Sennheiser MKH 8040 Cardioid Microphone

Versatile cardioid microphone

Sennheiser MKH 8040 Cardioid Microphone

Sennheiser MKH 8040 Cardioid Microphone

Versatile cardioid microphone

SKU: MKH 8040

Cat no: 16820

  • Cardioid pick-up pattern
  • Modular Design
  • Wide frequency response: 30 – 50,000 Hz
  • Extremely low distortion
  • Extremely low inherent self-noise
  • Balanced frequency response within the pick-up pattern
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£908.33 (ex vat) £1,090.00 (incl vat)

Sennheiser MKH 8040 Cardioid Microphone


Versatile cardioid microphone

Versatile cardioid microphone. Especially suited to applications in rooms with poor acoustics or when disturbing sounds impinge mainly from the rear. Balanced frequency response. Extremely low distortion.

Due to its cardioid pick-up pattern the MKH 8040 is perfectly suitable for a wide range of applications. It features a balanced frequency response throughout the whole pick-up pattern, as well as a significantly reduced pick-up of rear sound without depriving it of its natural timbre: Very valuable talents when used in rooms with poor acoustics or when disturbing sounds impinge mainly from the rear.

Key Features:

  • Cardioid pick-up pattern
  • Modular Design
  • Wide frequency response: 30 – 50,000 Hz
  • Extremely low distortion
  • Extremely low inherent self-noise
  • Balanced frequency response within the pick-up pattern
  • Very even directional diagram
  • Non-reflective Nextel® coating
  • Ideal as a spot microphone and for surround recordings
  • Timbrally identical with the other 8000-series microphones for optimum aural compatibility

Product Specification

Dimensions: Ø 19 mm, L 41 mm (74 mm with XLR module)
Transducer principle (Microphone): RF condenser microphone
Frequency response: 30 - 50000 Hz
Weight: 25 g (55 g with XLR module)
Audio output: XLR-3M balanced, transformerless, floating
Pick-up pattern: cardioid
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz): 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV/Pa)
Nominal impedance: 25 Ω
Min. terminating impedance: 1000 Ω
Phantom powering: 48 V +/- 4 V
Equivalent noise level: 13 dB
Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3: 22 dB
Maximum sound pressure level (passiv): 142 dB SPL
Current consumption: 3,3 mA

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