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Sennheiser MKH 8070 Long Shotgun Microphone

Abel Code: SN-MKH-8070
Mfr. Code: MKH-8070
Estimated to Ship – 3-4 weeks
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
This long shotgun microphone is ideal for major broadcast and sporting events, with extreme directivity to reliably capture distant sounds even under the toughest sonic and weather conditions.
Key Highlights
  • Long shotgun microphone
  • Enhanced directivity
  • Weatherproof


The Sennheiser MKH 8070 Long Shotgun Microphone is especially designed for picking up distant sources of sound with best possible quality. Its very natural sound makes it the ideal choice for major broadcast and sporting events. Featuring extreme directivity and a pronounced lobar pick-up pattern, it will reliably capture that magic moment from a distance, even under the toughest sonic and climatic conditions. The MKH 8070's special design ensures attenuation of off-axis sound without coloration. Like all mics in the 8000-family, it can be easily combined with the MZD 8000 digital module (sold separately), turning it into a full-fledged digital microphone.


  • Lobar pick-up pattern
  • Enhanced directivity 
  • Very natural sound
  • Uncolored off-axis sound
  • Exceptionally low inherent self-noise
  • Extremely low distortion
  • Transformerless and fully floating balanced output 
  • High output signal
  • Rugged metal housing
  • Non-reflective Nextel® coating 
  • Extremely weather-proof due to RF circuit
  • Becomes a digital mic when combined with the MZD 8000 digital module (sold separately)
  • Timbrally identical with the other 8000-series microphones for optimum aural compatibility

What's in the Box

  • Threaded Transport Tube
  • User Manual
  • Foam Windshield
  • Microphone Clip
  • Sennheiser MKH 8070 Long Shotgun Microphone


Key Highlights

  • Long shotgun microphone
  • Enhanced directivity
  • Weatherproof
  • Extremely low distortion


Output Connector/Port:
XLR 3-pin - Male, balanced, transformerless, floating


2000 Ohm - Minimum Terminating
25 Ohm - Nominal
Microphone Options:
Frequency Response:
45-20,000 Hz
Microphone Notes:
Phantom Power - 48V +/- 4V
Polar Pattern - Lobar
Symmetrical RF Transducer
112 mV/Pa (-19 dBV/Pa) - in free field, no load (1kHz)
Equivalent Noise Level:
8 dB - Weighted as per CCIR 468-3: 21 dB
Max SPL:
124 dB SPL - Passive
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