Sennheiser MKH-416 Shotgun Microphone

$45 / day
$65 / weekend
$85 / week

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The Sennheiser MKH-416 Shotgun Microphone is ideal for boom, fishpole, and camera mounting.

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The Sennheiser MKH-416 Shotgun Microphone is a combination of pressure gradient and interference tube microphones. In addition, it provides very good feedback rejection, low proximity effect, 130 dB/SPL. Finally, it is both rugged and resistant to changing climate conditions. Consequently, the 416 is Ideal for boom, fish-pole, and camera mounting.

The MKH 416 is a superb all-around microphone for film, radio and television, especially for outside broadcast applications. For example, excellent directivity, compact design, and feedback rejection.

Pressure gradient receiver with short interference tube

  • Employs RF-technology to control residual microphone noise. Optimising the transducer’s acoustic impedance results in a further improvement in low noise performance.
  • The RF-design yields exceptionally low noise levels and is virtually immune to humidity and moisture.
  • The comparatively low RF-voltage across the elements of the transducer also eliminates arcing and DC-bias creeping currents.
  • Hypercardioid at low and medium frequency, above 2kHz approaches lobar pattern
  • Very low self-noise and high sensitivity
  • Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions
  • Optimum S/N ratio
  • Lowest noise and greatest signal stability
  • Highly immune to humidity in all conditions; extremely stable


  • Supercardioid Polar Pattern