Sennheiser MKH416 P48 Short Interference Microphone  From Sennheiser

One of the most used and revered shotgun mics. Excellent for voiceovers, video dialogue, field recording, and even as a room mic for drums!

Sennheiser

$999.00

Retail:  $1,249.00

"Experience the Difference"

Sound Pure's 3-Year Warranty

Close
Our Free 3-Year Warranty!
In addition to the standard included manufacturer warranty, virtually all new products carry our exclusive, industry-leading, absolutely free, Sound Pure 3-Year Warranty, which includes PARTS & LABOR. This high-value perk is our way of providing the ultimate in added value to enhance the unique personal touch our small, dedicated team contributes to each purchase.
Learn more »

Lifetime Support

Close
Free Lifetime Technical Support!
Our small team of dedicated experts is here to help the original purchaser for the lifetime of the product. Why? Because we care about building real relationships with our customers for life and stand behind every product we sell.

Free Shipping

Close
This Product Ships Free!
Products ship from our well-located, climate- and humidity-controlled warehouse absolutely free (inside the continental USA). Low-cost international shipping options exist for most products.
Contact us for details »

No Sales Tax Outside North Carolina

In Stock!
Ships immediately after order processed!
Payments as low as $22/mo.

Want a lower price?
Call or email us!
888-528-9703
sales@soundpure.com

What We Think

The 416 is our "go to" microphone for recording on screen dialogue for our videos due to it's excellent focus, isolation, and frequency response tailored for a clear and pronounced voice representation. We found aiming the 416 slightly lower than the speaker's mouth (more towards their chest) produces a full bodied and articulate dialogue recording, even when the mic is placed several feet away to remain out of the camera's line of sight. 

In addition to on screen dialogue and voiceover recording, the 416 also makes for a fantastic room or mono overhead drum mic. Its super-cardioid polar pattern produces an incredibly tight and focused image of the kit and adds room "depth" without getting washy. 

Manufacturer's Description from Sennheiser

The venerable MKH 416 is a compact pressure-gradient microphone with short interference tube, highly immune to humidity due to its RF condenser design. Featuring high directivity, low self noise, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection, the MKH 416 can handle difficult exterior filming and reporting conditions without any difficulty. Supercardioid/lobe pattern, matte black finish, supplied with the MZW415 windscreen

Features

  • Pressure gradient receiver with short interference tube
  • Hypercardioid at low and medium frequency
  • Above 2kHz approaches lobar pattern

Delivery Includes

  • MKH 416 P 48
  • MZW 415 windshield
  • MZQ 100 microphone clamp
Sennheiser

About Manufacturer

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

Technical Data
Current consumption 2 mA
Dimensions d 0.7 x 9.8 in (19 x 250 mm)
Equivalent noise level 13 dB
Equivalent noise level 24 dB
Frequency response (microphone) 40 - 20,000 Hz
Max. sound pressure level (passive) 130 dB Phantom
Min. terminating impedance 800 Ω
Nominal impedance 25 Ω
Pick-up pattern Super-cardioid/lobar
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz) 25 mV/Pa +- 1 dB
Voltage 48 ± 4 V Phantom

Downloads

Action

Name

Description

MKH16 P48 Instructions for Use

MKH416 Product Sheet