Sennheiser MKH 8020 Microphone Head

Sennheiser Updated: 2009-01-09 RSS
Sennheiser MKH 8020 Microphone Head

The omni-directional MKH 8020 is ideal for recording large and small sound sources, for a "Decca Tree" or for use in an OSS "Jecklin Disk" array. As it does not suffer from a proximity effect, it is also a good choice for close-miking. If the acoustic ambience is right, this microphone will provide very impressive recordings. The extra octave at the bottom end makes the MKH 8020 perfect for recording pipe organs, grand piano and acoustic double-bass.


* onmi-directional pick-up pattern
* modular design
* wide frequency response 10 to 60.000 Hz
* symmetrical transducer with 2 backplates providing extremly low distortion
* extremly low inherent self-noise
* accurate directional pattern
* non reflective Nextel coating
* Ideal for stereo and surround recordings, as an M microphone and for ambience

Delivery Includes

* Microphone head MKHC 8020
* XLR module MZX 8000
* Microphone clip MZQ 8000
* Windshield MZW 8000
* User manual
* Aluminium transport caser

Technical Data

Pick-up pattern: omni-directional
Frequency response: 10 Hz - 60 kHz
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz): 31 mV/Pa (- 30 dBV/Pa)
Maximum sound pressure level (passiv): 138 dB SPL
Equivalent noise level: 10 dB(A)
Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3: 21 dB
Audio output: XLR-3M balanced, transformerless, floating
Nominal impedance: 25 Ohm
Min. terminating impedance: 1000 Ohm
Phantom powering: 48 V +/- 4V
Current consumption: 3,3 mA
Dimensions: 19 mm diameter, lenght 41 mm (74 mm including XLR-Module)
Weight: 25 g (55 g including XLR Modul)