Sennheiser MKH 8060 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone

BH #SEMKH8060 • MFR #506292
Sennheiser MKH 8060 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Pro Film, TV & Location Recording
  • Moisture-Resistant for Humid Conditions
  • No Switches, Buttons, or Dials
  • 50 Hz to 25 kHz Frequency Response
Whether used on a boompole or attached to a camera, the Sennheiser MKH 8060 moisture-resistant short shotgun microphone can help you achieve superb audio capture in demanding conditions for your next professional film, TV, or location recording. Mix-ready sound quality is provided by its sharp directivity, low noise, and high output. Plus, there are no controls to worry about; the MKH 8060 delivers the reliability you need for high-pressure gigs.
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Sennheiser MKH 8060 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone

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Sennheiser MKH 8060 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Performs in Adverse Environmental Conditions
  • 3Professional Sound Quality
  • 4Phantom Powered
  • 5Digital Compatibility
  • 6Ideal for Boompole or Camera Mounting
  • 7Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

Whether used on a boompole or attached to a camera, the Sennheiser MKH 8060 moisture-resistant short shotgun microphone can help you achieve superb audio capture in demanding conditions for your next professional film, TV, or location recording. Mix-ready sound quality is provided by its sharp directivity, low noise, and high output. Plus, there are no controls to worry about; the MKH 8060 delivers the reliability you need for high-pressure gigs.

The microphone exhibits a supercardioid polar pattern at low to midrange frequencies and transitions to a lobar pattern in high frequencies, providing uniform attenuation of 10 to 20 dB from 125 Hz to 1 kHz between 90° and 120° off axis. The rejection pattern for high frequencies is also consistent, further contributing to the mic's transparent, undistorted off-axis tone. Your dialogue, foley, and sound effects can be recorded with full dynamics and clarity, thanks to the MKH 8060's wide frequency response, transformerless output, and high SPL handling.

Performs in Adverse Environmental Conditions

When your work takes you outdoors, you're bound to encounter humidity and condensation, which can cause many mics to fail. The MKH 8060's RF circuit design makes it highly immune to moisture, allowing you to reliably capture high-quality audio in normal and adverse environmental conditions.

Professional Sound Quality

Offering the same sonic signature as Sennheiser's other 8000-Series microphones, the MKH 8060 was engineered with the experienced professional in mind. Its 50 Hz to 25 kHz frequency response incorporates a gentle rise above 3 kHz to increase intelligibility and a natural bass roll-off to mitigate rumble. Its low self-noise of 11 dBA and ultrahigh sensitivity of -24 dB enable studio-worthy signal purity without requiring noise reduction and gain boosting in postproduction.

Phantom Powered

The MKH 8060 boasts a transformerless and fully floating balanced output for optimal signal integrity. Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 44 to 52 VDC phantom power, the MKH 8060 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras.

Digital Compatibility

When used with the optional MZD 8000 digital module, the MKH 8060 becomes a digital microphone that outputs AES42 signal at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution and allows remote control of DSP functions such as low-cut filtering and attenuation.

Ideal for Boompole or Camera Mounting

The MKH 8060's metal body features a nonreflective Nextel coating to prevent distracting visual reflections. Mount the MKH 8060 directly on a stand or boompole using the supplied mic clip, or attach it to a camera with a shoe shockmount such as the Smallrig 1859. Alternatively, place the MKH 8060 in the separately available Sennheiser MZS 20-1 combination shockmount, pistol grip, and stand adapter to prevent the transfer of vibrations to the microphone.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The MKH 8060 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the Sennheiser MZH 20-1 furry windshield (available separately).
UPC: 615104183711

Sennheiser MKH 8060 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternLobar, Supercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 25 kHz
Maximum SPL129 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection3 dB at 60°
20 dB at 120°
15 dB at 180°
Impedance25 Ohms
Load Impedance2 Kilohms
Sensitivity-24 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level11 dB A-Weighted
23 dB CCIR
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption3.3 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, 5/8"-27 Female, Mic Clip (with Included Hardware)
Construction MaterialMetal
Operating Temperature22 to 92°F / -10 to 60°C
Dimensionsø: 0.75 x L: 7.01" / ø: 19 x L: 178 mm (Microphone)
Weight3.95 oz / 112 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.075 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 6.75 x 3.7"
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