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Sennheiser MZD 8000 Digital Output Module

Abel Code: SN-MZD8000
Mfr. Code: MZD8000
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Convert to digital directly at the microphone head with this Sennheiser MZD 8000 Digital Output Module. It is designed to work with your MKH 8020, 8040, 8050, 8060 and 8070 to AES42 microphones.
Key Highlights
  • Converts stereo analog to digital signal
  • For your MKH 8000 series microphones
  • Digital Output in AES 42 format


The fantastic sound of your MKH 8000 series microphones can now be converted to digital directly at the microphone head, ensuring a natural sound without any loss of quality.

Simply screw the compact Sennheiser MZD 8000 Digital Output Module onto your microphone head, in place of the XLR module. That transforms the audio signal of your MKH 8020 (omni-directional) mic, MKH 8040 (cardioid) or your MKH 8050 (super-cardioid) microphone into a digital signal.

This digital module ensures that the warm, natural, yet fantastically clear and powerful sound of the MKH 8000 series is maintained in full quality along the entire signal chain. In contrast to conventional digitization, which uses a separate analogue/digital converter at some stage in the chain, the Sennheiser MZD 8000 Digital Output Module eliminates cable losses and features a converter and surrounding circuitry optimally matched to your MKH 8000 series microphones.

Like all signal-carrying components in the 8000 series, this module is designed with 2-channels. It converts the microphone signal according to the AES 42 standard. Your microphones can be synchronized by any digital system while using this Module.

In addition to the A/D converter (24-bit, sampling rate up to 192 kHz), the Digital Output Module contains an integrated DSP unit. With the aid of dedicated PC control software and an AES 42 interface, your microphone allows settings, such as low-cut filter and attenuation, can be remote-controlled. The required phantom power for microphones is provided by an AES 42 interface, e.g. Neumann's DMI.


  • 2-channel 24 Bit AD converter
  • Dynamic range 115 dB
  • Studio grade preamp and converter
  • Sampling rate 44,1 kHz, 48kHz, 88,2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176,4kHz and 192 kHz
  • Remote controlled DSP functions like low-cut filter and attenuation
  • Digital output in AES 42 format
  • External synchronization, via AES 42 Mode 2

Compatible Microphones:

  • MKH 8020
  • MKH 8040
  • MKH 8050
  • MKH 8060
  • MKH 8070

What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • User Manual
  • Sennheiser MZD 8000 Digital Output Module


Key Highlights

  • Converts stereo analog to digital signal
  • For your MKH 8000 series microphones
  • Digital Output in AES 42 format


Frequency Response:
10 Hz - 80 kHz
Audio Accessory Type:
Microphone Accessory
Sensibilité en champ libre -31 dBFS (MKH 8020) - in free field, no load (1kHz)

Media Conversion

Video vs. Audio Conversion:
Audio Converter
Sig Conversion Input/From:
Sig Conversion Output/To:
Digital Signal in AES 42


Input Voltage:


Phantom Power:
Yes - 10V DPP (AES 42-phantom power)


4.25 in
1.3 in
5.91 in
0.36 lb
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