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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
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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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

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Lobar / Supercardioid
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
130 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Room Ambiance
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Lobar / Supercardioid
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
130 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection
3 dB at 60°
20 dB at 120°
15 dB at 180°
Impedance
25 Ohms
Load Impedance
800 Ohms
Sensitivity
-32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level
13 dB A-Weighted
24 dB CCIR
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
48 V
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Dimensions
ø: 0.75 x L: 9.84" / ø: 19 x L: 249.94 mm
Weight
6.17 oz / 175 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.95 x 5.35 x 2.75"

Sennheiser MKH-416 Reviews

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question

Does this mic come with a protective case?
Asked by: Sophia K.
the Sennheiser MKH416 will ship with a foam lined protective case.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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

Is this a condenser mic?

Is this a condenser mic?
Asked by: Erik
Yes.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-07-16

If you're buying your Mic today would you get the ...

If you're buying your Mic today would you get the NTG3, the MKH 416 or something else?
Asked by: nick
When comparing microphones, you need to find the one that best suits your particular needs and budget. The specifications for frequency response, maximum sound pressure level, and equivalent noise level are the same for the RODE NTG3 Shotgun Microphone and the Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun Microphone. The MKH 416 is slightly more sensitive at -32 dBV/Pa than the NTG3, which is rated at -30 dBV/Pa. The NTG3 has a supercardioid pickup pattern, and the MKH 416 has a supercardioid pickup pattern in the low to midrange frequencies and transitions to a lobar pickup pattern in the high frequencies. The specs for off-axis rejection differ a bit, with the NTG3 rated at 8 dB at 60°, 18 dB at 120°, and 17 dB at 180°, and the MKH 416 rated at 3 dB at 60°, 20 dB at 120°, and 15 dB at 180°. There are also differences in the warranties, with Sennheiser offering a two-year warranty and RODE offering a one-year warranty with an extension to 10 years with registration on RODE's website. Both mics are moisture-resistant, which makes them well-suited for outdoor use, and both mics are also popular choices for film and TV applications. As price can also be a factor for consideration, the MKH 416 is notably more expensive. To make a purchasing decision, the best thing to do is to listen to both mics side by side, as well as any other mics that may be of interest. If you are unable to perform your own hands-on testing with a camera or recorder, a good alternative is to look for side-by-side comparisons posted on YouTube or user forums where others have documented their experience while performing these types of tests. Although it’s not the same as being able to test them yourself, it can help provide more insight on the capabilities of different models and how they compare to each other. B&H offers a 30-day policy for returns, which gives you the option of ordering different microphones so you can test them on your own and decide what works best for your applications. You can then send back the items that you don’t wish to keep for a refund. Just be sure to save all of the original manufacturer’s packaging and literature, and don’t register the warranty until you are certain that you want to keep the item. Please feel free to contact us by phone or through live chat on the website if you have additional questions or if you would like further assistance, and we will be happy to help.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-06-03

question

Can I use this with a Canon 7D?
Asked by: Anonymous
This microphone needs phantom power and connects through xlr connections, which the 7D does not have and no DSLR that I know of has it either. You can use a separate phantom power transmitter that connects directly to the microphone in order to use in a situation where your camera does not send phantom power. The best way to use pro audio with consumer video products like DSLRs is to get a digital recorder with phantom power and xlr inputs, like the H4N recorder.
Answered by: Ledion I.
Date published: 2021-01-20

What is the best xlr cable for using this on the ...

What is the best xlr cable for using this on the Sony FX3?
Asked by: troy
The Sony FX3 does not come with an XLR input, so you would need an XLR audio handle or adapter. Assuming this is already taken care of, you can use any 3-pin XLR cable with the Sennheiser MKH416. A right-angle cable such as BH #KOM3001.5R would minimize the footprint of your rig, and a low-profile cable such as BH #CACTLPXR10BL would minimize it further.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-06-01

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

question

Cheaper alternative?
Asked by: Ed D.
Nothing cheaper is as good. Having great equipment makes me feel good.
Answered by: Alan L.
Date published: 2021-07-04
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