The MKE 600 from Sennheiser is a shotgun microphone designed for use with a camcorder or video DSLR. Building on the company's extensive expertise in designing shotgun microphones, it is able to take on even the toughest video sound challenges, while still being compact and short relative to previous models. With its high level of directivity, the microphone focuses on the sounds in front of the camera, while attenuating unwanted sound coming from the sides and rear. An included foam windshield reduces the effect of wind noise, while a switchable low-cut filter adds additional wind and handling noise attenuation. The MKE 600 can be phantom powered or operated on an AA battery for about 150 hours. An integrated camera shoe and shock mount provides convenient on camera mounting. The rugged and all metal housing means the microphone will function perfectly in outdoor recording situations.
The Super-Blimp NTG from Rycote is a complete windshield and shock-mounting system for the Rode NTG series and similar shotgun microphones. The kit provides patented Lyre Technology and a broadcast industry basket to protect against from shocks, vibrations, and wind noise—all with acoustic transparency. The included Windjammer, designed to slip over the basket, protects against extreme wind noise.
A Rycote 90° Shortie XLR connector is situated inside the basket, complete with an integral RF shield to protect against the kind of dirty audio attributed to radio interference. Furthermore, a boom adapter and pistol grip handle are included with the unit. Releasing the microphone from the basket is easy thanks to its quick-release pods.
Compatible with the following shotgun microphones:
Rode: NTG1, NTG2, NTG3, NTG4, NTG4+
Schoeps CMIT 5U
Sennheiser: MKE600, MKH416
40 Hz to 20 kHz
-21 mV/Pa with 48V powering -19 mV/Pa with battery powering
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)
132 dB with 48V powering 126 dB with battery powering
15 dB(A) with 48V powering 16 dB(A) with battery powering
Low Frequency Roll-Off
48V +/-4V (P48, IEC 61938) via XLR-3 or AA size battery/rechargeable battery (1.5/1.2V)
4.4 mA with P48 powering
Battery Operation Times
Approximately 150 hours "Low Batt" Indicator: <1.05V with approximately 8 hours of remaining operating time after initial display
1 x XLR
-14°F to +140°F (-10°C to +60°C)
Diameter: 0.8" (20 mm) Length: 10.1" (256 mm)
4.5 oz (128 g) without battery
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