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Sennheiser MKH 416

RF Condenser Short Shotgun Microphone

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This item has been discontinued

The Sennheiser MKH 416 is a short shotgun interference tube microphone. Its excellent directivity and compact design, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection make the MKH 416 the industry standard microphone for film, radio and television, especially suited for location sound applications, as well as for voice over and studio applications.

This microphone is rugged and consistent in any adverse conditions, and due to its transformer-less design it sports an incredibly low self noise making the 416 a magnet for the human voice rain, or shine, desert, or arctic tundra.

The Sennheiser MKH 416 has been present on set and on location for nearly all professional television and film productions since its debut over 30 years ago and is the standard all other shotgun mics are held to but rest assured there is no other microphone better at being a "416" than the Sennheiser MKH 416.

Product Features:

  • Industry Standard Film and Television Shotgun Microphone
  • Incorporates the interference tube principle
  • Very low inherent self-noise
  • High sensitivity
  • Transformer-less and fully floating balanced output
  • Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions
  • Matt black all-metal body
  • Increased directivity
  • Optimum S/N ratio
  • Lower required gain on input channels
  • Lowest noise and greatest signal stability of any shotgun microphone of its kind
  • Highly immune to humidity in all conditions
  • Low key visual profile
  • super-cardioid/lobar pickup pattern
  • Frequency response: 4020,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: (free field, no load) (1 kHz) 25 mV/Pa 1 dB
  • Nominal impedance: 25 Ohms
  • Max SPL: 130dB
  • Also found as: Sennheiser 416, MKH426-p48
  • Dimensions: 9-7/8"L x 3/4"W x 3/4"H
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  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Microphone Specifications

Microphone Type
This is the type of microphone included with the purchase of the item.

Wireless:All of these microphones can be used without the necessity of wires or cables to connect them. They usually come with a receiver that connects to the input device where the audio signal is being sent.

Shotgun: These microphones are suspended on a boom and are used primarily in video production and broadcasting.

Lavaliere: These microphones are clipped on to the lapel or tie of the talent for broadcast and video production audio.

Table Top: These microphones are designed with a built in stand or to be placed on a table top stand to be used for broadcasting and podcasting applications.

Headset: These microphones are to be worn on the head typically for live performance and theater production.

Handheld: These microphones are held in the hand and are used in a wide range of applications primarily vocals and public address.

Clamp On: These microphones attach directly on to an instrument.

Drum Package: These microphones are an all in one package for drums typically made of dynamic Kick, Snare, Tom, and a stereo condenser pair of overhead mics for Cymbals.

Shotgun
Designed Applications
The intended application the microphone is designed for.
Broadcasting
Spoken Word
Number of Microphones
This is the number of microphones that are included in the package.
1
Polar Patterns
The polar pattern of a microphone determines how sensitive it is to receiving sounds as they arrive at different angles.
Hypercardioid
Transducer Type
The transducer type is the manner in which the audio signal is converted into an electrical signal.
Condenser
Address
The configuration of the capsule determining on which side the microphone is sung or spoken into.
Top
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
40 - 20000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
(1 kHz) 25 mV/Pa 1 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
Aweighted approx. 13 dB, CCIR-weighted approx.
Maximum Sound Pressure Level
This is the maximum sound pressure level that the microphone is capable of accepting and transferring into an electrical signal.
130 dB
Output Impedance
This is the amount of impedance that the microphone allows.
25 ohms

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

MKH416

Weight

2.00lbs

Internal SKU

mkh416

Internal Product ID

39497

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

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Product Name: Sennheiser MKH 416

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