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ShotgunSennheiser Electronics Corporation MKH 8070

Shotgun Condenser Microphone

The Sennheiser MKH 8070 is a long shotgun microphone with a narrow Lobar polar pattern. The 8070 is a high-end mic for use in film, television, and especially sports production wherever high quality pickup at a distance (off camera mic placement) is required.

Due in part to its use of Sennheiser’s RF Condenser technology, the MKH 8070 has extremely low noise (8dBA) and extremely high sensitivity (112 mV/PA). The Lobar pattern is similar to supercardioid at mid and low frequencies, and highly directional above 2kHz.

The frequency response is flat from 50-800Hz where it begins to smoothly rise in sensitivity peaking about 6dB at 10kHz.

The mic uses a transformerless and fully floating balanced output.

It ships with a threaded transport tube, the MZQ 8060 microphone clamp and the MZW 8070 foam windshield. The microphone system consists of the microphone head and the MZX 8000 XLR module.

The mic itself is finished in a non-reflective grey Nextel paint.

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 8070 is also known as: MKH8070.

The mic was released in 2011.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Shotgun (112 mV/Pa; 45 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
25 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 124 dB
Self-noise: 8.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
300g (10.58oz) 432mm (17.01'') 19mm (0.75'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48 ± 4v

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