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Sennheiser ME66/K6 Shotgun Microphone System Includes ME66 Directional Microphone

The ME 66 is a shotgun microphone head designed for use with the K6 and K6P powering modules. Matt black, anodised, scratch-resistant finish.

  • Super-cardioid/lobar pick-up pattern
  • Highly directional
  • Low inherent self-noise
  • High sensitivity Wide frequency response

The Sennheiser ME 66 is a supercardioid shotgun condenser microphone designed to provide focused sound pickup for boom operators, sound engineers, and videographers in ENG, EFP, video and television production, broadcast, and interviews. Its supercardioid/lobar polar pattern delivers a tight, focused pickup area with effective rejection of sounds from the sides and rear of the mic. A wide 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response ensures accurate signal capture across the frequency spectrum, making it welcome for recording dialog, Foley, sound effects, and ambient noise.

With high sensitivity and maximum SPL ratings, it works well with a variety of preamps and can handle both hushed and loud sound sources. Its low self-noise yields an improved signal-to-noise ratio appropriate for typical digital recording systems.

The ME 66 easily attaches to a K6 or K6P powering module (required and available separately) for simple integration with standard microphone preamps. Its compact body allows camera and boompole mounting while remaining out of the shot.

Effective Noise Rejection
Highly directional supercardioid/lobar polar pattern yields enhanced attenuation at the sides of the microphone and maximum pickup at the front
Wide Frequency Response
40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response for detailed, accurate signal reproduction
High Maximum SPL
High 125 dB maximum SPL provides distortion-free recording of loud sources
Compact Design
Compact enclosure enables lightweight use on video cameras and boompoles
Powering Options
Easily attaches to K6 powering module for stable power

Dimensions
Ø 22,5 x 221 mm
Frequency response (Microphone)
40 – 20000 Hz +- 2,5 dB
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz)
50 mV/Pa +- 2,5 dB
Nominal impedance
200 Ω (K6)
Min. terminating impedance
1000 Ω (K6)
Equivalent noise level
10 dB
Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3
21 dB
Maximum sound pressure level (passive)
125 dB / 1 kHz (K = 1%)

It is especially suitable for reporting, film and broadcast location applications and for picking up quiet signals in noisy or acoustically live environments as it discriminates against sound not emanating from the main pick-up direction.