Sennheiser MKH8040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

$1,199.95 USD



Sennheiser MKH8040 Overview

For years the Sennheiser MKH line of microphones has been the standard for the most precise and accurate recording quality in film, theatre or studio applications. The MKH8000 series is a modular series that brings a warmth and versatility to the already very popular line. The MKH8040 is a Cardioid Microphone suitable for almost any application but is particularly suited to reduce pick-up of reverberation in a live room with poor acoustics. Its small size also aids tremendously in mic placement with low ceilings or restricted mounting room. The Sennheiser MKH8040 measures 19mm in diameter and only 74 mm in length when coupled with its XLR module. Sennheiser mics are known for their resistance to humid conditions and extraneous RF.


  • Cardioid pick-up pattern
  • Modular design
  • Wide frequency response 30 to 50,000 Hz
  • Symmetrial transducer with 2 backplates providing extremely low distortion
  • Extremely low inherent self-noise
  • Accurate directional pattern
  • Non reflective Nextel coating
  • Ideal as a spot microphone and for surround recordings
  • Also available in stereo pairs

Included Items:

  • MKH8040 Microphone Head
  • MZX 8000 XLR Module
  • MZQ 8000 Windshield (Foam)
  • Aluminum Transport Case

Sennheiser MZF 8000 Filter Module (recommended for boom pole use)


Frequency response:      30 – 50000 Hz
Weight:      25 g (55 g with XLR module)
Audio Output:      XLR-3M balanced, transformerless, floating
Sensitivity:      20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV/Pa)
Nominal impedance:     25 Ω
Min. terminating impedance:     1000 Ω
Phantom powering:     48 V +/- 4 V
Equivalent noise level:     13 dB
Maximum sound pressure level:     142 dB SPL
Current consumption:     3,3 mA


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