The Sennheiser MKH 8070 long shotgun microphone was speciallydesigned for picking up distant sources of sound in bestquality. Its very natural sound makes it the ideal choicefor major broadcast and sporting events. Featuringextreme directivity and a pronounced lobar pick-uppattern it will reliably capture that magic moment froma distance, even under the toughest sonic and climaticconditions.
The MKH 8000 series has been designed to capture the soul ofsound, reproducing the music with an unprecedented warmth andtransparency. Without taking away from the unique clarity thatMKH symmetrical microphones are famous for, the 8000 series has anatural subtle warmth that has to be heard to be appreciated. Voiceswill sound rich and detailed; piano, strings and wind instruments willhave that special ‘character’, while percussive instruments benefitfrom a fast attack and a dynamic, powerful reproduction.
The MKH capsules incorporate asymmetrical design with the diaphragm located between the normal back plateand an additional, identical front plate. This design provides both acoustical andelectrical symmetry and is the most powerful way to eliminate transducer nonlinearityand accompanied harmonic and intermodulation distortion. Their uniquesymmetrical construction enables the MKH microphones to pick up subtleties inthe music lost to other microphones—for instance, the subtle harmonics in anunaccompanied choir, the complex sound patterns of a 12-string guitar andmuch more.
While the inherentnoise in conventional microphones tends to mask quieter sounds and thuslimits the dynamic range, the MKH microphones employ the unique principle ofthe radio-frequency condenser microphone, resulting in an outstandingly lowself-noise. The special capsule design reflects the frequency-dependent responseof the human hearing, and provides an excellent signal-to-noise ratio in thefrequency range where the human ear is most sensitive to noise. This resultsin small-diaphragm MKH microphones being quieter even than most large diaphragmcondenser microphones.
The acousticproperties of the MKH capsule design enable the high-frequency response tobe extended beyond the limits of the standard audio CD format, enabling thesemicrophones to fully utilize the potential of digital recording formats with highersampling rates.
All directional patterns havebeen carefully designed for minimal deviation from the ideal patterns over theentire frequency range. The unique technical design characteristics of the MKHsymmetrical microphone series means that the designer no longer has to makecompromises between frequency response, polar pattern and low noise—nowhe can have it all: wide frequency response, ultra low noise and a polar responseclose to the theoretical ideal.
All MKH 8000 Series microphones and accessoriesare coated with black Nextel®, ensuring that there will be no disturbing reflectionseven in the brightest of film and television lights.