Sennheiser ME66/K6 Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Kit
- Super-cardioid/lobar pick-up pattern
- Low inherent self-noise
- High sensitivity
- Wide frequency response
- Switchable bass roll-off filter protects against rumble, handling, pop and wind noise
- High output low noise
- Transformerless balanced output on 3-pin XLR connector
Sennheiser ME66/K6 Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Kit is a popular choice among video, film, and ENG/EFP professionals. The capsule features a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern, yielding great attenuation at the sides of the microphone while maximizing pickup at the front. The result is a focused pickup in highly ambient environments. A wide 40 - 20,000 Hz frequency response provides detailed, accurate signal reproduction. The kit also includes the K6 modular power supply. The K6 houses a standard AA alkaline battery and is also capable of accepting phantom power from outside sources. Its compact design allows for video camera mounting. The ME66 is at home in event videography, ENG and EFP use, video depositions, corporate media applications, and film.
Sennheiser ME 66 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone Head
The Sennheiser ME 66 is a supercardioid shotgun condenser microphone designed to provide focused sound pickup for boom operators, sound engineers, and videographers in ENG, EFP, video and television production, broadcast, and interviews. Its supercardioid/lobar polar pattern delivers a tight, focused pickup area with effective rejection of sounds from the sides and rear of the mic. A wide 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response ensures accurate signal capture across the frequency spectrum, making it welcome for recording dialog, Foley, sound effects, and ambient noise.
With high sensitivity and maximum SPL ratings, it works well with a variety of preamps and can handle both hushed and loud sound sources. Its low self-noise yields an improved signal-to-noise ratio appropriate for typical digital recording systems.
The ME 66 easily attaches to a K6 or K6P powering module (required and available separately) for simple integration with standard microphone preamps. Its compact body allows camera and boompole mounting while remaining out of the shot.
Effective Noise Rejection
Highly directional supercardioid/lobar polar pattern yields enhanced attenuation at the sides of the microphone and maximum pickup at the front
Wide Frequency Response
40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response for detailed, accurate signal reproduction
High Maximum SPL
High 125 dB maximum SPL provides distortion-free recording of loud sources
Compact enclosure enables lightweight use on video cameras and boompoles
Easily attaches to K6 or K6P powering modules (available separately) for stable power
Matte black, anodized, scratch-resistant finish
Sennheiser K6 Microphone System Powering Module (Phantom/Battery)
The K6 Microphone System Powering Module by Sennheiser is the compatible base for many modular capsules. It features high output levels with low noise, a switchable bass roll-off, and transformerless balanced output.
The K6 can operate on a single AA battery (not included) or phantom power. Its on/off switch also has a battery test position, so you can be sure you have enough juice. The K6's anodized, matte-black finish will resist abrasions to maintain a professional appearance, even under rigorous usage.
K6 Microphone System Powering Module:
- High output, low noise operation
- Switchable bass roll-off filter @ 100Hz
- Transformerless balanced output
- On/Off switch with battery test position
- Battery or phantom powered
- Anodized scratch-resistant finish
|Power Requirement||Supplied by K6|
|Dimensions||8.7 x .885" (221 x 22.5mm) LxDiameter|
|Frequency Response||40 Hz - 20 kHz, (+/- 2.5 dB)|
|Max Input Sound Level||125 dB, (@ 1 kHz, THD = 1%)|
|Dynamic Range||115 dB|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||84 dB|
|Weight||2.32 oz. (65 g)|