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Sennheiser MKH 800 Twin Condenser Microphone  From Sennheiser

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$3,200.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Sennheiser

The MKH 800 TWIN is a universal studio condenser microphone of exceptional quality. It includes a dual capsule consisting of two symmetrical push-pull transducers with high linearity. This is a "side fire" microphone with the two cardioid pick-up patterns of the transducer aligned back-to-back across the axis of the microphone. The signals of both transducers are not combined in the microphone in order to generate differing pick-up patterns but are available separately as two channels at the microphone output. This allows the pick-up patterns of the MKH 800 TWIN to be remotely adjusted. The signals can be combined in any desired way in the mixing console in order to create all pick-up patterns from omni-directional to figure-8 with an infinite number of intermediate stages. Based on the legendary MKH 800, this microphone opens up to a new dimension of studio recordings.

  • Color: Nextel grey
  • The remote adjustability and the variable pick-up patterns make the MKH 800 TWIN a universal main microphone, soloist microphone or supporting microphone.
  • The pick-up patterns can be set and optimised under monitoring conditions. In other words, it is not necessary to fix the pick-up patterns definitively before recording.
  • A wide range of mixes for stereo and surround are possible (including in parallel).
  • Saving of the microphone signals in two channels also allows an unlimited range of mixes to be realised at a later date.
  • The high sensitivity ensures interference-free signal paths as a result of high signal levels. The inherent noise of downstream microphone amplifiers is thus of minor importance.
  • Very low inherent noise prevents the masking of filigree sound structures. The depth of the acoustic can be heard more clearly too.
  • High linearity of the transducers minimises the signal distortions and ensures the transparency of the sound even at high sound levels.
  • The frequency response extends to 50 kHz, thus improving the resolution for complex acoustic details.
  • Stable pick-up patterns minimise sound distortion in the direct and diffuse field.
  • Negative acoustic effects caused by the housing and the sound inlet basket are minimised.
  • The small, slim design and the optionally dark housing design (Nextel) make it visually unobtrusive.

 

What's in the Box

  • MKH 800 TWIN studio condenser microphone
  • MZQ 80 microphone clamp
  • MZS80 shock mount
  • AC 20 adaptor cable (1 x XLR-5 socket to 2 x XLR-3 connector)
  • User manual
  • Aluminium transport case
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Innovation and know-how those are the hallmarks of one of the world's leading companies in the area of electro-acoustics. From individual audio products to complete system solutions Sennheiser electronic has the knowledge and the experience to lead the way in the constantly developing audio market. The key factors in its extraordinary success are its customer orientation, the performance of its employees, and its worldwide market presence. Sennheiser responds to the enormous significance of the foreign markets by maintaining intimate contact with its customers through an international network of sales subsidiaries and independent sales partners, most of which have been collaborating with Sennheiser for many years. This consistent customer orientation is also reflected in the seven major business areas of the company. In 2001, Sennheiser's consolidated turnover amounted to 227,4 million EURO. As a family business with about 1.500 employees, Sennheiser is completely self-financed. The independence of external financiers is the basis for innovation and implementation of a high quality standard for products. The focus is not on short-term return on capital but on the healthy long-term development of the company. Music Industry Toploader, Manowar, Sting, Dido or Sasha stars and sound engineers rely on Sennheiser quality. The product range offers everything from rugged, roadworthy stage microphones to studio condenser microphones for audiophile recordings. The portfolio also includes in-ear monitoring systems for the artists and monitoring headphones for the sound engineer ... Consumer Electronics In-ear headphones and other "lightweights" for music on the move, classical open or closed cabled headphones, RF wireless headphones for greater freedom of movement, PC headsets, and TV headphones, also with infrared or radio-frequency transmission. Sennheiser's competency in headphones is matched by its experience with microphones: whether for hi-fi systems, natural life recordings, or for PCs, at Sennheiser, consumers find the right microphone for every purpose ... Professional Systems Theater, musical productions, special events, movies, radio, and television ? wherever professional sound transmission solutions are called for, on stage or backstage, Sennheiser brings its comprehensive system know-how to bear. With its RF wireless microphones of the top-of-the-line 3000 and 5000 Series, the company leads the field ... Aviation With pilot headsets for airline and private pilots as well as headphones for in-flight entertainment, Sennheiser covers the complete range of audio transmission on board. The special NoiseGard system efficiently reduces wind and aircraft noise and thus provides for clear communication and safety in radio traffic and gives passenger headphones disturbance-free sound that is worth listening to ... Installed Sound At conferences, museums, and exhibitions, Sennheiser's conference and tour-guide systems provide for comfort and communication across the boundaries of countries and languages. Infrared systems in theaters and event venues provide crystal-clear sound directly to the ears of the hearing impaired. Wherever communication takes place, an innovative Sennheiser solution is not far away ... Audiology The Sennheiser range for better hearing! RF or infrared headphones make watching television a pleasure once again for everyone concerned, because these lightweights let you hear without disturbing others. Personal sound amplifiers that can be used as needed make speech clear and understandable. Sennheiser also offers television systems and personal FM systems to hearing-aid users ... Telecommunications With PC headphones, microphones, and headsets from Sennheiser, you can discover the fascinating world of multimedia, work more reliably with voice recognition systems, set up your Internet telephony system more professionally, and much, much more ...

Specifications

  • Frequency response (Microphone)
    30 - 50000 Hz
  • Weight
    172 g
  • Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz)
    40 mV/Pa (-28 dBV)
  • Nominal impedance
    100 Ohm
  • Min. terminating impedance
    2000 Ohm
  • Phantom powering
    48V +/- 4V
  • Equivalent noise level
    12 dB (A)
  • Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR
    20 dB
  • Maximum sound pressure level (passive)
    134 dB SPL
  • Current consumption
    2 x 3.1 mA
  • Dynamic range
    122 dB(A), 114 dB (CCIR)