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Sennheiser MKH 416-P48 Supercardioid Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Abel Code: SN-MKH416-P48
Mfr. Code: MKH416-P48
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.
Short shotgun interference tube microphone for film, radio, and television, especially for outside broadcast applications. Excellent directivity and compact design, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection.
Key Highlights
  • Suitable for poor weather
  • Great for broadcast news
  • High sensitivity


The Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun Microphone is a compact pressure-gradient microphone with short interference tube, highly immune to humidity due to its RF condenser design. Featuring high directivity, low self noise, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection, the MKH 416 can handle exterior filming and broadcast reporting conditions without any difficulty.

It includes a supercardioid/lobe pattern, matte black finish, and comes supplied with the MZW-415 Windscreen.


  • Pressure gradient receiver with short interference tube
  • High sensitivity
  • Hypercardioid at low and medium frequencies
  • Above 2 kHz approaches lobar pattern
  • Suitable for inclement weather due to RF condenser design
  • Low noise levels
  • High feedback rejection


MZW-415 Windscreen

The MZW-415 Windscreen is made of open cell foam material. It offers maximum protection against both wind and pop noise. 

What's in the Box

  • Case
  • MZQ 100 Quick Release for K3U, MD409 and MKH-416
  • MZW-415 Foam Windscreen
  • Sennheiser MKH 416-P48 Supercardioid Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty


Key Highlights

  • Suitable for poor weather
  • Great for broadcast news
  • High sensitivity


Dynamic Range:
117 dB - (Typical)
Minimum Terminating Impedance - 800 Ohms
Nominal Impedance - 25 Ohms
Microphone Type:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
81 dB
Frequency Response:
40 to 20,000 Hz
Microphone Notes:
Polar Pattern - Low, Mid: Hypercardioid Above 2 kHz: Lobar
25 mV/Pa +/- 1dB
Max SPL:
130 dB, (@ 1 KHz)
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