SENNHEISER MKH 50 Frequency Response
SENNHEISER MKH 50 Frequency Response
SENNHEISER MKH 50 Polar Pattern
SENNHEISER MKH 50 Polar Pattern
In a nutshell

Sennheiser MKH 50 supercardioid belongs to Sennheiser MKH xx series which, thanks to a unique condenser polarization process, provides very high output level (switchable -10 dB attenuator) and background noise reduction, especially useful on very low signals or with poor preamps. These microphones are not very climate sensitive (immune to cold, heat, humidity) and have proved their worth in extreme conditions, from Sahara to Himalaya. Transient response is particularly good, but can be awkward on boom: we strongly advise use of built-in low-cut filter when it is mounted on boom or stand.

Our recommendations

Though it has a lower bass frequency response than MKH 40 cardioid microphone, MKH 50 hypercardioid is wind and fast movement sensitive. A foam windscreen should be used indoors when microphone is on a boom, and Rycote type windscreen is required outdoors. Its lower bass frequency response and its polar pattern, tighter than cardioid, make it very popular with TV films.

This product is commonly named:

Sennheiser MKH 50, Sennheiser MKH50, Sennheiser MKH-50, MKH 50, MKH50, MKH-50

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What they think about

Un des meilleurs hypercardio de prise de son pour la voix, aussi polyvalent sur du texte que sur des voix chantées, sa directivité et sa présence sont aussi bien adaptées aux voix de femmes et à la texture des voix graves.
Solide, fiable, résistant et léger !

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!

Technical specifications
Type & Power

Statique à condensateur, alim. 48 V.Ph., conso. 2 mA.


25 mV/Pa ; niveau max. 134 dB SPL pour THD<1% ; attén. -10 dB.

Directivity & Bandwidth

Gradient de pression ; hypercardioïde, BP : 40 - 20 kHz, ± 3 dB. Coupe-bas : -4dB/50 Hz.

Connectors & Dimensions

Dimensions 15.3 cm x 2.5 cm (diam.), masse 0.1 kg. Conn. XLR3M

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