Sennheiser MKH40-P48
Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone, Cardioid


The MKH40 has a large number of applications, for example as a main microphone, especially in lightly reverberent or acoustically less perfect rooms, with instrumental groups or for speech applications. Its wide-angled, neutral directional characteristics and high level of reverse attenuation ensure an exceptionally balanced sound.


  • Maximum front-to-back ratio
  • Exceptionally low inherent self-noise
  • Symmetrical transducer technology ensures extremely low distortion
  • Transformerless and fully floating balanced output
  • Switchable roll-off filter to compensate for proximity effects at a distance of approx. 0.5 m
  • Switchable pre-attenuation
  • Black, anodized light metal body


  • Pick-up Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity (free field, no load, 1kHz): 25 (8) mV/Pa +/-1dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Min. Terminating Impedance: 1000 ohms
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted (DIN IEC 651): 12 (18) dB
  • CCIR-weighted (CCIR 468-3): 21 (27) dB
  • Max. Sound Pressure Level: 134 (142) dB at 1 kHz
  • Power Supply: Phantom 48 +/-4V
  • Supply Current: 2 mA
  • Dimensions: .98" x 6.02"
  • Weight, approx.: 3.52 oz

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