Sennheiser MK4 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Review

Feb 07, 2017  /  by Hollagully  /  in MUSIC, TECHNOLOGY

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To achieve professional studio recordings on a budget, home recordists everywhere choose the Sennheiser MK 4 for it’s fine resolution and outstanding sound quality. This large diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone features a 1” true condenser capsule in full metal housing. The capsule is shock mounted internally minimizing structure bourne noise.

The MK4 is an excellent choice for vocals, guitars, pianos, offering with a warm tone and a rich sound that is full of detail without sibilance. A wide frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz is relatively flat with a mild presence lift between 3kHz and 10kHz. The low end doesn’t start to roll off until south of 50Hz so it guaranteed to capture low end on bass cabinets and drums. Its max SPL of 140dB makes it able to withstand the loudest sources.

Specifications:

  • Type: Large-diaphragm, side-address condenser microphone
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Max SPL: 140dB
  • Sensitivity : 25 mV/Pa
  • Min. terminating impedance : 1000
  • Delivery includes MK 4, MQZ 4 mic clamp, pouch, and manual
  • Requires +48V phantom power

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The Sennheiser MK4 is definitely light in features but it is an outstanding project studio workhorse. Voiceover artists, singers, and podcasters love it for its pristine and transparent response, making it one of the best microphones for recording vocals for any use.

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Alternatives:
RODE NT1-A, AKG C 214Audio-Technica AT2020, AKG P420, MXL V67G, Shure SM7B, Electro-Voice RE20

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