Sennheiser (MKH-8040) Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone



Compact Cardioid Modular RF-Condenser Microphone. (Mfr # MKH 8040)

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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
• Extremely low inherent self-noise
• Accurate directional pattern
• Non reflective Nextel coating
• Ideal as a spot microphone and for surround recordings

*MKH 8040 Stereoset - The MKH 8040 stereo set consists of two MKH 8040 microphones, two wind shields, two microphone clamps and one carrying case.


Weight 55 g (25 g excluding XLR Module)
Frequency Response 30 - 50000 Hz
Sensitivity 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV/Pa) in free field, no load (1kHz)
Battery 48 V +/- 4 V Phantom
Transducer principle RF condenser microphone
Sound Pressure Level 142 dB SPL max (passiv)
Dimensions diameter 19 mm, length 74 mm (41 mm excluding XLR module)
Nominal impedance 25 ?
Min. terminating impedance 1000 ?
Equivalent noise level 13 dB
Phantom powering 48 V +/- 4 V
Pick-up Pattern Cardioid
Power consumption 3.3 mA
Audio Output XLR-3M balanced, transformerless, floating

Item Includes

• Standard Manufacturer's Warranty
• Microphone head MKHC 8040
• XLR module MZX 8000
• Microphone clip MZQ 8000
• Windshield MZW 8000
• User manual
• Aluminium transport case

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