Sennheiser MKE-440 Compact Stereo Shotgun Microphone
Compact stereo shotgun microphone for cameras with a lighting shoe mount and external microphone input. Maximum side noise rejection. Rugged all-metal housing.
Picture perfect stereo, without side effects
The MKE 440 has two aligned and matched mini shotgun mics ensuring that the MKE 440 captures the audio you want. The stainless steel micro-mesh wind protection reduces wind noise and protects the fine high frequency details in your sound. The MKE 440 provides nicely balanced stereo ambience and amplifies the sound source in front of your camera.
Upgrading your DSLR audio
A new, patented V-shaped design of two shotguns is Sennheiser’s fantastic solution for stereo audio captured by camera shoe-mounted microphones. This configuration covers a stereo width equivalent to the image created by common 35-mm camera lenses. The spread is very uniform and delivers high speech intelligibility in its focus.
What you see is what you hear
The Stereomic MKE 440 operates with two short shotgun mics, mounted in a unique “V-stereo” configuration. It highlights the sound of the video image while rejecting off-axis noise from outside the camera focus.
Unique and highly directional – the stereo V
For generating stereo sound, where two microphones are needed, shotguns are not commonly used. Thus, many stereo videos sound rather distant and reverberant while a lot of unwanted off-focus noise is captured unsuppressed.
Our solution is a new, patented V-shaped design of two shotguns. This configuration covers a stereo width equivalent to the image created by common 35-mm camera lenses. The spread is very uniform and delivers high speech intelligibility in its focus.
Patented Shockmount against handling noise
Microphones are susceptible to create structure-borne noise when being handled, e.g. when the camera they are mounted to is moved. That’s why the MKE 440 is fitted with a specially developed patented shockmount. Exactly adjusted to the weight and dimensions of the shotgun microphone tube, it ensures optimal rejection of handling noise. The rubber suspension is secured within the protecting metal mesh.
- Dimensions: 67 x 106 x 128 mm
- Connector: 3.5 mm jack plug
- Frequency response: 50 Hz to 20 kHz
- Max. sound pressure level:132 dB SPL
- Weight: approx. 165 g (without battery)
- Pick-up pattern: Stereo, Super-cardioid
- Operating temperature: –10 °C to +55 °C
- Operating time; > 100 h
- Power supply: 2 x AAA
- Low-cut filter: switchable
- Sensitivity: switchable