Sennheiser MKH8060 Compact Shotgun Microphone

$1,249.95 USD



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Sennheiser MKH8060 Overview

The Sennheiser MKH8060 is a very versatile short shotgun microphone. Its compact dimensions and light weight make it ideal for mounting onto a camera for production work with a boompole. Having a natural sounding microphone without coloring the sound in off axis situations is always a concern and the MKH8060 excels here. This mic is particularly helpful when in an indoor situation where off axis room reflections can color the sound. With the new design of the interference tubes, the coloring is minimized. Sennheiser reports that the MKH8060 is designed in such a way that if the microphone is off axis, the sound only becomes quieter and the color of the audio does not change. As is typical of Sennheiser mics in general, the MKH8060 has extremely high tolerance for RF interference and is extremely weather-proof due to high-frequency circuitry. The Sennheiser  MKH8060 includes the MKH8060C capsule and MZX8000 XLR-Adapter Module.

As part of the MKH8000 family, both the MKH8060 and MKH8070 can be used with the MZD8000 digital module and the MZF8000 filter module. The MZD8000 turns the microphones into digital microphones with AES42 specs. The MZF8000 features a -10dB pad and a switchable roll off filter.

Sennheiser MKH8060 Feature Highlights

  • Super-cardioid/lobar pick-up pattern
  • Very natural sound
  • Undistorted off-axis sound
  • Exceptionally low inherent self-noise
  • Extremely low distortion
  • Transformerless and fully floating balanced output
  • High output signal
  • Rugged metal housing
  • Non-reflective Nextel® coating
  • Extremely weather-proof due to RF circuit
  • Ideal for camera mounting due to compact design
  • Becomes a digital mic when combined with the MZD 8000 digital module
  • Timbrally identical with the other 8000-series microphones for optimum aural compatibility

What’s Included:

  • Shotgun microphone MKH 8060
  • Microphone clip
  • Foamwindshield
  • Threaded transport tube
  • User manual


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  • Pick-up pattern super-cardiod/lobar
  • Frequency response 50 Hz to 25 kHz
  • Sensitivity -24 dBV/Pa (63 mV/Pa)
  • Max. sound pressure level 129 dB SPL
  • Equivalent noise level 11 dB(A) (DIN-IEC 651)
  • 23 dB (CCIR 268-3)
  • Nominal impedance 25 ohms
  • Min. terminating impedance 2 k ohms
  • Phantom powering 48 V ᄆ 4 V (P48, IEC 61938)
  • Current consumption 3.3 mA
  • Diameter 19 mm
  • Length 145 mm
  • 178 mm with MZX 8000 XLR-module
  • Weight 80 g
  • 112 g with MZX 8000 XLR-module
  • Operating temperature -10 ᄚC to +60 ᄚC