The Sennheiser MK4 Condenser Microphone is a large diaphragm side address mic for professional studio recordings and home studios alike. Featuring a 24-carat gold-plated diaphragm and an internal shock-mount, the Sennheiser MK4 ensures fine resolution and superior sound quality. Based on the same acoustics as the e 965 professional vocal microphone, the MK4 condenser microphone delivers a powerful yet warm sound that is both direct and tight.
Product Ref: 19400
The MK 4 with its nickel-coloured finish was developed for professional users in project studios, but is equally well suited for other recording environments and is tough enough for use on stage. It is also a microphone that is affordable for home recordists and musicians. "In the development of the MK 4, we invested every euro in getting the best possible sound," explained Product Manager Sebastian Schmitz, "and we focused on the key elements of a good studio microphone to ensure that we can offer the MK 4 to our customers at an attractive price."
The finest sound structures are well resolved, and sound coming from the sides is picked up without colouration and so does not change the overall sound quality. The microphone has a very harmonious presence; it has vivid mids and is also very detailed in the bass range. At the same time, typical cardioid cancellation is relatively frequency-independent.
The MK 4 has a large 1'' diaphragm precisely spattered with 24-carat gold. The sturdy metal housing and the elastically mounted capsule make the microphone tough enough for even the most energetic recording situations. The excellent suppression of handling noise offered by the internal capsule mount can be even further improved by the use of an elastic suspension, which is available as an accessory. The open front of the suspension mount enables the MK 4 to be positioned close to the sound source. The microphone has a maximum sound pressure level of 140 dB, and its self-noise of 10 dB(A) is extremely low. The MK-4 is highly versatile for vocals, acoustic guitars and grand pianos as well as for strings and wind instruments. In numerous field trials it has proven to be an excellent microphone with guitar amplifiers, drums and percussion. To sum up: it is an unpretentious microphone with outstanding sound.
The MK4 comes complete with a microphone clip and a protective pouch. Optional accessories include an elastic suspension shockmount, a foam windshield and a popshield.