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Sennheiser MK4 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone  

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The Sennheiser MK 4 is a large-diaphragm, true condenser microphone designed for professional studio recordings. Featuring fine resolution and outstanding sound quality, the MK 4 offers excellent valu... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Sennheiser MK 4 is a large-diaphragm, true condenser microphone designed for professional studio recordings. Featuring fine resolution and outstanding sound quality, the MK 4 offers excellent value for the price, making it an ideal choice for professional project studios and home recordists. It features a 1" true condenser capsule based on the acoustics of the e 965 high-end vocal mic that's optimized for recording. Made in Germany, the MK 4's transducer is manufactured in the same Level 5 clean room (medical level) as all high-end Sennheiser and Neumann condenser capsules.

Sturdy large-diaphragm model
The MK 4 has a large 1" diaphragm precisely spattered with 24-carat gold. Its sturdy metal housing with nickel finish, and elastically mounted capsule, make the microphone tough enough for even the most demanding recording situations. The internal capsule mount provides excellent suppression of handling noise, which can be further improved by the use of an elastic shockmount. The open front of the suspension mount enables the MK 4 to be positioned close to the sound source. The microphone has a maximum sound pressure level of 140dB, and extremely low self-noise (10dB, A-weighted).

The highly versatile MK 4 is great for vocals, acoustic guitar, and grand piano, as well as strings and wind instruments. And, in numerous field trials, it has proven to be an excellent microphone for guitar amplifiers, drums, and percussion. The MK 4 comes with a microphone clip and a protective pouch.

Optional MKS 4 Shockmount (not included - see# H71114)

The optional MKS 4 shockmount (not included - see #H71114) is specifically built to hold a large-diaphragm MK 4 microphone from Sennheiser. It has an elastic suspension with an open ring which allows the mic to be positioned close to the sound source.

Features
  • Large-diaphragm capsule (1")
  • True condenser design
  • 24-carat gold -plated diaphragm
  • Full metal housing
  • Capsule shock-mounted internally to minimise structure-borne noise
  • Designed for project studios and stage use
  • Low inherent self-noise and high maximum SPL
  • Made in Germany
  • Optional MKS 4 Shockmount (not included - see# H71114)
  • Elastic suspension
Specifications
  • Transducer principle: Externally polarized condenser microphone
    Pick-up pattern: Cardioid
    Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
    Sensitivity: 25 mV/Pa
    Maximum sound pressure level (passive):140dB
    Equivalent noise level: 10dB (A)
    Dynamic range: 130dB
    Nominal impedance:50 ohm
    Min. terminating impedance: 1,000 ohm
    Phantom power: +48V
    Current consumption: 3.1 mA
    Weight: 17.1 oz. (485 g)
    Dimensions: 6-5/16 x 2-1/4 (length x diameter) (160 x 57 mm)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
2 year warranty, including the Evolution wireless. Sennheiser Evolution wired mics have a 10 year warranty.


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SennheiserMK4 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone
 
4.7

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5.0

Very neutral

By Tom

from DFW

Comments about Sennheiser MK4 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone:

I purchased a pair of these mics at Guitar Center. It is my understanding that they are made in the same German factory as Neumann mics and share capsules with that brand. I compared these to Audio Technical AT4050a mics, and Shure SM81s. The Sennheiser Mk4 mics have very low self noise, lower than the reference mics. The sound is very open and neutral, a bit different but, on par with the Shure and Audio Technica mics. The Sennheiser mics look very well made and the optional shock mounts I purchased look like a work of art, the castings and machining is top tier. I will note that these mics are all about performance but simply are featureless. There is no attenuator pad, no low frequency contour, no pattern selection. Frankly, I almost never use these features so I don't miss them. If you are interested in a pair of very neutral, quiet well made German mics, these will likely give you the best bang for the buck out there.

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5.0

Great Mic!

By Jeremy Mark

from Indiana

Comments about Sennheiser MK4 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone:

This is one nice mic. If you've been searching for a mic that gives you that pro sound this is it.especially for vocals. I have no complaints whatsoever!

 
4.0

Great Value

By JC

from Charleston SC

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Pros

  • Clear Sound

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    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Sennheiser MK4 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone:

    I have had C414's and TLM model mics. I sold everything some years back and just had a AKG Perception 120. I wanted to get back into recording some original songs, I am mostly into Indie Rock, Pop and Folk and some progressive Rock and Blues. I Recorded a couple tests with my AKG P120 and felt the set up was ok but lacking. After some research I decided to try a Sennheiser MK4. I checked reviews, comparisons and price, the Mic is currently on clearance and I felt at the lower price I would go for it. Compared directly to the AKG P120 the MK4 is more sensitive, detailed and clear. The P120 might make a good back up mic but does not have the clarity of the Sennheiser MK4. The difference on vocals was noticeable but when I try an acoustic guitar I was able to hear a huge difference. I am happy with the mic and the deal I got. This Mic is not as good as a AKG c414 or TLM but at barley over $200 on clearance it comes in at a 1/3 of the price of one of those mics used.

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