiance in recording and sound reinforcement applications. The modular design consists of the MKHC-8040 cardioid capsule and the MZX-8000 XLR module output stage.

The cardioid capsule minimizes feedback and off-axis audio. The symmetrical transducer with two back-plates yields extremely low distortion. The wide frequency response provides exceptional detail and transparency. With its pristine audio quality and compact design the MKH-8040 is great for many applications.

Cardioid Pickup
The cardioid polar pattern yields a generous pickup area while minimizing off-axis noise and feedback.
Modular Design
The modular design consists of the MKHC-8040 cardioid capsule and the MZX-8000 XLR module output stage.
Symmetrical Transducer
The capsule features a symmetrical transducer with two back-plates resulting in extremely low distortion.
Wide Frequency Response
A wide frequency response of 30Hz to 50kHz ensures accurate reproduction of instruments, ambiance, vocals, etc.
UPC: 615104126497
In the Box
Sennheiser MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Single Microphone)
  • MKH 8040 Microphone Head
  • MZX 8000 XLR Module for MKH-8000 Capsules
  • MZQ-8000 Standard Microphone Clip for MKH-8000 Microphones
  • MZW-8000 Windscreen for MKH8000 Series Microphones
  • Aluminum Transport Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Sennheiser MKH 8040 specs

    Analog Performance
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 35 Hz to 50 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 13 dB A-Weighted
    22 dB CCIR
    Maximum SPL 142 dB SPL
    Impedance 25 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 3.3 mA
    Operating Voltage 48 V ± 4 V
    Operating Temperature 14.00 to 140.00°F / -10 to 60°C
    Length 2.95" / 75 mm
    Diameter 0.75" / 19 mm
    Weight 1.94 oz / 55 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 7.0 x 3.5"

    Sennheiser MKH 8040 reviews

    MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Single Microphone) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Packs A Punch There really isn't a whole lot to say here, so I'm going to keep it pretty brief. This is an outstanding-sounding mic. The response is rich and incredibly transparent. For somple people it may sound too clinical, but to my ears it's a great match. It certainly packs a punch with regard to low frequency pickup, one can really feel the street resonance from tailpipes and trucks driving by during ambience recording. If going handheld, you will certainly need to mitigate the low end content with the MZF8000, otherwise if used in a shockmount windjammer system a, Rycote connbox will be necessary. I personally use this mic paired with an MKH 30 Side for M/S. A very slight warning is that when boosted a lot (as in, 50dB or more), there will be light hiss extending into the upper harmonics, which if the recording is pitched down (since it captures up to 50kHz) will be noticeable. Again, this is ONLY if you boost the signal by such an obscene amount deemed criminal by proper signal flow recording practices, and ONLY in the extreme upper harmonics. Aside from that this mic is for all practical purposes noise-free. Such a small mic which packs such a punch. I would gladly invest in more mics from the 8000 series. You certainly get what you pay for.
    Date published: 2013-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an amazing mic! I'm using it for sound design and it's great. super low noise and a high SPL. this mic has many uses.
    Date published: 2018-03-22
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