Sennheiser MKH 8040 Stereo Microphone Set


Stereo Pair of Industry Standard Cardioid Condensers for Location Recording and Studio Workhorse SDC Applications

What we think:

The sennheiser mkh series mics are clear, accurate and detailed without ever giving even the slightest hint of being clinically accurate. These mics have a depth and richness that has really worked well for distant, diffuse field recordings, but they're equally at home up close on a piano or acoustic guitar. They are more clear, honest and open than the plethora of km84 style microphones on the market, but without going so far in the opposite direction that they sound sterile.

Manufacturer Description:

The MKH 8040 is a high-end cardioid studio condenser microphone from the modular MKH 8000 microphone series. The cardioid MKH 8040 is suitable for almost any application. It considerably reduces pick-up of a reverberant room. This is very helpful in rooms with poor acoustics or when disturbing sounds impinge mainly from the rear.



  • Exceptionally low inherent self-noise prevents masking of filigree sound structures
  • Symmetrical transducer technology ensures extremely low distortion
  • Extremely wide frequency response for an optimum resolution of the finest details
  • Transformerless and fully floating balanced output provides for easy connection at minimal distortion
  • High sensitivity ensures interference-free transmission with a high signal voltage
  • Frequency independent directional characteristics for minimum colouration in the direct and diffuse field
  • Rugged metal housing with non-reflective Nextel coating, making the microphone the ideal choice for in-vision use
  • Compact design and small diameter allow the unobtrusive positioning of the microphone, even close to instruments
  • Modular design provides for easy exchange of the microphone heads and the use of specially-tailored accessories to suit every application


 Package Includes:

  • pair of MKHC 8040 microphone heads
  • pair of MZX 8000 XLR modules
  • pair of MZQ 8000 microphone clips
  • pair of MZW 8000 windshields
  • User manual
  • Aluminum transport case

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