In A Snapshot: Sennheiser MK 8 Condenser Microphone

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In A Snapshot: Sennheiser MK 8 Condenser Microphone


Not resting on their laurels, Sennheiser has followed up with the MK 8. As the name suggests, the MK 8 offers twice as much as its sister model the MK 4.


While the MK 4 had been designed as a straightforward plug-and-play microphone, the MK 8 is a more refined tool for the recording engineer seeking for added control options.


The true condenser, double-diaphragm MK 8 features ve selectable polar patterns (omni-directional, wide cardioid, cardioid, super-cardioid, figure-of-eight) to optimally adapt to the recording situation at hand, and is fitted with a low cut/roll-off filter and pad switch.


The MK 8 has one-inch diaphragms precisely spattered with 24-carat gold. Its capsule is elastically mounted to reduce structure-borne noise. 


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