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  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • 3-Pin XLR Connection
  • 15 Hz - 50 kHz Frequency Response
  • 48 V Phantom Power
Sennheiser MKH8040 Cardioid Condenser Sennheiser MKH8040 Cardioid Condenser
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The Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioid Microphone is a professional low-profile condenser for capturing vocals, instruments and ambiance in recording and sound reinforcement applications. The modular design consists of the MKHC-8040 cardioid capsule and the MZX-8000 XLR module / output stage.

The cardioid capsule minimizes feedback and off-axis audio. The symmetrical transducer with two back-plates yields extremely low distortion. The wide frequency response provides exceptional detail and transparency. With its pristine audio quality and compact design the MKH-8040 is ideal for almost any application.

Key Features


  • Cardioid Pickup
    The cardioid polar pattern yields a generous pickup area while minimizing off-axis noise and feedback.
  • Modular Design
    The modular design consists of the MKHC-8040 cardioid capsule and the MZX-8000 XLR module / output stage.
  • Symmetrical Transducer
    The capsule features a symmetrical transducer with two back-plates resulting in extremely low distortion.
  • Wide Frequency Response
    A wide frequency response of 30Hz to 50kHz ensures accurate reproduction of instruments, ambiance, vocals, etc.

What's Included

  • Sennheiser MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • MKHC-8040 Cardioid Capsule
  • MZX-8000 XLR Module
  • MZQ 8000 Microphone Clip
  • MZW 8000 Windshield
  • Aluminum Transport Case
  • Warranty


Product Specifications


Detailed Specifications
Transducer         Condenser
Polar Pattern     Cardioid
Frequency Response     15Hz - 50kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical)     Not Specified By Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio     22dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 142dB SPL
Power Requirements     48V +/- 4V
Output Impedance     Nominal: 25 Ohm
Min. Terminating: 1000 Ohm
Output Connectors     3-pin XLR
Pad     No
Low Frequency Roll-Off     No
Dimensions (LxDiameter)     1.61 x 0.74" (41 x 19mm)
Weight     0.88 oz. - 1.93 oz. with XLR Module (25 g - 55 g with XLR Module)

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Sennheiser MKH8040 Cardioid Condenser

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