The MKE 440 from Sennheiser is a compact stereo shotgun microphone that predominately captures focused stereo sound from within the direction of filming and rejects the majority of off-axis noise from outside the camera focus. The microphone utilizes two mini-shotgun elements that are mounted in a V-shape arrangement, which outperforms mini AB, MS, or XY setups.
The microphone offers a stereo, super-cardioid pickup pattern and features a frequency response of 50 Hz to 20 kHz, as well as a maximum sound pressure level of 132 dB. The mic includes a 3-level sensitivity switch and a high-pass filter to remove rumble. The MKE 400 is powered by two AAA batteries and offers an operating time of 100 hours. The microphones are internally shock-mounted to prevent handling noise, and the stainless steel micro-mesh offers protection against wind. Additionally, an optional hair cover is available for strong wind applications.
|Connector||1/8" / 3.5 mm jack plug|
|Frequency Response||50 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Max SPL Level||132 dB|
|Pickup Pattern||Stereo, super-cardioid|
|Low Cut Filters||Switchable|
|Sensitivity||23, 42, 63 mV/Pa, switchable|
|Equivalent Noise Level||16, 21, 40 dB (A)|
|Power Supply||2x AAA batteries|
|Operating Time||>100 hours|
|Operating Temperature||14 to 131°F / -10 to 55°C|
|Dimensions||2.6 x 4.2 x 5.0" / 67 x 106 x 128 mm|
|Weight||5.8 oz / 165 g (without battery)|
|Package Weight||0.825 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||10.3 x 5.65 x 3.25"|