Sennheiser MKH 816

Microphone Description

Brand: Sennheiser
Model: MKH 816

A transformerless RF condenser microphone with a very narrow response pattern. Below 500Hz the pattern is hypercardioid, becoming more club-shaped with increasing frequency. The low-impedance capsule design makes it virtually immune to high humidity and condensation. It also exists as the MKH816P48U-3 which is 48V phantom powered (2mA) and has a Max SPL of 128dB. Although no longer available it is still widely revered for news and location work.

Microphone Specifications

Weight: 375
Length: 556
Min Diameter: 0
Max Diameter: 19

Sharing Options

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Windshield Solutions

Modular Windshield and Extensions

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Extension 4

Windshield Extension to make WS 8

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Modular Windjammer

Windjammer WJ 8

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Hi-Wind Cover

Hi Wind Cover 8

Suitable for the Windshield WS 8 Kit

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Shock Mounts & Suspension

Modular Suspensions

Suspension Large (XLR-3F) 72 Duo

Suitable for long shotgun mics in a WS 7, 8, 8J or 11

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Connboxes & Cables


Connbox CB2 (XLR-3F Detachable)

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45cm XLR-3F/3M cable (3.0mm)

45cm XLR3F/XLR3M Cable (OD 3.0mm)

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