Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone

BH #SEMKH416P48 • MFR #MKH416-P48
Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Pro Film, TV & Location Recording
  • Moisture-Resistant for Humid Conditions
  • No Switches, Buttons, or Dials
  • 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
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Achieve superb audio capture in demanding conditions for your next professional film, TV, or location recording with the Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone. Mix-ready sound quality is provided by its sharp directivity, low noise, and strong output. Plus, there are no controls to worry about; the MKH 416-P48U3 delivers the reliability you need for high-pressure gigs.
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$999.00
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Sennheiser MKH-416 Overview

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

Achieve superb audio capture in demanding conditions for your next professional film, TV, or location recording with the Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone. Mix-ready sound quality is provided by its sharp directivity, low noise, and strong output. Plus, there are no controls to worry about; the MKH 416-P48U3 delivers the reliability you need for high-pressure gigs.

The microphone exhibits a hypercardioid polar pattern at low to midrange frequencies and transitions to a lobar pattern in high frequencies, allowing it to attenuate 125 Hz to 2 kHz by approximately 10 dB at the 90° off-axis points. Your dialogue, foley, and sound effects can be recorded with full dynamics and clarity, thanks to the MKH 416-P48U3's wide frequency response, enhanced consonant articulation, 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 416-P48U3's RF condenser 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 416-P48U3 was engineered with the experienced professional in mind. Its 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response incorporates a gentle rise from 5 to 15 kHz to increase intelligibility, and a natural bass roll-off to mitigate rumble. Its low self-noise of 13 dBA and high sensitivity of -32 dB enable studio-worthy signal purity without requiring noise reduction and gain boosting in postproduction.

Phantom Powered

The MKH 416-P48U3 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 416-P48U3 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 416-P48U3's metal body features a matte black finish to prevent distracting visual reflections. Mount the MKH 416-P48U3 directly on a stand or boompole using the supplied MZQ 100 clip. Alternatively, place the MKH 416-P48U3 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 416-P48U3 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 60-1 furry windshield (available separately).
UPC: 615104015111

Sennheiser MKH-416 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 Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection3 dB at 60°
20 dB at 120°
15 dB at 180°
Impedance25 Ohms
Load Impedance800 Ohms
Sensitivity-32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level13 dB A-Weighted
24 dB CCIR
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption2 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip (with Included Hardware)
Construction MaterialMetal
Storage Temperature14 to 102°F / -10 to 70°C
Dimensionsø: 0.75 x L: 9.84" / ø: 19 x L: 249.94 mm
Weight6.17 oz / 175 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.95 x 5.35 x 2.75"
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Is this microphone acceptable by film/tv industry standards to be used indoors without on location sound treatment?
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I used Sennheiser MHK 416 shotguns for twenty years in network TV ENG. From interviews on busy streets to civil wars. Never failed to work properly. Well, cicadas did defeat it. A low-cut filter is mandatory to prevent handling noise if the operator is moving around rapidly, even with the best shock mounts. Blimp type wind shields are clumsy in tight quarters so its best that one blimp type and one slim foam type be kept on hand. MKH 416 shotguns with a low cut switch are preferable. These mikes are useful for much more than interviews and dialog—can be used to select audio to emphasize in the field.
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Date published: 2021-03-21

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My use case is I'm planning to have this as a boom and the talent may walk 2-3 feet around. (training - in front of a screen). The mic will be positioned overhead : How will the performance be impacted as a result? Is this still the mic for such a task?
Asked by: Sriram
Great mic . . . designed to be "pointed at the audio source." if you have a boom operator - should be great. The alternative to this may be a lapel mic - like a Tram - for recording.
Answered by: Gary
Date published: 2020-10-14

is the moisture resistant on a different version? ...

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Asked by: Jordan
The microphone has a high immunity to humidity and moisture, which makes it suitable for outdoor and indoor projects.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-07-11

Can I use this with a dbx 286s Microphone Preamp?

Can I use this with a dbx 286s Microphone Preamp?
Asked by: Jaime J
yes
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-12-17

How can I clean it when the sponge particles are ...

How can I clean it when the sponge particles are sticking to the mic?
Asked by: Yifan
First of all the last thing you should be using to clean any condenser mic is any liquid and a sponge. You have a 416 a great mic don't ruin it. One of the recommended ways of of cleaning the ports and capsule mesh. Is to get a dry very soft tooth brush. Turn the mic upside down and gently start at the bottom and use the tooth brush to gently rub over the ports and work your way to the top.I find a natural soft Boar bristle tooth brush to be softer than your run of the mill plastic models.There is also a product called Microphome which seems to be garnering approval with the industry.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-04-14

Will this work with the BMPCC4K?

Will this work with the BMPCC4K?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it will work with an added adapter such as the The Beachtek Item#BEDXAMICROP or similar products that provide Phantom power to the Microphone.
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-03-13

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does anyone know where I can get just theIncludes interchangeable mike clips for MKH-416/MKH-816, or MKH-20 through MKH-70?
Asked by: kiki z.
The mic clip that is included with the MKH 416 is the MZQ100 (B&H # SEMZQ100). The clip for MKH series mic such as the MKH 20/30/40/50 is the MZQ40 (B&H # SEMZQ40). The compatible Sennheiser shockmount is the MZS40 (B&H # SEMZS40). Rycote's INV-7 InVision shockmount (B&H # RYINV7) is also designed for use with Sennheiser MKH mics.
Answered by: Lisa S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Will this microphone fit on a Rode blimp ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it will. This Rode blimp RYWKNTG will work with the Sennheiser MKH 416.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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