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ShotgunSennheiser Electronics Corporation MKH 8060

Shotgun Condenser Microphone

The MKH 8060 is part of Sennheiser’s modular 8000 series. It is a short shotgun microphone for indoor and outdoor film and TV applications.

The mic has a supercardioid pattern to about 4kHz, then much narrower lobar pattern above. The mic is very directional but has been designed to attenuate off-axis sounds without coloration.

Sam Mallery 2011
I was also really impressed by how much the 8060 rejected the sound of my voice when I intentionally turned the mic away from me. The rear lobe seems pretty small and not very problematic. An awesome shotgun all around.

The mic uses Sennheiser’s RF Condenser technology, which confers the following benefits: low self-noise, high sensitivity, immunity to interference, and weather resistance.

The mic uses a transformerless and fully floating balanced output.

The 8000 series is a modular system. The 8060 ships with the MZX 8000 analog XLR module, the MZQ 8060 hard mount, and MZW 8060 foam windscreen.

Two add-on modules are available for the 8000 series:

  • MZD 8000 digital module - screw-on A/D converter optimally matched to the microphone.
  • MZF 8000 filter module - screw-on fixed -3 @ 16Hz filter; switchable -3 @ 160 Hz filter; -10dB attenuation pad.

The Sennheiser Electronics Corporation MKH 8060 is also known as: mkh8060.

The mic was released in 2011.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Shotgun (63 mV/Pa; 50 - 25,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
25 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 129 dB
Self-noise: 11.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
80g (2.82oz) 178mm (7.01'') 19mm (0.75'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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