The MKE 440 has 2 aligned and matched mini shotgun mics, ensuring that the MKE 440 captures the audio you want. The stainless steel micro-mesh wind protection reduces wind noise and protects the fine high frequency details in your sound. This microphone provides nicely balanced stereo ambience and amplifies the sound source in front of your camera.
Key Features: Sennheiser MKE 440 compact stereo shotgun microphone
For generating stereo sound, where 2 microphones are needed, shotguns are not commonly used. Therefore, many stereo videos sound distant and reverberant while a lot of unwanted off-focus noise is captured.
Sennheiser’s solution is a new, patented V-shaped design of 2 shotguns which covers a stereo width equivalent to the image created by common 35-mm camera lenses. The spread is very uniform and delivers high speech intelligibility in its capture focus.
Patented Shockmount against handling noise
Microphones are susceptible to noise when being handled, e.g. when the camera they are mounted to is moved. That’s why the MKE 440 is fitted with a specially developed shockmount. Exactly adjusted to the weight and dimensions of the shotgun microphone tube, it ensures optimal rejection of handling noise. The rubber suspension is secured within the protecting metal mesh.
High dynamic electronics
The integrated battery-powered, high dynamic electronic circuit matches the output signal of the MKE 440 to the camera’s input sensitivity. Therefore, it can work with a dynamic range from the most delicate sounds to screaming-loud rock music. The low cut filter reduces structure-borne noise and low-frequency wind noise. The MKE 440 offers extra-long operation time of more than 100 hours on a pair of AAA batteries and even delivers full audio performance on low battery status.
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- Dimensions: 67 x 106 x 128 mm
- Connector: 3.5 mm jack plug
- Frequency response: 50 Hz to 20 kHz
- Max. sound pressure level: 132 dB SPL
- Weight: approx. 165 g (without battery)
- Pick-up pattern: Stereo, super-cardioid
- Operating temperature: –10 °C to +55 °C
- Operating time: > 100 h
- Power supply: 2 x AAA
- Low-cut filter: switchable
- Sensitivity: switchable