Sennheiser MKH-8040ST Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone Stereo Set


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General Information

Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 15Hz - 50kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 22dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 142dB SPL
Power Requirements 48V +/- 4V
Output Impedance Nominal: 25 Ohm
Min. Terminating: 1000 Ohm
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 1.61 x 0.74" (41 x 19mm)
Weight .88 ozs - 1.93 ozs with XLR Module (25 g - 55 g with XLR Module)
Expert Reviews
Mix online.32834353
1 May 2008

Sennheiser's MKH 8000 line offers three models and a range of accessories that allow for many extension and placement options. The Nextel black finish is camera- and stage-friendly, offering low visual impact.

User Reviews
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28 July 2016

My purchase was for the intention of outdoor Nature recordings, These are near perfect matched pair with very good ambient pick up when configured in an ORTF stereo between 90 & 110 degree axis.

24 March 2011

What's to say.... Sennheiser makes the Best most durable mics out there! They are "little puppy dogs", so don't be surprised. Seller was excellent. for others with these models am getting a quote on WindCutters (a brand name) mic muffs.

B h photo.32817553
23 November 2013

There really isn't a whole lot to say here, so I'm going to keep it pretty brief.This is an outstanding-sounding mic. The response is rich and incredibly transparent. For somple people it may sound too "clinical", but to my ears it's a great match.

1 December 2009

I have owned several of the Sennheiser MKH- series condenser microphones for several years. One complaint in live recordings is that they do stick out, in spite of their black finish. I saw a good deal for a pair of MKH8040 and decided to buy them.

B h photo.32817553
20 August 2009

These are exquisite gems. Their finish, numbered, solidity promote them to pride of place in my microphone cabinet. They are small and, in conjunction with their purpose-made mic stands, look divine when they actually get in shot.

B h photo.32817553
26 May 2008

I use the MKH-8040ST set with Korg MR-1000 recorder for organ and choral concerts.Small size, and extended frequency response on both ends of audio spectrum results in very accurate recordings.No negatives come to mind.

Product Highlights
  • Matched Stereo Set
  • Cardioid Pattern
  • Modular Design
  • Ideal for General Recordings
  • Includes Capsule and XLR Module
In The Box
  • Sennheiser MKH-8040 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Stereo Set)
  • 2 x MKH 8040 Microphone Heads
  • 2 x MZX 8000 XLR Module for MKH-8000 Capsules
  • 2 x MZQ-8000 Standard Microphone Clip for MKH-8000 Microphones
  • 2 x MZW-8000 Windscreen for MKH8000 Series Microphones
  • Aluminum Transport Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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