Sennheiser MKH 800 Twin Ni

Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with a dual-capsule large-diaphragm microphone, offering separate outputs for each capsule, the ability to create any pick-up pattern, suitability for challenging environments, precision adjustments, compatibility with 'double MS' recording, and comes complete with a clamp, shock mount, adaptor cable, manual, and a protective aluminium case.

At a glance

  • Dual-capsule large-diaphragm design for versatile recording options.
  • Separate outputs for each capsule allow for intricate sound adjustments.
  • Capable of creating any pick-up pattern from omnidirectional to figure-8.
  • Ideal for acoustically challenging environments and precision EQ/filtering.
  • Suitable for 'double MS' surround sound recording techniques.
  • Includes a comprehensive package with microphone clamp, shock mount, adaptor cable, manual, and aluminium case.

The Sennheiser MKH 800 TWIN is a dual-capsule large-diaphragm condenser microphone, offering unparalleled quality for universal studio applications. It features two distinct cardioid capsules arranged back-to-back in a coincidental setup. Each capsule boasts an individual output, allowing connection to any standard microphone preamplifier.

Advanced Audio Customisation

Unlike traditional microphones that combine transducer signals to create varying pick-up patterns, the MKH 800 TWIN presents each capsule's signal as separate channels at the output. This innovative design facilitates remote adjustment of pick-up patterns. By mixing these signals at the console, users can craft any pick-up pattern from omnidirectional to figure-8, with countless nuances in between. Additionally, there's the option to process each signal independently for unparalleled sound shaping.

Drawing inspiration from the iconic MKH 800, the TWIN model revolutionises studio recording, especially in acoustically challenging environments. It enables selective equalisation or filtering of the rear-facing capsule, maintaining desired polar patterns while offering precision adjustments unavailable with conventional microphones.

Optimal for Surround Sound Techniques

The MKH 800 TWIN excels in complex recording setups like the 'double MS' (Mid-Sides-Mid) technique, which is ideal for surround sound applications. Integrating signals from both cardioid capsules with an additional figure-of-eight microphone allows for comprehensive surround sound capture, facilitating post-production adjustments for perfect audio balance.

Package Contents

  • Sennheiser MKH 800 TWIN studio condenser microphone
  • MZQ 80 microphone clamp
  • MZS80 shock mount
  • AC 20 adaptor cable (1x XLR-5 socket to 2 x XLR-3 connector)
  • User manual
  • Aluminium transport case

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