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Sennheiser MKH40

Sennheiser MKH40

Sennheiser MKH40

Well established cardioid microphone in RF technology

  • since 1962 Sennheiser is the leading manufacturer of condenser microphones in Radio-Freqency technology
  • the MKH40 was the first of a newly developed generation of RF microphones in the mid 80s. It followed MKH20 (omni), MKH30 (eight) and MKH50 (supercardioid)
  • extremely low distortion + exceptionally low inherent self-noise
  • approximately linear frequency response results in a powerful bass (which can be alleviated with a bass roll-off) and rounded, smooth treble
  • a slightly darker sound than e.g. Schoeps CMC6 + MK4
  • two items for hire (X/Y and ORTF stereo possible). For recording with MS stereo we offer also one MKH30
  • manufacturing period: 1985-2021

Favourite applications: standard microphone for classical recordings, particularly for grand piano, strings (violins, violas) and woodwinds. Also well suited for overhead, snare, percussion, room and guitar am

  • 1 Day20 €
  • 2 Days34 €
  • Weekend
    44 €