Sennheiser mics and wireless mics

MKH 8040 Hypercardioid Microphone
The cardioid MKH 8040 is suitable for almost any application. It considerably reduces pick-up of a reverberant room. This is very helpful in rooms with poor acoustics or when disturbing sounds impinge mainly from the rear.

• Cardioid pick-up pattern.
• Modular design.
• Wide frequency response 30 to 50.000 Hz.
• Symmetrical transducer with 2 backplates providing extremly low distortion.
• Extremly low inherent self-noise.
• Accurate directional pattern.
• Non reflective Nextel coating.
• Ideal as a spot microphone and for surround recordings.
• Also available in stereo pairs. (Model #502093).
Audio output XLR-3M balanced, transformerless, floating
Current consumption 3.3 mA
Dimensions Diameter 0.7 in. (19 mm), length 1.6 in. (41 mm) (2.9 in./74 mm including XLR module)
Equivalent noise level 13 dB
Equivalent noise level 22 dB
Frequency response 30 - 50,000 Hz
Max. sound pressure level (passive) 142 dB SPL
Min. terminating impedance 1000Ω
Nominal impedance 25KΩ
Phantom powering 48 V ± 4 V
Pick-up pattern Cardioid
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz) 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV/Pa)
Weight 0.9 oz. (25 g) (1.9 oz., or 55 g, including XLR module)
Part/Accessory Article No.
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Shockmount for MKH 8000 series
Useful downloads
• User Guide (644 k)
• User Guide (Stereo pair 729 k)