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Sennheiser MKH 8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Stereo Set)

BH #SEMKH8040ST • MFR #506290
Sennheiser MKH 8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Stereo Set)
Key Features
  • Cardioid Pattern
  • Modular Design
  • Ideal for General Recordings
  • Includes Capsule and XLR Module
The MKH 8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone from Sennheiser is a stereo set of professional low-profile condenser microphones 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.
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Sennheiser MKH-8040 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Cardioid Pickup
  • 3Modular Design
  • 4Symmetrical Transducer
  • 5Wide Frequency Response

The MKH 8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone from Sennheiser is a stereo set of professional low-profile condenser microphones 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 30 Hz to 50 kHz ensures accurate reproduction of instruments, ambiance, vocals, etc.
UPC: 615104131453

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
30 Hz to 50 kHz
Maximum SPL
142 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Performance
Frequency Range
30 Hz to 50 kHz
Maximum SPL
142 dB SPL
Impedance
25 Ohms
Load Impedance
1000 Ohms
Sensitivity
-34 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level
13 dB A-Weighted
22 dB CCIR
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
V ()
Physical
Dimensions
ø: 0.75 x L: 2.95" / ø: 19 x L: 75 mm
Weight
1.94 oz / 55 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.8 x 8.05 x 3.5"

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Reviews

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Best wind shields for this? Both fluffy and wind shield?
Asked by: Andrew
The Sennheiser MZW-8000 Windscreen (BH #SEMZW8000) is the best choice of foam windscreen for the Sennheiser MKH 8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone. For higher wind scenarios, the Rycote Baseball Windscreen and Baseball Windjammer Combo Kit (0.7" Diameter Hole) (BH #RY039710) is a great solution.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-07-27
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