Sennheiser ME-66 Microphone

The Sennheiser ME-66 microphone is one of the most loved mics around. And that’s because it’s good! It is a shotgun microphone head designed for use with the K6 and K6P phantom powering modules and is especially suitable for reporting, on location and for picking up quiet signals in noisy or environments by discriminates against sound not emanating from the main pick-up direction.

Sennheiser ME-66 microphone is a good alternative to the Sennheiser 416, and a great option if you are using a external recorder. It comes in a small pelicase with a Rycote Softie windshield, pistol grip and 2x XLR cables. The softie windshield is fine for most situations but if it is really windy then you might want to upgrade to the Sennheiser 416 which comes with a full windshield system. If you are just using it inside then the supplied foam windscreen will be enough.

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Sennheiser ME-66 Specs

Dimensions: Ø 22,5 x 221 mm
Frequency response (Microphone): 40 – 20000 Hz +- 2,5 dB
Transducer principle (Microphone): pre-polarised condenser microphone
Pick-up pattern: super-cardioid/lobar
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz): 50 mV/Pa +- 2,5 dB
Nominal impedance: 200 Ω (K6)
Min. terminating impedance: 1000 Ω (K6)
Equivalent noise level: 10 dB
Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3: 21 dB
Maximum sound pressure level (passive): 125 dB / 1 kHz (K = 1%)