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Sennheiser MKH 8050 Overview

The MKH 8050 Compact Supercardioid Condenser Microphone from Sennheiser is a professional-grade microphone designed for capturing vocals and instruments in recording and sound-reinforcement applications. This low-profile condenser microphone features a modular design, consisting of the MKHC 8050 super-cardioid capsule and the MZX 8000 XLR module output stage.

The super-cardioid capsule is most effective in minimizing feedback and off-axis audio. The symmetrical transducer with two back plates yields extremely low distortion. The wide frequency response provides exceptional detail and transparency. With its pristine audio quality and compact design the MKH 8050 is ideal for soloist capturing.

Supercardioid Pickup

The super-cardioid polar pattern is most effective in minimizing off-axis feedback and noise.

Modular Design

The modular design consists of the MKHC 8050 super-cardioid capsule and the MZX 8000 XLR module output stage.

Symmetrical Transducer

The capsule features a symmetrical transducer with two back-plates resulting in extremely low distortion.

Wide Frequency Response

A wide frequency response of 30 Hz to 50 kHz ensures accurate reproduction of instruments, ambience, vocals, etc.

Form Factor Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field Mono
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Capsule Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Orientation End Address
Circuitry Solid-State
Windscreen Foam (Included)
Frequency Range 30 Hz to 50 kHz
Maximum SPL 142 dB SPL
Impedance 25 Ohms
Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
Sensitivity -34 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level 13 dB A-Weighted
  22 dB CCIR
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Operating Voltage 48 V ± 4 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption 3.3 mA
Mounting Mic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Included Case Hard Case
Dimensions ø: 1.9 x L: 7.4 cm
Weight 0.05 kg

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Sennheiser MKH 8050 Compact Supercardioid Condenser Microphone
  • MKH 8050 Microphone Head
  • Sennheiser MZX 8000 XLR Module for MKH-8000 Capsules
  • Sennheiser MZQ-8000 Standard Microphone Clip for MKH-8000 Microphones
  • Sennheiser MZW-8000 Windscreen for MKH8000 Series Microphones
  • Plastic Transport Case

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

12  month Australian warranty

from Sennheiser Australia

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* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.