Sennheiser MKH 8040 Cardioid Condenser StereoSet

Microphone set, each with (2) MKHC 8040, MZX 8000, MZW 8000 and MZQ 8000 in transport case



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The Sennheiser MKH 8040 StereoSet is matched pair of modular cardioid condenser mics with a wide 30Hz to 50kHz frequency response and extremely low self noise.

Sennheiser’s cardioid MKH 8040 is a multi-purpose studio condenser mic with a cardioid polar pattern that’s designed to reduce room sound in overly reverberant spaces or untreated rooms with poor acoustic characteristics. The MKH 8040 StereoSet is particularly useful for tracking drum overheads in less-than-perfect environments.

Sennheiser MKH 8040 cardioid condenser StereoSet in one take:

  • Cardioid pick-up pattern
  • Modular design
  • Wide frequency response 30Hz to 50kHz
  • Symmetrical transducer with 2 back-plates providing extremely low distortion
  • Extremely low inherent self-noise
  • Accurate directional pattern
  • Non-reflective Nextel coating
  • Ideal as a spot microphone and for surround recordings

What’s in the box?

  • 2x microphone head MKHC 8040
  • 2x XLR module MZX 8000
  • 2x microphone clip MZQ 8000
  • 2x windscreen MZW 8000
  • User manual
  • Aluminum transport case

The Sennheiser MKH 8040 StereoSet is a workhorse stereo pair of cardioid condensers for myriad applications, particularly if you’re tracking drum overheads in untreated rooms. For information on the MKH 8000 series of modular mics, call or chat online with your Westlake Pro Sales Consultant today.


Sennheiser MKH 8040 StereoSet specifications:

  • Frequency response 30Hz-50kHz
  • Audio output: XLR-3M balanced, transformerless, floating
  • Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz): 20mV/Pa (-34 dBV/Pa)
  • Nominal impedance: 25 ohm
  • terminating impedance: 1k ohm
  • Phantom power: 48V +/- 4V
  • Equivalent noise level: 13dB
  • Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3: 22dB
  • Maximum sound pressure level (passive): 142dB SPL
  • Current consumption: 3.3mA
  • Dimensions Ø 3/4″ (19 mm), length 1-5/8″ (41 mm); incl. XLR- module MZX 8000: 3″ (75 mm)
  • Weight: 0.9 oz. (25 g), 1.94 oz. (55 g) with XLR module

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