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Sennheiser MKH 8050


Thanks to its super-cardioid pick-up pattern the MKH 8050 offers an even higher attenuation of off-axis sound, than its sister model MKH 8040. Thus, it is a perfect choice for recording soloists, and when absolute acoustical separation is demanded. Its balanced frequency response throughout the whole pick-up pattern ensured that large instruments like the grand piano but also orchestras sound musically flawless and free of distortion. The Nextel® coating of the MKH 8050 prevents reflections, giving you the freedom to position the microphone according to acoustic criteria alone.

  • Super-cardioid pick-up pattern
  • Modular Design
  • Wide frequency response: 30 – 50,000 Hz
  • Extremely low distortion
  • Extremely low inherent self-noise
  • Balanced frequency response within the pick-up pattern
  • Very even directional diagram
  • Non-reflective Nextel® coating
  • Optimum separation of instruments
  • Timbrally identical with the other 8000-series microphones for optimum aural compatibility
DimensionsØ 19 mm, L 41 mm (74 mm with XLR module)
Frequency response30 – 50000 Hz
Weight25 g (55 g with XLR module)
Audio outputXLR-3M balanced, transformerless, floating
Pick-up patternsuper-cardioid
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz)20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV/Pa)
Nominal impedance25 Ω
Min. terminating impedance1000 Ω
Phantom powering48 V +/- 4 V
Equivalent noise level13 dB(A)
Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-322 dB
Maximum sound pressure level (passiv)142 dB SPL
Current consumption3,3 mA
Additional information
Weight0.025 kg
Dimensions1.9 × 1.9 × 4.1 cm
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