Sennheiser MD 421 II

MFR# 984
Sennheiser MD 421 II
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Cardioid dynamic with five position bass rolloff switch, includes MZA421 lock-on stand adapter (30.0 oz)
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In the 35 years since it was introduced, Sennheiser’s versatile and robust MD 421 has become a classic, and one of the company’s most popular dynamic microphones in the recording studio or on the road. The Sennheiser MD 421 II Dynamic Microphone continues the tradition, its large diaphragm, directional cardioid response and ability to handle high sound pressure levels making it the go-to choice for a broad range of instruments, including electric guitar, wind instruments (particularly brass) and drums, especially toms and percussion. Its full-bodied performance, clarity and switch-selectable low-frequency roll-off control also lends itself to group vocals and radio broadcast applications.


  • Glass composite housing and hardened stainless steel basket—rugged and durable
  • Five position bass roll-off switch—compensates for proximity effect
  • Effective feedback rejection
  • Clear sound reproduction
  • Easy handling due to pronounced directivity
  • Acoustic components enclosed in inner chassis—reduced sensitivity to dust and humidity
  • Internal bass tubes—accurate low-end response
  • Handles exceptionally high sound pressure levels
Technical Specifications

Additional Information

Condition New
Package Contents Includes microphone clamp for 3/8" thread
Length 215 mm
Diameter 49 mm
Unit Weight 385 g
Transducer Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required No
Impedance Nominal: < 200 Ohms / Minimum terminating: 200 Ohms
Frequency Range 30 Hz - 17 kHz
Sensitivity -54 dBV/Pa (2 mV)

Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

Toms and Cabs
I have 3 of these and wouldn't trade them for the world. My go to Tom mic, alternate guitar cab mic, or bass cab. Just does the job every time.
Review by Jon A / (Posted on 5/16/2017)
Rock solid on toms
On the recommendation of Jacob from VK Just bought a set of 3 for my toms. Their everything I've read about and imagined. Powerful, punchy, in your face - can kiss the toms closely without breaking up
Review by bobbyboots / (Posted on 5/4/2017)
The best Tom-Tom mic of all time!!
The 421 is killer on toms. Just the right amount of sensitivity so as not to pick up resonances and too much bleed. Takes EQ great..not to mention it takes a beating from stray stick hits year after year!
Review by Chad S / (Posted on 5/2/2017)

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