Sennheiser MKH8070 Long Shotgun Microphone

$1,699.95 USD



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Sennheiser MKH8070 Overview

The Sennheiser MKH8070 features extreme directivity allowing very distant sources to be recorded accurately. This microphone is excellent for sporting events, wild life recording and broadcast production where close access is not possible. Having a natural sounding microphone without coloring the sound in off axis situations is always a concern. The MKH8070 and the MKH8060 both excel in this as their newly designed interference tubes minimize colorization. Sennheiser reports that the MKH8070 is designed in such a way that if 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 MKH8070 has extremely high tolerance for RF interference and is extremely weather-proof due to high-frequency circuitry. The Sennheiser MKH8070 includes the MKH8070C 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 MKH8070 Feature Highlights

  • Lobar pick-up pattern
  • Enhanced directivity
  • Very natural sound
  • Uncolored off-axis sound
  • Exceptionally low inherit self-noise
  • Extremely low distortion
  • Transformerless and fully floating balanced output
  • High output signal
  • Rugged metal housing
  • Non-reflective Nextel® coating
  • Exteremly weather-proof
  • Timbrally identical with other 8000-series mics

What’s Included:

  • Shotgun microphone MKH 8070
  • Microphone clip
  • Foamwindshield
  • Threaded transport tube
  • User manual


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  • Pick-up pattern lobar
  • Frequency response 45 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity -19 dBV/Pa (112 mV/Pa)
  • Max. sound pressure level 124 dB SPL
  • Equivalent noise level 8 dB(A) (DIN-IEC 651)
  • 21 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 432 mm
  • 465 mm with MZX 8000 XLR-module
  • Weight 300 g
  • 332 g with MZX 8000 XLR-module
  • Operating temperature -10 ᄚC to +60 ᄚC