Sennheiser MKE 440 Shotgun Microphone
- Two Shotgun Elements
- Super-Cardioid Pickup Pattern
- Captures Sound within Camera Angle
- Good Off-Axis Sound Rejection
- Stereo 1/8″ Connector
- Frequency Response: 50 Hz to 20 kHz
- Max SPL: 132 dB
- Stainless Steel Micro-Mesh Cover
- Internally Shock-Mounted
- Runs on 2x AAA Batteries
The Sennheiser MKE 440 Shotgun Microphone 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 Sennheiser MKE 440 Shotgun 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.
- Dual mini shotgun microphones create frontal focus
- Suppression of ambience and background noise
- Built-in elastic suspension and wind protection
- 3-level sensitivity adjustment and low-cut filter
- Compact, all-metal construction
- Standard size camera shoe mount
A rugged design
A very robust and durable stainless steel micro-mesh protects the microphones and provides wind noise suppression. As opposed to regular foam windscreens, the metal mesh will not influence the sound by muffling high frequency clarity. Furthermore, it serves as a shield against electromagnetic interference.
High dynamic electronics
The integrated battery-powered, high dynamic electronic circuit matches the output signal of the MKE 440 to the camera’s input sensitivity. Thus, handling a dynamic range from the most delicate sounds to screaming-loud rock music. The low cut filter reduces structure-borne noise and low-frequency wind noise. The MKE 440 offers extra-long operation time of more than 100 hours on a pair of AAA batteries¸ and even delivers full audio performance on lowbatt operation.