Sennheiser MKH 8060 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone

SennheiserSKU: SEMKH8060

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The microphone exhibits a supercardioid polar pattern at low to midrange frequencies and transitions to a lobar pattern in high frequencies, providing uniform attenuation of 10 to 20 dB from 125 Hz to 1 kHz between 90° and 120° off axis. The rejection pattern for high frequencies is also consistent, further contributing to the mic's transparent, undistorted off-axis tone. Your dialogue, foley, and sound effects can be recorded with full dynamics and clarity, thanks to the MKH 8060's wide frequency response, transformerless output, and high SPL handling.

Performs in Adverse Environmental Conditions

  • When your work takes you outdoors, you're bound to encounter humidity and condensation, which can cause many mics to fail. The MKH 8060's RF circuit design makes it highly immune to moisture, allowing you to reliably capture high-quality audio in normal and adverse environmental conditions.

Professional Sound Quality

  • Offering the same sonic signature as Sennheiser's other 8000-Series microphones, the MKH 8060 was engineered with the experienced professional in mind. Its 50 Hz to 25 kHz frequency response incorporates a gentle rise above 3 kHz to increase intelligibility and a natural bass roll-off to mitigate rumble. Its low self-noise of 11 dBA and ultrahigh sensitivity of -24 dB enable studio-worthy signal purity without requiring noise reduction and gain boosting in postproduction.

Phantom Powered

  • The MKH 8060 boasts a transformerless and fully floating balanced output for optimal signal integrity. Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 44 to 52 VDC phantom power, the MKH 8060 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras.

Digital Compatibility

  • When used with the optional MZD 8000 digital module, the MKH 8060 becomes a digital microphone that outputs AES42 signal at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution and allows remote control of DSP functions such as low-cut filtering and attenuation.

Ideal for Boompole or Camera Mounting

  • The MKH 8060's metal body features a nonreflective Nextel coating to prevent distracting visual reflections. Mount the MKH 8060 directly on a stand or boompole using the supplied mic clip, or attach it to a camera with a shoe shockmount such as the Smallrig 1859. Alternatively, place the MKH 8060 in the separately available Sennheiser MZS 20-1 combination shockmount, pistol grip, and stand adapter to prevent the transfer of vibrations to the microphone.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

  • The MKH 8060 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the Sennheiser MZH 20-1 furry windshield (available separately).
  • For Pro Film, TV & Location Recording
  • Moisture-Resistant for Humid Conditions
  • No Switches, Buttons, or Dials
  • 50 Hz to 25 kHz Frequency Response
  • Supercardioid at Low & Mid Frequencies
  • Lobar Pattern at High Frequencies
  • Low 11 dBA Self-Noise
  • Ultrahigh Sensitivity of -24 dB
  • Transparent, Undistorted Off-Axis Tone
  • Windscreen Reduces Wind Noise
  • Sennheiser MKH 8060 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone
  • Microphone Clip
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Threaded Transport Tube
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty

Sennheiser MKH 8060 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Polar Pattern
Lobar, Supercardioid
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 25 kHz
Maximum SPL
129 dB SPL
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field
Operating Principle
Line Gradient
Element Type
Polar Pattern
Lobar, Supercardioid
End Address
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 25 kHz
Maximum SPL
129 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection
3 dB at 60°
20 dB at 120°
15 dB at 180°
-24 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Current Consumption
3.3 mA
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Operating Temperature
22 to 92°F / -10 to 60°C

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