Sennheiser MK 4 Digital Cardioid Condenser Microphone

SennheiserSKU: SEN-506972

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Description

Designed for use directly with computers and iOS devices, the MK 4 Digital from Sennheiser is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone operating in a cardioid polar pattern. Its analog components are modeled on the Sennheiser MK 4, so it features the same 24-carat gold-plated diaphragm, rugged metal housing, 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and a 141 SPL, making it suitable for guitars, vocals, amplifiers, percussion, and more.

Where this microphone differs is on the digital side: Sennheiser has teamed up with Apogee to build a PureDigital converter directly into the microphone. This converter captures audio at high resolutions and sample rates—up to 24-bit / 94 kHz—and ports audio directly into computers and iOS devices, utilizing a digital preamp to ensure a quality signal. To provide connecting options, a lightning cable and a USB cable are included, as are a swivel mount and a pouch for transporting the mic. The mic itself offers a USB Type-A port for connecting to your computer or apposite mobile device.

This mic's digital specs and analog heft make it quite suitable for podcasters and journalists, giving such practitioners the warmth and detail of a condenser microphone. The mic itself was constructed in Germany, which should inspire confidence in the meticulous precision of its design. So if you're in the business of creating content from your project studio—be it musical, journalistic, or anywhere in between—the sturdy design, richly clear sound, and high-quality conversion of this microphone is something which might distinguish you from the pack.

Computer & iOS Compatibility

The microphone can be used with common media-production programs such as Logic Pro X, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Pro Tools, or Ableton Live. It can also interface with iOS recording apps such as GarageBand and Apogee MetaRecorder. The microphone works with Music Memos and any Core Audio Apps on iOS and Mac. On Windows computers it works with ASIO (with freeware driver Asio4all), MME/Direct Sound, and WASAPI-based audio applications.

 

What's in the box:

  • Sennheiser MK4 Digital Condenser 

 

Features at a Glance:

  • Built-in Apogee PureDigital A/D Converter
  • Digitally controlled mic preamp
  • Up to 24-bit / 96 kHz A/D conversion
  • Includes lightning cable and USB cable
  • 1" large-diaphragm capsule
  • True condenser design
  • 24-carat gold-plated diaphragm
  • Full metal housing
  • Capsule shockmounted internally to minimize structure-borne noise
  • Designed for project studios and stage use
  • Low inherent self-noise
  • High maximum SPL
  • Made in Germany

 

Suitable Areas of Application

  • Speech / vocals
  • Acoustic guitars
  • Guitar amplifiers
  • Grand piano
  • Strings
  • Wind instruments
  • Drums and percussion

 

 Specifications:

Sound Field

Mono

Operating Principle

Pressure Gradient

Capsule

Condenser

Diaphragm

1" / 25.40 mm

Polar Pattern

Cardioid

Circuitry

Solid-State

Performance

 

Frequency Range

20 Hz to 20 kHz

Maximum SPL

Cardioid: 141 dB SPL Peak
Cardioid: 91 dB SPL Peak

Impedance

Cardioid: 50 Ohms

Sensitivity

Cardioid: -117 dBFS
Cardioid: -61 dBFS

Digital Output Connector

1 x Lightning
1 x USB-A

Digital Audio

 

A/D Conversion

24-Bit

Sample Rate

44.1 kHz
48 kHz
88.2 kHz
96 kHz

Operating System Support

Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X

Operating Voltage

48 V

Operating Temperature

32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C

Storage Temperature

-4 to 102°F / -20 to 70°C

Dimensions

ø: 2.24 x L: 6.3" / ø: 57 x L: 160 mm

Weight

485 g

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