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CardioidSennheiser Electronics Corporation ME 64

Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone

The ME 64 is a detachable cardioid electret capsule module for the K6 series. It requires either of the two K6 head amplifiers:

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

The ME64 capsule has a gentle low rolloff below 200Hz, and a broad +6dB boost between 5kHz and 15kHz.

Both head amps provide a switchable high-pass filter whose operating specs appear to be -6dB/octave below 250Hz. Combined with the ME64’s natural low-frequency rolloff, the effect would be a very attenuated response below 200Hz.

Sound On Sound - 1996
I must admit to being rather surprised by the ME64/K6Ps which not only deliver a vibrantly natural sound, but in a shoot-out with some of my large-diaphragm capacitor mics, they turned out to be quite a lot more sensitive. Of course, this means that when you aren’t miking up drums, the K6Ps can be used on acoustic instruments, and used with a pop shield, they make great vocal mics too.

The Sennheiser Electronics Corporation ME 64 is also known as: ME64.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (31 mV/Pa; 40 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Filter: HPF: -6dB/octave @ 250Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 130 dB
Self-noise: 16.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
35g (1.23oz) 106mm (4.17'') 22mm (0.87'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 12-48v

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