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Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone

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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

Key Specs
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
134 dB SPL
142 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Pad
-10 dB
High-Pass Filter
30 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
134 dB SPL
142 dB SPL
Impedance
150 Ohms
Load Impedance
1000 Ohms
Equivalent Noise Level
12 dB A-Weighted
21 dB CCIR
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
48 V
Physical
Dimensions
ø: 0.98 x L: 5.91" / ø: 25 x L: 150 mm
Weight
3.88 oz / 110 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.9 x 5.3 x 2.75"

Sennheiser MKH 50 Reviews

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What is the maximum suggested distance to use ...

What is the maximum suggested distance to use this mic indoors when lavs and handhelds aren't an option?
Asked by: Allen
The operating distance for the Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone will vary depending on the environment, the ambient sounds in the background, as well as the number of people you will be recording and the volume of their voices. Under optimal conditions in a quiet indoor environment without any background noise, the MKH 50 can pick up sounds from around 6 feet to up to approximately 10 feet away. The best thing to do is to monitor through headphones and do some test recordings while you are setting up the mic to make sure the audio is clear.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-12-31

How does this compare with the 8060 for use as an ...

How does this compare with the 8060 for use as an on-camera mic?
Asked by: Paul
The Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone and the Sennheiser MKH 8060 Short Shotgun Microphone are both very good mics. The MKH 8060 has frequency response range of 50 Hz to 25 kHz and a maximum sound pressure level rating of 149 dB while the MKH 50 has a frequency response range of 40 Hz to 20 kHz and maximum SPL rating of 134 dB. The MKH 50 has a built-in -10 dB pad which allows for more headroom while increasing the maximum SPL rating to 142 dB, and it also has a low frequency roll-off switch to minimize rumble and noise. The MKH 8060 has no switches or controls. The equivalent noise level is similar for both mics, at 11 dB (A-weighted) for the MKH 8060 and 12 dB (A weighted) for the MKH 50. The MKH 50 is a shorter mic at 0.98 x 5.91" while the MKH 8060 measures 0.75 x 7.01". The MKH 50 has a supercardioid pickup pattern while the MKH 8060 has supercardioid pattern at low to midrange frequencies and transitions to lobar in higher frequencies. The MKH 50 is designed for use as a spot mic, usually mounted on a boom for overhead applications to focus on one person to record dialog. It is often used for studio applications. The MKH 8060 is better suited for mounting on a camera and it can be used for a wider range of applications such as films, documentaries, and outdoor shooting. The MKH 8060 is also moisture-resistant.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-06-02

Where is the MKH 50 made?

Where is the MKH 50 made?
Asked by: Anonymous
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: 2023-02-20

Would the pattern on this mic work for 2-3 person ...

Would the pattern on this mic work for 2-3 person interviews? mic on a boom overhead.
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
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-10-02

can I use the MKH 50 outdoor to record sound? Is ...

can I use the MKH 50 outdoor to record sound? Is it so bad?
Asked by: Tsubasa
If you plan to use the Sennheiser MKH 50 outdoors, which is entirely feasible, it would be highly recommended to combine it with a sturdy windshield such as BH #RYSSKS or BH #RYWSQAT.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-09-12

is there a way to connect this for use directly ...

is there a way to connect this for use directly on computer?
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

What is needed for this to work with a Tascam ...

What is needed for this to work with a Tascam DR-100mkIII, just an XLR cord?
Asked by: Zach
Yes. As long as your recorder has 48v phantom power.
Answered by: Naysayer Film LLC
Date published: 2020-03-27

I would like to use this microphone to record ...

I would like to use this microphone to record Voice Overs with. Can you recommend a good "pop filter" for it?
Asked by: James
Here's a quality pop filter option B&H # THPF842S.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-07-14
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