Sennheiser (MKH 800 TWIN) Universal Studio Condenser Microphone



Universal studio condenser microphone of exceptional quality. (MKH 800 TWIN)

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The MKH 800 TWIN is a universal studio condenser microphone of exceptional quality. It includes a dual capsule consisting of two symmetrical push-pull transducers with high linearity. This is a “side fire” microphone with the two cardioid pick-up patterns of the transducer aligned back-to-back across the axis of the microphone. The signals of both transducers are not combined in the microphone in order to generate differing pick-up patterns but are available separately as two channels at the microphone output. This allows the pick-up patterns of the MKH 800 TWIN to be remotely adjusted. The signals can be combined in any desired way in the mixing console in order to create all pick-up patterns from omni-directional to figure-8 with an infinite number of intermediate stages. Based on the legendary MKH 800, this microphone opens up to a new dimension of studio recordings

• Color: Nickel and Black Nextel
• The remote adjustability and the variable pick-up patterns make the MKH 800 TWIN a universal main microphone, soloist microphone or supporting microphone.
• The pick-up patterns can be set and optimised under monitoring conditions. In other words, it is not necessary to fix the pick-up patterns definitively before recording.
• A wide range of mixes for stereo and surround are possible (including in parallel).
• Saving of the microphone signals in two channels also allows an unlimited range of mixes to be realised at a later date.
• The high sensitivity ensures interference-free signal paths as a result of high signal levels. The inherent noise of downstream microphone amplifiers is thus of minor importance.
• Very low inherent noise prevents the masking of filigree sound structures. The depth of the acoustic can be heard more clearly too.
• High linearity of the transducers minimises the signal distortions and ensures the transparency of the sound even at high sound levels.
• The frequency response extends to 50 kHz, thus improving the resolution for complex acoustic details.
• Stable pick-up patterns minimise sound distortion in the direct and diffuse field.
• Negative acoustic effects caused by the housing and the sound inlet basket are minimized.
• The small, slim design and the optionally dark housing design (Nextel) make it visually unobtrusive.

*MKH 800 TWIN Nx - Color: black Nextel


Weight 172 g
Frequency Response 30 - 50000 Hz
Sensitivity 40 mV/Pa (-28 dBV) in free field, no load (1kHz)
Dynamic Range 122 dB(A), 114 dB (CCIR)
Transducer principle RF condenser microphone
Sound Pressure Level 134 dB SPL max (passiv)
Dimensions d 27 mm, l 136 mm
Nominal impedance 100 ?
Min. terminating impedance 2000 ?
Equivalent noise level 12 dB (A)
Phantom powering 48V +/- 4V
Pick-up Pattern Omni-directional, cardioid, figure-of-eight
Power consumption 2 x 3.1 mA

Item Includes

• Standard Manufacturer's Warranty
• MKH 800 TWIN studio condenser microphone
• MZQ 80 microphone clamp
• MZS80 shock mount
• AC 20 adaptor cable (1 x XLR-5 socket to 2 x XLR-3 connector)
• User manual
• Aluminium transport case

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