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Sennheiser MKE 600 (MKE600) Shotgun ENG Microphone - 505453

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Sennheiser MKE 600 (MKE600) Shotgun ENG Microphone - 505453

£223.20 (inc VAT) £186.00 (exc VAT)

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Sennheiser MKE-600 (MKE 600, MKE600) shotgun microphone for video journalists, NOW BACK IN STOCK

 

The MKE 600 can master even the toughest video sound challenges. Its high level of directivity ensures that it picks up sound from the front of the camera whilst attenuating unwanted sound coming from the sides and rear.

Wind noise is reduced by the foam windshield supplied, while a switchable low-cut filter additionally minimises wind and handling noise.

The MKE 600 can be phantom powered or operated on an AA battery for about 150 hours.

 

Key Features

Key features

Exceptional directivity

Maximal rejection of side noise

Full bodied sound with good LF response

High speech intelligibility

Switchable low-cut filter

Flexible Phantom or battery powering

Battery switch with “Low Batt” indicator 150 hour operation

Rugged All-metal housing

Very good suppression of structure-borne noise

Supplied with foam windshield and shock mount


 

The new MKE 600 shotgun microphone provides video journalists with a microphone that can master even the toughest video sound challenges. Its high level of directivity ensures that it picks up sound from the camera direction while reliably avoiding unwanted background noise. The switchable low-cut filter makes sure that handling and wind noise is minimised. Users can expect a very lifelike, full-bodied sound with good bass response and pleasant speech reproduction with high intelligibility.

 

Reporting and media productions have an increasingly broad base nowadays, with information needing to be transmitted extremely quickly, which also means that the technology used has to be as uncomplicated as possible , er. The MKE 600 is the ideal microphone for video journalists who want to produce a report or a film in perfect video and audio quality but do not wish to resort to highly professional shotgunmicrophonesor a separate wireless link. In developing the MKE 600, we paid particular attention to achieving a high level of directivity and a balanced sound

A shock mount with an integral flashmount adapter is included to enable the sturdy MKE 600 to be fixed to a video camera without difficulties. The special design of the shock mount prevents handling noise from being transmitted to the microphone. Like any other shotgun microphone, the MKE 600 can, of course, also be used on a microphone boom.


Independent of phantom powering

For cameras that do not provide phantom power, the MKE 600 can be powered by a standard AA battery. A switch is provided to deactivate the battery power when the camera is not in use, thus preventing the battery from being discharged. An LED on the battery switch (“Low Batt”) indicates when the battery voltage is low, at which point the video journalist still has a reserve of around eight hours.


Professional accessories

The MKE 600 comes fully equipped with a foam windshield that reduces wind noise by around 25 dB; the shock mount and a carrying case are also included. For outside broadcasting, a ‘blimp’ basket windshield (MZH 600) – a combined foam windshield and hairy cover that reduces wind noise more effectively than a foam windshield – is available as an optional accessory. A further option is a coiled connecting cable (KA 600) from an XLR-3 connector to a 3.5 mm jack plug.

 

Items included

MKE 600 gun microphone

MZS 600 shock mount for camera light-shoe

MZW 600 foam windshield

Instruction manual

Carrying pouch

 

Accessories

MZQ 600 microphone clamp

For microphone stands

KA 600 connection cable

Spiral cable, female XLR-3 connector to 3.5mm jack

 

MZH 600 Windshield

Front Softie Windshield for the MKE 600 Mircrophone

 

 

The new MKE 600 shotgun microphone from audio specialist Sennheiser provides video journalists with a microphone that can master even the toughest video sound challenges. Its high level of directivity ensures that it picks up sound from the camera direction while reliably avoiding unwanted background noise. The switchable low-cut filter makes sure that handling and wind noise is minimised. Users can expect a very lifelike, full-bodied sound with good bass response and pleasant speech reproduction with high MKE 600 shotgun micintelligibility.


“Reporting and media productions have an increasingly broad base nowadays, with information needing to be transmitted extremely quickly, which also means that the technology used has to be as uncomplicated as possible,” explained Kai Lange, Product Manager Wired Microphones at Sennheiser. “With the MKE 600, we are presenting the ideal microphone for video journalists who want to produce a report or a film in perfect video and audio quality but do not wish to resort to highly professional shotgun microphones or a separate wireless link. In developing the MKE 600, we paid particular attention to achieving a high level of directivity and a balanced sound.”MZH 600 blimp

A shock mount with an integral flashmount adapter is included to enable the sturdy MKE 600 to be fixed to a video camera without difficulties. The special design of the shock mount prevents handling noise from being transmitted to the microphone. Like any other shotgun microphone, the MKE 600 can, of course, also be used on a microphone boom.

 

Independent of phantom powering
For cameras that do not provide phantom power, the MKE 600 can be powered by a standard AA battery. A switch is provided to deactivate the battery power when the camera is not in use, thus preventing the battery from being discharged. An LED on the battery switch (“Low Batt”) indicates when the battery voltage is low, at which point the video journalist still has a reserve of around eight hours – “built-in recording security,” as Kai Lange explained.

 

Professional accessories
The MKE 600 comes fully equipped with a foam windshield that reduces wind noise by around 25 dB; the shock mount and a carrying case are also included. For outside broadcasting, a ‘blimp’ basket windshield (MZH 600) – a combined foam windshield and hairy cover that reduces wind noise more effectively than a foam windshield – is available as an optional accessory. A further option is a coiled connecting cable (KA 600) from an XLR-3 connector to a 3.5 mm jack plug.

The MKE 600 will be available from IBC 2012.

Visit Sennheiser at IBC 2012, Hall 8, Stand No. D 50.

 

 

Technical Data MKE 600  
Pick-up pattern    super-cardioid/lobar
Frequency response       40 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity with P48 phantom power   21 mV/Pa
Sensitivity with battery power        19 mV/Pa
Max. sound pressure level with P48    132 dB SPL
Max. SPL with battery power   126 dB SPL
Equivalent noise level with P48  15 dB (A)
Equivalent noise level with battery power 16 dB (A)
Power supply      48 V ± 4 V (P48, IEC 61938) via
  XLR-3 or AA battery/rechargeable
  battery (1.5 V/1.2 V)
Current consumption with P48     4.4 mA
Operating time with battery   approx. 150 h
“Low Batt” indicator   < 1.05 V; approx. 8 h remaining
  operating time after initial indication
   
Diameter       20 mm
Length  256 mm
Weight 128 g (without battery)
Operating temperature –10 °C to +60 °C

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