About Sennheiser ME66

The ME 66 is a short gun microphone capsule designed for use with the K6 and K6P powering modules. It is especially suitable for reporting, film and broadcast location applications and for picking up quiet signals in noisy or acoustically live environments as it discriminates against sound not emanating from the main pick-up direction. Matte black, anodized, scratch-resistant finish.

Sennheiser ME66 Features

  • Super-cardioid/lobar pick-up pattern
  • Highly directional
  • Low inherent self-noise
  • High sensitivity
  • Wide frequency response

Sennheiser ME66 Specifications

Pick-up pattern
Super-cardioid/lobar
Frequency response
40 - 20,000 Hz ' 2.5 dB
Sensitivity
(free field, no load) (1 kHz) 35 mV/Pa ' 2.5 dB
Nominal impedance
200 Ohms (with K6)
Min. terminating impedance
1000 Ohms (with K6)
Equivalent noise level
A-weighted (DIN IEC 651) 16 dB CCIR-weighted (CCIR 468-3)27 dB
Max. SPL (1kHz)
125 dB (THD = 1 %)
Dimensions
in mm 22.5 x 221
Weight
approx. 65 g

Sennheiser ME66 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers

 
5.0

Excellent microphone...

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from near Boston, MA  -  Gearhead

I use a pair of ME66/K6 with a pair of R0DE NTG-3 similar gun type microphones in a 4 mic array for recording distant wildlife sounds and have made some fantastic recordings of Screech Owls at night with this setup. While the NTG-3 is a comparable mic, the fact that the ME66/K6 has an internal battery instead of requiring phantom power gives the ME66/K6 a definate edge for the same quality of sound. In the future I will purchase the ME66/K6 to replace the NTG-3 mics.

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Bruce F  We borrowed a sennheiser me66 from our school to hang over our church chior. Hooked it to a Peavey mixer w/phantom power and had fantastic results. Can we purchase the mic only and use XLR cables to it without needing the power module? Or is that needed to hook your mic cables to it?
BRYAN C  The ME66 only comes with the diaphragm, and not the integral preamp--which is necessary! The diaphragm has a threaded connection that is meant to only accept the preamp body, and would not adapt to xlr in any other way. Long story short, you MUST purchase the preamp body--great move in choosing this mic, by the way!
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