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SupercardioidSennheiser Electronics Corporation ME 66

Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

Sennheiser’s ME 66 is a short shotgun capsule head for the K6 series of head amplifiers.

The K6 series includes two power modules / head amplifiers, plus a selection of capsules offering a variety of polar patterns. The ME 66 is one of two shotgun-style capsule attachments; the other is a long shotgun. (See the link to the ME 67 in the sidebar.)

The ME 66 capsule head has high sensitivity, 50 mV/Pa, and remarkably low self-noise for a small-diaphragm design — just 10dBA.

Dan Brockett - 2001

If money is no object, (relatively speaking), the Sennheiser K6 with both the ME-66 and ME-67 capsules would be a great choice. Based upon this test, this is the system we are going to purchase for our own lower budget DV projects. I would encourage only users who will mostly shoot in sound controlled environments or users who want to camcorder mount a shotgun to go with the K6/ME-66 combo.

The Sennheiser Electronics Corporation ME 66 is also known as: ME66.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Supercardioid (50 mV/Pa; 40 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 126 dB
Self-noise: 10.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
65g (2.29oz) 221mm (8.70'') 22mm (0.87'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power

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