Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone

Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone

Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone

B&H # SEMKH8060 MFR # 506292
Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone


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Product Highlights

  • Supercardioid/Lobar Pickup
  • Symmetrical RF Transducer
  • Excellent Transient Response
  • Reliable under Tough Conditions
  • Can Interface with Digital Systems
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The MKH 8060 from Sennheiser is a lightweight and rugged short shotgun microphone that offers true and natural sound. Reliable under the toughest climatic conditions, the microphone's symmetrical RF transducer design produces high sensitivity, low distortion and excellent transient response.

The enhanced short interference tube yields a pleasing supercardioid/lobar pickup pattern, suppressing off-axis sound without coloration to create extremely natural and detailed results. Due to its compact design, it is ideal for boom or camera mounting.

The microphone ships with an analog output module with an XLR connector, but with the appropriate accessory, the body can to interface directly into digital systems via the optional MZD 8000 digital module.

Lightweight and rugged short shotgun microphone
Immune to failure caused by dampness and humidity
Symmetrical RF transducer
High sensitivity
Low distortion
Excellent transient response
Suppresses off-axis sound without coloration
Ship with analog output module
Will interface directly with digital systems when used with the optional MZD 8000 digital module
UPC: 615104183711
In the Box
Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone
  • MKH 8060 Microphone Body
  • MZX 8000 Analog Output Module (XLR)
  • MZQ 8060 Microphone Clip
  • MZW 8060 Foam Windshield
  • Threaded Transport Tube
  • Frequency Response Sheet
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    Sennheiser MKH 8060 specs

    Transducer Symmetrical RF
    Polar Pattern Supercardioid/Lobar
    Frequency Response 50Hz to 25kHz
    Sensitivity -24 dBV/Pa (63mV/Pa)
    Noise EIN: 11dB (A) (DIN-IEC 651), 23dB (CCIR 268-3)
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 129dB
    Impedance Nominal: 25Ω
    Minimum Terminating: 2kΩ
    Output Connectors 1 x XLR (as supplied)
    Pad No
    Low Frequency Roll-Off No
    Power Requirements 48V, +/-4V phantom (P48, IEC 61938)
    3.3mA current consumption
    Operating Temperature -14°F to 140°F (-10°C to 60°C)
    Dimensions Diameter: 0.75" (19mm)
    Length (Microphone): 5.7" (145mm)
    Length (with MZX 8000 Module): 7.0" (178mm)
    Weight Microphone: 2.8 oz (79g)
    With MZX 8000 Module: 3.9 oz (111g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 6.9 x 3.6"

    Sennheiser MKH 8060 reviews

    MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Needs figure-8 match for M/S tho Beautiful, clean and clear sounding. I use this mic for recording bird songs in the Pacific NW. It yields a nice, finely detailed recording that I've been pleased to see extends well above 32k (as visualized in iZotope's RX, recorded at 96k and 192k). I hadn't even realized birds had harmonics that high... Off-axis rejection is excellent, making recording in noisy environments possible when other mics were failing. My ONLY problem with this mic is that Sennheiser has yet to make a figure-8 match for an M/S stereo pair, meaning I'm on the open market looking for an alternative. Come on, Senny...
    Date published: 2012-06-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic short shotgun What can I say? You get what you pay for. I bought this to use on my Canon C100 as a camera mic and to detatch and boom with because I wanted top quality sound with a low profile. Well, I got it. Sounds amazing, and it's amazingly small. I shoot mainly documentary, and I can't tell you how many shots I have of people staring above the camera at an indimidating long shotgun mic. I wanted great sound, but without making people feel like they had a gun pointed at them. I also plan on traveling overseas, and wanted a great mic that wouldn't attract as much attention. Sound is more important than image, and why not spend the same money you'd spend on a lens on a great mic? I haven't road tested it enough to know it's durability, but it's a sennheiser and I'm not too worried.
    Date published: 2013-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely satisfied, gem of a mic I got the redesigned version of the mic(where Sennheiser fixed the earlier issue of intermittent static noise, see JWSound for more). PROS: 1. Excellent clarity of recordings, decent bass response. Unlike MKH8040, it does not go too low to create rumble problems. It also has a presence boost to help distant recordings. 2. Very portable for a shotgun mic, especially inside a cinela pianissimo windshield. ( This, being a shotgun mic, is definitely more wind sensitive than my Rode NT55.I found that fur cover for pianissimo IS NECESSARY when recording faint distant sounds even in a light windy day. Low cut filters help too ) 3. Very sensitive (66mV/Pa!) with low self noise. Might be ideal for bird-call recordings, as it has reasonably good reach. CONS: I'd be happier if the mic had an inbuilt pad/ higher max SPL ratings for loud situations. So far I'm using external pad and Y-cable with my MixPre-D to get around that.
    Date published: 2016-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mic for Outdoor Shoots This Sennheiser MHK8060 has a real nice flat line sound across all frequencies. I have used it for outdoor video shoots and it effectively reduces the surrounding background noise and wind when booming it over my subject and using a Rycote Windshield WS3. I do notice slight muffling of my subject's voice when 45 degrees off-axis, but that is common with this length of shotgun mic. I love that this is a modular system and can be made into a digital mic also. Now I need to get the MKH 8040 & MKH 8050. You cannot go wrong with Sennheiser!!
    Date published: 2016-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for run & gun and quality sound I chose the MKH 8060 shotgun to use with my Canon XF100 for run & gun situations. It is a great match for size and weight. It is only 7 inches long. I have only used the mic a few times so I cannot comment on the sound quality yet, however I understand that it is comparable to the MKH-416, which is an excellent mic.
    Date published: 2013-01-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mic Used for SFX recording in the studio and in the field. Great s/n ratio, no color, great off-axis rejection. Does everything it says on the tin.
    Date published: 2013-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressions after heavy use of 2 years Pros: Good rejection in small size, high output, low noise, has less off axis harshness or thinness, reasonable max SPL rating and immunity to moisture. Cons: Off axis dullness. See the polar pattern for 16kHz, post 15 degrees off axis, it falls off drastically compared to other frequencies, this is NOT the case for longer shotguns like MKH60 or 416. This means recordings sound muffled when sound source is wider than 30 degrees. I am somewhat regretting not buying the pricier (holy grail) Schoeps CMC641 which has the ideal supercardioid pattern.
    Date published: 2017-11-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best! This microphone is amazing! i use this with my H4n, and sounds awesome!Esse microfone incrvel! Eu uso ele com o H4n que uma das configuraes mais simples, sem pre amps, mixers, e mesmo assim tem um som incrvel!
    Date published: 2014-01-15
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