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Sennheiser MKH 8040 Cardioid Microphone - 506289

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SKU: 506289

Sennheiser MKH 8040 Cardioid Microphone - 506289

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Sennheiser MKH 8040 (MKH8040, MKH-8040) Cardioid microphone complete with XLR module, clip and windshield, SKU: 506289

Versatile cardioid microphone. Especially suited to applications in rooms with poor acoustics or when disturbing sounds impinge mainly from the rear. Balanced frequency response. Extremely low distortion.



Due to its cardioid pick-up pattern the MKH 8040 is perfectly suitable for a wide range of applications. It features a balanced frequency response throughout the whole pick-up pattern, as well as a significantly reduced pick-up of rear sound without depriving it of its natural timbre: Very valuable talents when used in rooms with poor acoustics or when disturbing sounds impinge mainly from the rear.


  • Cardioid pick-up pattern

  • Modular Design

  • Wide frequency response: 30 – 50,000 Hz

  • Extremely low distortion

  • Extremely low inherent self-noise

  • Balanced frequency response within the pick-up pattern

  • Very even directional diagram

  • Non-reflective Nextel® coating

  • Ideal as a spot microphone and for surround recordings

  • Timbrally identical with the other 8000-series microphones for optimum aural compatibility

Key Features


  • Microphone head MKHC 8040
  • XLR module MZX 8000
  • Microphone clip MZQ 8000
  • Windshield MZW 8000
  • User manual
  • Aluminium transport case


Technical Data

Dimensions Ø 19 mm, L 41 mm (74 mm with XLR module)  
Transducer principle (Microphone) RF condenser microphone  
Frequency response 30 - 50000 Hz  
Weight 25 g (55 g with XLR module)  
Audio output XLR-3M balanced, transformerless, floating  
Pick-up pattern cardioid  
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz) 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV/Pa)  
Nominal impedance 25 Ω  
Min. terminating impedance 1000 Ω  
Phantom powering 48 V +/- 4 V  
Equivalent noise level 13 dB  
Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3 22 dB  
Maximum sound pressure level (passiv) 142 dB SPL  
Current consumption 3,3 mA