Sennheiser is launching the MKH 8000 series of microphones, available in three model sets ($1,299 each): the MKH 8020 (omnidirectional), the MKH 8040 (cardioid), and the MKH 8050 (supercardioid).
Each model consists of two modules, the microphone head and a separate XLR module. The XLR module may be removed so that the mic head can attach directly to one of Sennheiser's remote capsule accessories. The black Nextel coating of the MKH 8000 series is meant to help eliminate reflections and further optimize the mics.
The frequency responses of the MKH 8000 microphones are 10 Hz to 60 kHz (for the MKH 8020) and 30 Hz to 50 kHz (for the MKH 8040 and the MKH 8050). The mics have a high maximum sound pressure level (SPL) of 138 dB (for the MKH 8020) and 142 dB (for the MKH 8040 and MKH 8050).
Available accessories include floor stands, extension tubes, shockmounts, remote cables, table stands, ceiling mounts, clamps, and various fixtures. In all accessories, the signal-transmitting components have two channels to allow stereo signals or dual mono signals to be processed.
Furthermore, the 8000 series mics have a symmetrical push-pull transducer. Besides the normal back plate, this capsule is fitted with an additional front plate, with the diaphragm positioned between these acoustically transparent plates.
Each mic set ships with microphone, windscreen, clip, and aluminum transport case.
For more information, please visit www.sennheiserusa.com.