The Hahnel MK100 is a broadcast-quality unidirectional electret condenser microphone designed for use with modern HD DSLR’s, Camcorders and Audio Recorders that have a 3.5mm or XLR (via optional adapter) external microphone input. The MK100 is ﬁtted with a 14mm electret condenser capsule which produces high quality audio with a uni-directional pick-up. This is achieved using a Super Cardiod design, ensuring maximum sound input from the front of the microphone, resulting in targeted audio recordings with minimum interference from both sides and behind. In addition the MK100 is ﬁtted with a unique rubber shock-mount suspension system that absorbs unwanted mechanical vibrations from the camera.
The 3-position sensitivity switch has -10dB, 0dB, +10dB settings. This allows the user to optimise the microphone performance when recording both high and low-level audio to prevent distortion or not enough level reaching the input of the audio recording device. A Low Cut EQ setting minimises bass rumble associated with wind noise or other low frequency environmental sounds that would mar the audio recording. The MK100 is powered by readily-available AAA batteries, giving over 100 hours running time. The MK100 ﬁts easily on cameras that have a standard ISO hot shoe thanks to a Hot Shoe Adapter as well as boompoles, monopods or tripods via its 3/8” mounting thread.
*camera, handgrip and dead cat not included
Compact Housing Design with Hot Shoe Adapter – small profile ideal for direct mounting on DSLR’s, compact system cameras and camcorders with a standard ISO hot shoe
3-position Sensitivity Switch – Sensitivity switch with -10dB, 0dB, +10dB settings to prevent clipping or distortion when recording loud sounds, and to ensure there is enough signal output for devices with a low-level input.
Fitted with 3/8” Thread – allows mounting to Boompoles, Monopods & Tripods
Rubber Shock Mount System - absorbs unwanted mechanical vibrations from the camera.
User Friendly - Main dial switch for ON/OFF and Low Cut EQ ﬁlter to reduce bass rumble and wind noise
Power & Low Battery LED – indicates power level of batteries so you won’t be caught out without power for your mic
Runs on 2 x AAA Batteries – runs on readily-available AAA batteries (2 included)
Robust Shielded Audio Cable with 3.5mm Mini-Jack – Shield cable prevents picking up of RF interference. An optional 3.5mm/XLR adapter can be purchased for using the microphone with cameras and other audio recording devices that have a balanced XLR mic input.
Optional Hahnel MH80 Extension Cable & Mic Holder– Hand grip with adjustable swivel head allows secure hand-holding of the microphone and provides an 8 metre extension cable with 3.5mm jack.
Optional Dead Cat - an optional “Dead Cat” sock can be attached to the mic to further filter out wind noise in particularly windy conditions.