Sennheiser Microphone MK Series

Sennheiser Microphone MK Series AUDIO SYSTEMS

MK Series

Surprising talents. The right mic for your recordings.

It doesn’t matter if you are recording an idea for a song or a good demo at home, or if you are aiming to achieve the finest resolution and precision in a studio recording. Because regardless of the recording situation, the two microphones from the MK series of true condensers will ensure that your talent shines. The MK 4 is exceptionally easy to use, while the MK 8 is a versatile tool that gives you sufficient room for creative sound design.

Always the right choice

Always the right choice

The MK series answers every requirement that you might have. For those who simply want to make quality sound recordings, the MK 4 offers studio sound at a surprisingly low price. Meanwhile, the MK 8 provides sound experts with a wide range of options for shaping the sound. Both microphones are ideal for vocals, as overheads, as well as for acoustic guitars. In addition, the MK 4 has become the clear favourite for many engineers when it comes to guitar amps. Finally, the adjustable MK 8 performs exceptionally well with pianos, orchestras and as an ambience microphone.

Pure and resilient

Pure and resilient

The combination of the elastic capsule mount and selectable filters reduces impact and structure-borne noise to an absolute minimum. The MK microphones feature a low inherent self-noise and a maximum sound pressure level of 140 dB. This transforms them into sophisticated listeners that deliver crisp signals, even with wide dynamics and loud sources.

Powerful warmth

Powerful warmth

Both MK microphones feature 24-carat, gold-plated 1” diaphragms that provide you with a sound that you can only obtain from a true condenser microphone.

A sound that is warm, powerful and finely resolved across the audio frequency spectrum. Consequently, the finest nuances of vocals, speech and instruments will retain their natural presence.

Sturdy companions

Sturdy companions

Despite their detailed and fine studio sound, the MK mics are incredibly rugged tools. Their compact electronics, superior materials and zinc die-cast casing ensure that they are the perfect partner for rough recording environments.

Plug and Play: No Frills - Just Pure, Clear Sound

MK 4

Plug and Play: No Frills – Just Pure, Clear Sound

The MK 4 foregoes technical extravagance, instead focussing on providing the best possible sound quality. The true condenser, large-diaphragm microphone offers a powerful yet warm sound, which is both direct and tight with fine treble resolution.

The MK 4 was developed for professional users in project studios. However, it is equally well-suited for other recording environments and is sufficiently resilient for use on stage. It is also a microphone that is affordable for home recordists and musicians, as it combines the key elements of a good studio microphone with an attractive price. The finest sound structures are well resolved, while sound coming from the sides is picked up without colouration, which means that it does not alter the overall sound quality. Furthermore, the microphone has a very harmonious presence, featuring vivid mids and is also highly detailed in the bass range. At the same time, typical cardioid cancellation is relatively frequency-independent, which is quite unusual for a large-diaphragm mic.

Adjust and Shape: A Versatile Tool for Experienced Pros

MK 8

Adjust and Shape: A Versatile Tool for Experienced Pros

The MK 8 is a refined tool for the recording engineer who is seeking added control options. It features five selectable polar patterns (omni-directional, wide cardioid, cardioid, super-cardioid, figure-of-eight) and is fitted with low cut/roll-off filters, as well as a three-position pad switch.

Based on Sennheiser’s sophisticated series of large-diaphragm condensers, the MK 8 offers a defined bass, beautifully rounded-out mids and open treble. The MK 8 is direct and harmonious, delivering a finely resolved and very musical sound. In particular, professional users will appreciate its versatility – put simply, it can basically cater to any recording situation.

Specs: Details: Description:

MK 4

Professional quality cardioid condenser microphone for home, project, and professional studios. A 1” true condenser capsule produces powerful warm sound. Highly sensitive. Ideal for vocals, and acoustic instruments.

Technical Data

  • Dimensions
    160 x 57 mm (L x D)
  • Transducer principle (Microphone)
    externally polarized condenser microphone
  • Frequency response
    20 Hz – 20 kHz
    • Weight
      485 g
    • Pick-up pattern
      Cardioid
    • Nominal impedance
      ca. 50 Ω
    • Min. terminating impedance
      1000 Ω
    • AF sensitivity
      25 mV/Pa
    • Equivalent noise level
      10 dB(A)
    • Maximum sound pressure level (passiv)
      140 dB
    • Power supply
      48 V phantom powering (P48)
    • Current consumption
      3,1 mA
    • Dynamic range
      130 dB

 

MK 4 digital

The MK 4 digital unites the high-resolution sound of a true condenser mic with the simplicity and finesse of digital solutions. The sensitive A/D conversion is provided by high-end Apogee technology. Be it in the rehearsal room or in interviews: The MK 4 digital is easy to handle and can be used with iOS devices and with laptops.

Technical Data

Microphone

  • Dimensions
    approx. 160 x 57 mm (L x D)
  • Connector
    Hirose to Apple MFi Lightning connector
    Hirose to USB Type A
  • Frequency response
    20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
    • Sound pressure level (SPL)
      min. gain: 141 dB
      max. gain: 91 dB
    • Transducer principle
      externally polarized condenser microphone
    • Weight
      approx. 485 g
    • Pick-up pattern
      cardioid
    • Storage temperature
      –20°C to +70°C
    • Operating temperature
      0°C to +40°C
    • Gain
      0-50 dB
    • Sensitivity
      min. gain: –61 dBFS (80 dB SPL, 1 kHz)
      max. gain: –11 dBFS (80 dB SPL, 1 kHz)
    • Noise Level
      @ min. gain: -117 dBFS (A)
      @ max.gain: -79 dBFS(A)