XLR Shotgun Mics - Audio-Technica, Rode, Sennheiser
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Sennheiser ME66/K6 Shotgun XLR Mic Package
$579 - in stock
The Sennheiser ME66 short shotgun microphone is a popular choice among filmmakers and video professionals. The capsule features a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern yielding great attenuation at the sides of the microphone, maximizing pick up at the front. The result is a focused pick-up in highly ambient environments. A wide 40-20,000Hz frequency response provides detailed, accurate signal reproduction. The ME66 capsule takes advantage of the K6 modular power supply. The K6 houses a standard AA alkaline battery and is also capable of excepting phantom power from outside sources. It's compact design allows mounting to video cameras. Transformerless balanced output on 3-pin XLR connector. Switchable bass roll-off filter protects against rumble, handling, pop and wind noise. On/off switch with battery test. High output, low noise.
What's in the box:
ME66 - Short Shotgun Mic Capsule
K6 Powering Module (Battery or Phantom)
Protective carrying case.
One year manufacturer's warranty.
Sennheiser MKE 600 - $399 -
The new MKE 600 shotgun microphone from Sennheiser is a microphone that performs well in even the toughest video sound challenges. Its high level of directivity ensures that it picks up sound from the camera direction while reliably avoiding unwanted background noise. The switchable low-cut filter makes sure that handling and wind noise is minimised. Users can expect a very lifelike, full-bodied sound with good bass response and pleasant speech reproduction with high intelligibility. A shock mount with an integral flashmount adapter is included and the special design of the shock mount prevents handling noise from being transmitted to the microphone. Like any other shotgun microphone, the MKE 600 can also be used on a microphone boom. For cameras that do not provide phantom power, the MKE 600 can be powered by a standard AA battery. A switch is provided to deactivate the battery power when the camera is not in use, thus preventing the battery from being discharged. An LED on the battery switch ("Low Batt") indicates when the battery voltage is low. The MKE 600 comes fully equipped with a foam windshield that reduces wind noise by around 25 dB; the shock mount and a carrying case are also included.
Sennheiser Fur Windshield MZH 600
- For Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Mic - $84 - in
Features a combination of foam and faux fur that diffuses wind noise during outdoor use.
Audio-Technica AT897 Shotgun Mic -
$339 - special order
Audio-Technica’s AT897 is designed for field audio acquisition in film/TV/video production, professional recording, wildlife recording and broadcast applications. It mounts conveniently on a DV camcorder without adding noticeable heft, and remains out of the frame even with compact digital cameras. This high-performance short shotgun offers outstanding long-distance audio pickup due to narrow acceptance angle of line + gradient design. It also features smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality and excellent off-axis rejection of sound arriving from the sides and rear of mic.