Beyerdynamic MCE 85 PV Shotgun Microphone

$199.99 USD



The MCE 85 can be mounted to film cameras, DSLR cameras or digital camcorders for high-quality recordings in outdoor applications or in theatres and studios with fishpole boom or as handhelds. Due to the polar pattern signals from the side or back are eliminated. A switchable bass roll-off filter eliminates unwanted low frequencies at a cut-off frequency of 160 Hz. An integrated footfall sound insulation avoids the transmission of noise below 40 Hz. To avoid wind noise when used outdoors, a windshield must be used.

The MCE 85 PV can be powered by any phantom power source supplying 11 to 52 V. If no phantom power is available, we recommend using the MCE 85 BA version, which can also be powered by an 1.5 V battery.

Key Features:

  • Lobe polar pattern
  • Wide frequency response
  • Selectable bass roll-off
  • Matt, non-glare surface


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Transducer type Condenser (back electret)
Operating principle Pressure gradient
Polar pattern Supercardioid/lobe
Frequency response 40 - 19,000 Hz (switchable bass roll-off filter at 160 Hz)
Open circuit voltage at 1 kHz (0 dB = 1 V/Pa) -30.0 dBV = 31.6 mV/Pa ᄆ3 dB
Nominal impedance 200 Ω
Load impedance ≥1 kΩ
Rejection factor >68 dB
Max. SPL at 1 kHz 118 dB
Volume range 99 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio rel. to 1 Pa 75 dB (A-weighted, RMS)
Equivalent SPL 19 dB (A-weighted, RMS)
Noise voltage 5.6 μVrms (A-weighted, RMS)
Polarity Positive pressure at the diaphragm produces a positive voltage on pin 2
Connection 3-pin male XLR (2 = +, 3 = -, 1 = ground)
Voltage supply 11 - 52 V phantom power
Power consumption 2.4 mA, typ.
Temperature range (at <90% humidity) -20 ᄚC to +65 ᄚC
Length 200 mm
Diameter 23 mm
Weight 81 g