Sennheiser MKH 70 Moisture-Resistant Long Shotgun Microphone

BH #SEMKH70 • MFR #MKH70-P48
Sennheiser MKH 70 Moisture-Resistant Long Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Pro Film, TV & Location Recording
  • Moisture-Resistant for Humid Conditions
  • Bass Roll-Off, Pad & Treble Boost
  • Flat 50 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
The 16" long Sennheiser MKH 70 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone is purpose built for flat, accurate, and directional audio capture and customizable tone in outdoor film, TV, and location recording applications. Thanks to its selectable bass roll-off, pad, and treble boost settings, the sound signature can be adjusted to deliver top-of-the-line audio quality in a variety of scenarios.
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Sennheiser MKH 70 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Performs in Adverse Environmental Conditions
  • 3Professional Sound Quality
  • 4Customizable Tone
  • 5Phantom Powered
  • 6Ideal for Boompole Mounting
  • 7Optional Accessories Minimize Wind Noise

The 16" long Sennheiser MKH 70 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone is purpose built for flat, accurate, and directional audio capture and customizable tone in outdoor film, TV, and location recording applications. Thanks to its selectable bass roll-off, pad, and treble boost settings, the sound signature can be adjusted to deliver top-of-the-line audio quality in a variety of scenarios.

With frequency-independent directivity, class-leading low self-noise, and high sensitivity, the MKH 70 delivers professional sonic performance that's ready for mixing. This mic's supercardioid/lobar polar pattern and infrasonic cut-off filter ensure transparent off-axis tone while its wide and neutral frequency response, transformerless output, and high SPL handling let you record the action with uncompromising clarity.

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 70'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

The MKH 70 was engineered with symmetrical transducer technology to produce a clean audio signal with a minimum of distortion. Its flat 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response is optimized for capturing your source without imparting any color. Its class-leading low self-noise of just 5 dBA and high sensitivity of -26 dB enable studio-worthy signal purity without requiring noise reduction and excessive gain boosting in postproduction. Plus, the -10 dB pad is perfect for preventing distortion when miking loud sounds such as engines, explosions, and gun shots.

Customizable Tone

Though the MKH 70 is tuned for transparency, it offers two switches to alter its tonal balance. Turn on the treble emphasis to add a 5 dB boost at 10 kHz for increased speech intelligibility and activate the 70 Hz roll-off filter to mitigate rumble and bass buildup.

Phantom Powered

The MKH 70 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 70 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.

Ideal for Boompole Mounting

The MKH 70's metal body features a black anodized surface to prevent distracting visual reflections. Mount the MKH 70 directly on a stand or boompole using the optional MZQ 40 quick release clamp, or place it in the separately available Sennheiser MZS 20-1 combination shockmount, pistol grip, and stand adapter to prevent the transfer of vibrations to the microphone.

Optional Accessories Minimize Wind Noise

The MKH 70 can be fitted with an optional foam windscreen such as the MZW 61 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 MZW 60-1 blimp-style windshield (available separately and requires the MZS 20-1 pistol grip).
UPC: 615104031494

Sennheiser MKH 70 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
Capsule1 x Condenser
Polar PatternLobar, Supercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
Pad-10 dB
High-Pass Filter70 Hz
Tone AdjustmentHigh Boost:
+5 dB at 10 kHz
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter, HF, Pad
WindscreenFoam (Available Separately)
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL124 dB SPL (1 kHz)
132 dB SPL (1 kHz, with Pad)
Off-Axis Rejection5 dB at 60°
>15 dB at 120°
19 dB at 180°
Impedance150 Ohms
Load Impedance1 Kilohms
Sensitivity-26 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level5 dB A-Weighted
16 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 Consumption2 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, 5/8"-27 Female, Mic Clip (with Optional Hardware)
Construction MaterialMetal
Dimensionsø: 0.98 x L: 16.14" / ø: 25 x L: 410 mm (Microphone)
Weight6.35 oz / 180 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.6 x 4.4 x 2.3"
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