SENNHEISER MKE 40 Lavalier
SENNHEISER MKE 40 Lavalier
SENNHEISER MKE 40 Lavalier Frequency Response
SENNHEISER MKE 40 Lavalier Frequency Response
SENNHEISER MKE 40 Lavalier Polar Pattern
SENNHEISER MKE 40 Lavalier Polar Pattern
In a nutshell

Sennheiser MKE 40 cardioid belongs to MKE electret series introduced in the Eighties, with which Sennheiser was one of the first to reach high-standard miniaturization, combining sturdiness, stability in the long run and good sensitivity to temperature and humidity. MKE 40 remains the reference for cardioid lavalier mikes. The necessity of clearing inlets to obtain right polar pattern has led to bulkiness, so this mike cannot be concealed on an actor. Its directivity has made it very popular on wired TV sets because of its insensitivity to back wave. Like all pressure gradient mikes, MKE 40 is wind and fast movement sensitive. So it should be used with supplied windscreen, at least to avoid plosives when it is placed right under mouth. MKE 40 is supplied with fixing accessories, among which is a magnetic clip.

This product is commonly named:

Sennheiser MKE 40, Sennheiser MKE40, Sennheiser MKE-40, MKE 2, MKE40, MKE-40

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Technical specifications
Type & Power

Statique à électret (cravate), alim. par boîtier pile 6LR61 (9V.) ou Ph. 12/48 V. (adaptateur), conso. 2.6 mA.

Sensibility

8 mV/Pa ; niveau max. 133 dB SPL pour THD<1%.

Directivity & Bandwidth

Gradient de pression ; cardioïde, BP : 40 - 16 kHz, ± 3 dB.

Connectors & Dimensions

Dimensions 2.6 cm x 1.2 cm (diam.), masse 0.015 kg. Conn. pour émetteur HF/adaptateur Ph. 48 V, XLR3M

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