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OmnidirectionalSennheiser Electronics Corporation ME 62

Omnidirectional Pencil Condenser Microphone

The ME 62 is a small-diaphragm omnidirectional electret head module in the K6 series. At 15dBA, it has very low self-noise for a small-diaphragm microphone.

The ME62 itself is an omnidirectional capsule module. It requires a “powering module,” aka head amplifier. The two options as of this writing are:

  • K 6 - transformerless, powered by either AAA batteries or phantom power.
  • K 6-P - transformerless, requires phantom power

Both head amplifier modules provide a switchable high-pass filter. Its cutoff frequency and slope are not defined, but appear to be -6dB/octave with a -3dB point at 250Hz. The amplifier circuit within both modules is flat (within 1dB) from 20Hz–25kHz.

Attached to either head amp, the ME 62 capsule produces an omnidirectional response below 2000Hz, and an increasingly directional response at higher frequencies. On axis, the response is flat from 40–4kHz, with a broad ~2dB boost through about 10kHz. The high-frequency -3dB point is ~18kHz.

The K6 head amp, due to its battery compartment, is longer and heavier than the K6P. The performance specs for the two power modules appear to be identical.

The K6 and K6P are compatible with numerous capsule heads, ME62–ME67 and also the “-60” version of the MKE series.

The Sennheiser Electronics Corporation ME 62 is also known as: ME-62.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (31 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Filter: HPF: -6dB/octave @ 250Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
n/a Max SPL: 130 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
30g (1.06oz) 94mm (3.70'') 22mm (0.87'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Has battery compartment (1.5V AA)
  • Phantom voltage: 12-48v

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