Sennheiser MKH 8070 Long Shotgun Microphone



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The Sennheiser MKH 8070 is a long shotgun microphone featuring extreme directivity and reliable distant sound capture under the toughest sonic and climatic conditions

The Sennheiser MKH 8070 long shotgun microphone is purpose-built for picking up distant sources with high-quality sound. Its very natural sound makes it an excellent choice for ENG*, major broadcast, and sporting events. However, it also can be a secret weapon for music recording, particularly snare drum. One multi-platinum producer’s trick for capturing the full bloom of a snare is to place a shotgun mic behind the drummer’s right shoulder, about four feet up, facing down at the snare. The extreme directivity and pronounced lobar pick-up pattern will capture the fullness of the snare while eliminating bleed from the rest of the kit. For field recording, the MKH 8070 will capture crucial, yet fleeting moments from a distance, even under the toughest sonic and climatic conditions. The MKH 8070’s special design ensures attenuation of off-axis sound without coloration. Like all mics of the 8000-family it can be easily combined with the MZD 8000 digital module, turning it into a full-fledged digital microphone.

Sennheiser MKH 8070 shotgun microphone in one take:

  • Lobar pick-up pattern
  • Enhanced directivity
  • Very natural sound
  • Uncolored off-axis sound
  • Exceptionally low inherent self-noise
  • Extremely low distortion
  • Transformerless and fully floating balanced output
  • High output signal
  • Rugged metal housing
  • Non-reflective Nextel coating
  • Extremely weather-proof due to RF circuit (Nextel); becomes a digital mic when combined with the MZD 8000 digital module
  • Timbrally identical with the other 8000-series microphones for optimum aural compatibility

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Whether you’re recording in the field or in the studio, the Sennheiser MKH 8070 shotgun microphone should be in your mic locker. For more information, call or chat online with your Westlake Pro Sales Consultant today.


Sennheiser MKH 8070 specifications:

  • Frequency response: 45Hz – 20kHz
  • Audio output: XLR-3M balanced, transformerless, floating
  • Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz): 112 mV/Pa (-19 dBV/Pa)
  • Nominal impedance: 25 ohm
  • terminating impedance: 2000 ohm
  • Phantom powering 48V ± 4V
  • Equivalent noise level: 8dB
  • Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3: 21dB
  • Maximum sound pressure level (passive): 124dB SPL
  • Current consumption: 3.3 mA

What’s in the box?

  • Shotgun microphone MKH 8070
  • Microphone clip
  • Foam windshield
  • Threaded transport tube
  • User manual



Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 20 × 7 × 4 in

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