MKH 8040

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It features a balanced frequency response throughout the whole pick-up pattern, as well as a significantly reduced pick-up of rear sound without depriving it of its natural timbre: Very valuable talents when used in rooms with poor acoustics or when disturbing sounds impinge mainly from the rear.


Cardioid pick-up pattern

Modular Design

Wide frequency response: 30 – 50,000 Hz

Extremely low distortion

Extremely low inherent self-noise

Balanced frequency response within the pick-up pattern

Very even directional diagram

Non-reflective Nextel® coating

Ideal as a spot microphone and for surround recordings

Timbrally identical with the other 8000-series microphones for optimum aural compatibility



Transducer principle (Microphone) RF condenser microphone
Frequency response 30 – 50000 Hz
Audio output XLR-3M balanced, transformerless, floating
Pick-up pattern cardioid
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz) 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV/Pa)
Nominal impedance 25 Ω
Min. terminating impedance 1000 Ω
Phantom powering 48 V +/- 4 V
Equivalent noise level 13 dB
Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3 22 dB
Maximum sound pressure level (passiv) 142 dB SPL
Current consumption 3,3 mA


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Polar Pattern