Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

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About Sennheiser

The Sennheiser MKE 600 is a shotgun microphone designed for use with a camcorder or video DSLR. Building on the company's extensive expertise in designing shotgun microphones, it is able to take on even the toughest video sound challenges, while still being compact and short relative to previous models. With its high level of directivity, the microphone focuses on the sounds in front of the camera, while attenuating unwanted sound coming from the sides and rear.

An included foam windshield reduces the effect of wind noise, while a switchable low-cut filter adds additional wind and handling noise attenuation. The MKE 600 can be phantom powered or operated on an AA battery for about 150 hours. An integrated camera shoe and shock mount provides convenient on camera mounting. The rugged and all metal housing means the microphone will function perfectly in outdoor recording situations.

Sennheiser Features

  • Flexible use on any camera due to compact form
  • Exceptional directivity
  • Maximum rejection of side noise
  • Switchable low-cut filter
  • Phantom or battery powering
  • Battery switch with "Low Batt" indicator
  • All-metal housing
  • Very good suppression of structure-borne noise
  • Minimizes wind and handling noise
  • Supplied with foam windshield and shock mount
  • Effective wind noise suppression with optional blimp

Sennheiser Specifications

Polar Pattern
Frequency Response
40 Hz to 20 kHz
-21 mV/Pa with 48V powering
-19 mV/Pa with battery powering
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)
132 dB with 48V powering
126 dB with battery powering
15 dB(A) with 48V powering
16 dB(A) with battery powering
Low Frequency Roll-Off
Power Requirements
48V +/-4V (P48, IEC 61938) via XLR-3 or AA size battery/rechargeable battery (1.5/1.2V)
Current Consumption
4.4 mA with P48 powering
Battery Operation Times
Approximately 150 hours
"Low Batt" Indicator: <1.05V with approximately 8 hours of remaining operating time after initial display
Output Connectors
1 x XLR
Operating Temperature
-14deg.F to +140deg.F (-10deg.C to +60deg.C)
Diameter: 20mm / 0.78"
Length: 256mm / 10.07"
4.5 oz (128 g) without battery

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Zane C  Does this come with an XLR to 3.5mm mini jack cable?
ROBERT F  No. No cable is included at all, but it's a great mic.
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