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Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone

BH #SEMKH50 • MFR #MKH50-P48
Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone
Key Features
  • Dialog Boompole Microphone
  • Pressure Gradient Condenser
  • For Spot Capture
  • For Recording / Sound Reinforcement
The MKH 50 P48 Microphone from Sennheiser is a high quality, professional condenser microphone specifically designed for spot capturing in recording and sound reinforcement applications. The MKH 50 offers exceptional attenuation at the lateral sections of the capsule, for a focused pick up without off-axis noise. Its wide frequency response and high sensitivity result in pristine audio fidelity, no matter the source. It also has a low-frequency roll-off switch to minimize rumble/noise, and a pre-attenuation switch in case you'll mount the microphone near to high transients. The MKH 50 requires +48V phantom power, and is more than suitable for capturing vocals or instruments.
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Sennheiser MKH 50 Overview

The MKH 50 P48 Microphone from Sennheiser is a high quality, professional condenser microphone specifically designed for spot capturing in recording and sound reinforcement applications. The MKH 50 offers exceptional attenuation at the lateral sections of the capsule, for a focused pick up without off-axis noise. Its wide frequency response and high sensitivity result in pristine audio fidelity, no matter the source. It also has a low-frequency roll-off switch to minimize rumble/noise, and a pre-attenuation switch in case you'll mount the microphone near to high transients. The MKH 50 requires +48V phantom power, and is more than suitable for capturing vocals or instruments.

A pressure-gradient condenser mic specifically created for spot recording
Supercardioid polar pattern to provide focused capture and extreme off-axis rejection
Low-frequency roll-off switch to minimize rumble and noise
Switchable pre-attenuation provides an additional 10 dB of headroom to prevent distortion from close-proximity transient signals
Uses +48V phantom power
UPC: 615104031098

Sennheiser MKH 50 Specs

Microphone
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Polar PatternSupercardioid
Pad-10 dB
High-Pass Filter30 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL134 dB SPL
142 dB SPL
Impedance150 Ohms
Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Equivalent Noise Level12 dB A-Weighted
21 dB CCIR
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption2 mA
Physical
Dimensionsø: 0.98 x L: 5.91" / ø: 25 x L: 150 mm
Weight3.88 oz / 110 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.9 x 5.3 x 2.75"

Sennheiser MKH 50 Reviews

Sounds Great!!

By Antonio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

What a great sounding mic! This mic makes post-production clean-up/mixing so much easier. I'd highly recommend picking it up if you need something with a flat frequency response for interviews or foley work!

Best shotgun mic for indoor usage

By Pablo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-01

I skipped this microphone for a long time because of its high price, but its a much better choice than the mythical 416 or newer 8060 for indoor usage, while it has a very accurate capture of the audio, specially the voices, its very detail and I personally can't hear any reverbs that i could on a 416 for indoor usage. The price its biggest drawback, but for its worth its price.

Juicy Indoor Vocals

By Karlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

This thing captures so much juicy tonality in voices, it's breathtaking. I only had enough in my budget for one microphone which I would use mostly indoors but occasionally outdoors. The 416 was a contender but ultimately decided on the MKH 50. Most of my use is indoors in untreated rooms. Interviews, narration etc. This thing leaves my clients impressed. I thought the 416 would give me more versatility but so far I have not been let down with the quality of the MKH 50. You'll definitely need wind protection outdoors and put a little tape on the built-in filter switches. Now to save for a second one!

Great for Location sound

By Brendan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-09

Loving this mic for in door focused recordings of voices or instruments. B&H got it to me super fast as well.

Great for Location sound

By Brendan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-09

Loving this mic for in door focused recordings of voices or instruments. B&H got it to me super fast as well.

It's an amazing microphone

By Ashwin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-31

It's a great microphone. It's sensitive and so does pickup noise from the side. But it sounds amazing. Paired with DBX 286 it's sounds amazing. I use for Teams calls and people say it sound crystal clear. It's light and so had to add weight to my mic stand Rode 90.

Perfect indoor shotgun mic

By Todd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-01

Indoor vocals sound fantastic with this mic. Great tone, very natural, hardly needs any EQ'ing or other effects in post. I used the MKH416 before this, and it was also great, but this mic is less general purpose and tuned more for indoor rooms and spaces. Similar sound and quality to the 416, but to my ears less (unwanted) room tone, echo, and slightly richer sound. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely.

Very happy with this mic

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-12

I already own a Schoeps CMIT5 and 2x Senn MKH 416 and was excited to try something designed more towards indoor recordings. I've recently started doing a lot of talking head interviews in offices with noisy HVAC systems and ambient noise ranging from sirens to chatty office workers. The MKH 50 has out performed my current arsenal for indoor use. Some specific PROS: Really captures the low end frequencies which my client(s) love. I can use one boom on multiple people if they are seated reasonably close together. Some specific CONS: Really captures the low end frequencies which I love less than my client(s). I've needed to tape over the roll off switch when booming near air vents as it was causing rumble from the breeze getting in there. People say it's good for voice over, but I have not had any luck with that... it's incredibly sensitive when you are right up on it and I think that inhibits the performance of both the mic and the artist. Overall, I am extremely please with this addition to my kit and plan on getting a second one in the future. Highly recommend for anyone who already has a shotgun in their kit but would not recommend it as the first mic you buy if you are starting out.

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Where is the MKH 50 made?

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Asked by: John
Hi John - all MKH products are made at our factory in Germany in the Village of Wedemark in the Hanover Region of Lower Saxony.
Answered by: Sennheiser
Date published: 2022-07-14

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Asked by: Brian
If the 2-3 persons are sitting close to each other, then yes you can use the Sennheiser MKH50 for capturing up to 3 people talking.u
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Asked by: Zach
This microphone will need an inerface that can provide both phantom power and XLR to USB conversion to work with a computer.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2020-11-17

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Asked by: Zach
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Answered by: Naysayer Film LLC
Date published: 2020-03-27

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Asked by: James
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question

Is it possible ship to Hong Kong
Asked by: ivan i.
Due to export regulations and/or manufacturer's restrictions, we are unable to ship the Sennheiser MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone Kit to Hong Kong.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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