Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
Regular price 1,299.00

Description

Upgrade the audio quality in your video productions by switching from the built-in mic on your camera to the Sennheiser MKE 600 battery- or phantom-powered shotgun microphone. Its focused directional characteristics and resistance to structure-borne noise offer sonic results well suited to a variety of production scenarios from independent films and web series to nature shows and documentaries.

The MKE 600's high sensitivity and low-noise circuitry unlock improved sound quality without extreme gain on noisy camera preamps. With a natural roll-off at 40 Hz and a selectable low-cut filter at 100 Hz, the MKE 600 can deliver clear intelligibility while attenuating low-frequency noise such as rumble. Plus, its frequency response incorporates a gentle rise in treble to enhance speech clarity.

The lightweight and durable metal housing ensures reliable toughness without weighing down your rig. The included shoe shockmount accommodates mounting the MKE 600 to a camera or tripod.

Details

Quality Sound

The 10" long MKE 600 uses an interference tube and a supercardioid/lobar polar pattern to provide pronounced directivity on-axis along with significant attenuation of sound entering at the sides and rear, making the MKE 600 far more effective at capturing distant sources than the omnidirectional mics found in most cameras.

Bass Roll-Off

The MKE 600 naturally reduces sub-bass frequencies below 40 Hz to prevent unnatural bass buildup. Activate the switchable low-cut filter at 100 Hz to roll off more low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic.

Battery or Phantom Powered

Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 48 VDC phantom powering, the MKE 600 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters, as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras.

When using devices that don't offer phantom power, the MKE 600 may be powered for up to 150 hours by a single AA battery (available separately). Approximately 8 hours of operating time remain once the low-battery indicator lights up red. Use the on/off switch to prevent unnecessary battery drain.

Ideal for Camera, Tripod, or Boompole Mounting

The MKE 600 includes a shoe shockmount for easy placement on your camera or a tripod. To mount the MKE 600 on a boompole or mic stand, use the Rycote InVision INV-HG mkIII shockmount (available separately), which will also impede the transfer of vibrations between your boompole/stand and the mic.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The MKE 600 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners by up to 25 dB. Enhanced attenuation of wind noise is possible with the addition of an optional windshield such as the Rycote 15cm Super-Softie, which also provides high immunity to rain.

For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider a complete windjammer, windshield, and shockmount suspension system such as the Rycote Super-Blimp NTG or the large Rycote Super-Shield Kit (both available separately).

Technical Specs

Microphone

Form Factor

Stand/Boom-Mount

Sound Field

Mono

Operating Principle

Line Gradient

Capsule

Condenser

Polar Pattern

Lobar, Supercardioid

Orientation

End Address

Circuitry

Solid-State

Pad

None

High-Pass Filter

100 Hz

Tone Adjustment

None

Indicators

Single LED (Power)

On-Board Controls

High-Pass Filter, On/Off

Windscreen

Foam (Included)

Performance

Frequency Range

40 Hz to 20 kHz

Maximum SPL

132 dB SPL (Phantom Power)
126 dB SPL (Battery Power)

Off-Axis Rejection

5 dB at 60°
>15 dB at 120°
>10 dB at 180°

Sensitivity

21 mV/Pa (Phantom Power)
19 mV/Pa (Battery Power)

Equivalent Noise Level

15 dB A-Weighted (Phantom Power)
16 dB A-Weighted (Battery Power)

Connectivity

Output Connectors

1 x XLR 3-Pin

Power

Operating Voltage

48 V ± 4 V

Operating Current Consumption

4.4 mA (Phantom Power)

Battery Type

1 x AA

Approximate Battery Life

150 Hours

Physical

Color

Black

Mounting

Camera-Mount (with Included Hardware)

Construction Material

Metal

Operating Temperature

14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C

Dimensions

ø: 0.79 x L: 10.08" / ø: 20 x L: 256 mm

Weight

4.52 oz / 128 g (Microphone)

 

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