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Sennheiser MKH 800 TWIN (double capsule)

Sennheiser MKH 800 TWIN (double capsule)

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Universal studio condenser microphone of exceptional quality. Pick-up patterns can be remotely adjusted and optimized under monitoring conditions. High transducers linearity minimizes signal distortions.



The MKH 800 TWIN is a universal studio condenser microphone of exceptional quality. It includes a dual capsule consisting of two symmetrical push-pull transducers with high linearity. This is a "side fire" microphone with the two cardioid pick-up patterns of the transducer aligned back-to-back across the axis of the microphone. The signals of both transducers are not combined in the microphone in order to generate differing pick-up patterns but are available separately as two channels at the microphone output. This allows the pick-up patterns of the MKH 800 TWIN to be remotely adjusted. The signals can be combined in any desired way in the mixing console in order to create all pick-up patterns from omni-directional to figure-8 with an infinite number of intermediate stages. Based on the legendary MKH 800, this microphone opens up to a new dimension of studio recordings.


  • Color: Nickel

  • The remote adjustability and the variable pick-up patterns make the MKH 800 TWIN a universal main microphone, soloist microphone or supporting microphone.

  • The pick-up patterns can be set and optimised under monitoring conditions. In other words, it is not necessary to fix the pick-up patterns definitively before recording.

  • A wide range of mixes for stereo and surround are possible (including in parallel).

  • Saving of the microphone signals in two channels also allows an unlimited range of mixes to be realised at a later date.

  • The high sensitivity ensures interference-free signal paths as a result of high signal levels. The inherent noise of downstream microphone amplifiers is thus of minor importance.

  • Very low inherent noise prevents the masking of filigree sound structures. The depth of the acoustic can be heard more clearly too.

  • High linearity of the transducers minimises the signal distortions and ensures the transparency of the sound even at high sound levels.

  • The frequency response extends to 50 kHz, thus improving the resolution for complex acoustic details.

  • Stable pick-up patterns minimise sound distortion in the direct and diffuse field.

  • Negative acoustic effects caused by the housing and the sound inlet basket are minimised.

  • The small, slim design and the optionally dark housing design (Nextel) make it visually unobtrusive.



  • Dimensions

    d 27 mm, l 136 mm

  • Frequency response (Microphone)

    30 - 50000 Hz

  • Transducer principle (Microphone)

    RF condenser microphone

  • Weight

    172 g

  • Pick-up pattern

    omni-directional, cardioid, figure-of-eight

  • Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz)

    40 mV/Pa (-28 dBV)

  • Nominal impedance

    100 Ohm

  • Min. terminating impedance

    2000 Ohm

  • Phantom powering

    48V +/- 4V

  • Equivalent noise level

    12 dB (A)

  • Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3

    20 dB

  • Maximum sound pressure level (passive)

    134 dB SPL

  • Current consumption

    2 x 3.1 mA

  • Dynamic range

    122 dB(A), 114 dB (CCIR)


What's in the Box

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