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New Sennheiser Active Setup
« on: October 19, 2007, 03:35:38 PM »
figured this was worthy of crossposting. Apparently they have the same look and feel of Schoeps. Rokpunk discovered these beauties at the AES convention.

Available in Card, Hyper, and Omni


Picture of Card Cap w/ Body



MKH 8040
http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/root/500966?Open&print=

General Description
The cardioid MKH 8040 is suitable for almost any application. It considerably reduces pick-up of a reverberant room.  This is very helpful in rooms with poor acoustics or when disturbing sounds impinge mainly from the rear.
Features
 cardioid pick-up pattern
 modular design
 wide frequency response 30 to 50.000 Hz
 symmetrical transducer with 2 backplates providing extremly low distortion
 extremly low inherent self-noise
 accurate directional pattern
 non reflective Nextel coating 
 ideal as a spot microphone and for surround recordings
Delivery Includes
 Microphone head MKHC 8040 
 XLR module MZX 8000
 Microphone clip MZQ 8000
 Windshield MZW 8000
 User manual
 Aluminium transport case


Stereo pair MSRP is $2300
http://www.audiolines.com/MKH-8040-ST-p-19848.html
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Active Cables, shockmounts, and clips can be viewed on this link. You have to scroll down.
http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/root/500966?Open&print=#
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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007, 04:08:51 PM »
$2300 for just Caps and Bodies? Dam. I wonder how much the active cables are.
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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2007, 04:13:55 PM »
I called the only store that looks like they are offering the body/caps combo and they said they are not getting them until the 2nd week of November and he did not have pricing on the cables.

Here is a link that I found to UK pricing. All prices in Pounds. Coversions below:
http://www.sennheiser.co.uk/uk/icm.nsf/resources/Microphones_Price_List_2007.pdf/$File/Microphones_Price_List_2007.pdf

Looks like active cables are $400 for a pair and clips are $200 for a pair. Not too bad. So for $2500 you can get a complete set up.

Don't know if those prices are a bit high, b/c when I compared the UK pricing for a matched pair it said $2800 an in the U.S. they are $2300. Guess we will find out in a couple of weeks.
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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2007, 04:29:10 PM »
i have a call in for pricing from my local rep as soon as they are available.
they really did sound nice from the 6 seconds i listened to myself say "check check" in them.    :P


i'm not sure how needed the active cables will be for these mics, as they are 'lil guys....about half as long as a 460.

oh yeah, one thing i noticed was that the hypers were a really really tight pattern.
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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2007, 11:15:28 PM »
 hmm..  these could have marketed under the neumann name..
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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007, 08:58:33 AM »
hmm..  these could have marketed under the Neumann name..

No they couldn't - they are symmetrical capsule RF condenser mics and very different from Neumann.


The pdf of the brochure is on the UK site HERE which gives a lot more detail.

For an idea of prices - the UK price list is here.


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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007, 09:01:04 AM »
hmm..  these could have marketed under the Neumann name..

No they couldn't - they are symmetrical capsule RF condenser mics and very different from Neumann.


The pdf of the brochure is on the UK site HERE which gives a lot more detail.

For an idea of prices - the UK price list is here.



didnt know the engineering differences..  ty..  +t!       I only made the statement because sennh owns neumann..
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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2007, 09:05:32 AM »
hmm..  these could have marketed under the neumann name..

would that make them sound better?
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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2007, 10:19:03 AM »
Wow, beautiful mics with extended frequency response that the designers claim to be on the warmer side.  Hopefully these end up getting made in quantities enough for some price competition, would love to have a set in the future depending on the overall sound. Would love to have a mic with Schoeps style midrange, a more controlled but present low end and open detailed highs without a hint of sparkle.  Need to get a pair of Milabs for testing one day because they seem to come close.
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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2007, 04:47:36 PM »
Just got a price of $2397 for a stereo pair w/ 10ft active cables & mini mic clips. Not too shabby.
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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2007, 04:59:24 PM »
Just got a price of $2397 for a stereo pair w/ 10ft active cables & mini mic clips. Not too shabby.

in stock and shipping yet?
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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2007, 05:08:16 PM »
They do have them in the main Sennheiser distribution center but not at retail outlets. Pretty sure they are special orders at this point. I will gladly support your sluttiness.

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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2007, 11:43:48 AM »
They do have them in the main Sennheiser distribution center but not at retail outlets. Pretty sure they are special orders at this point.

These are new mics that have just started shipping - so it is likely to be a little slower at the start.

But it *is* an exciting series that will expand over the coming months and years - for example there will be an AES42 digital module next year.  ;D


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Re: New Sennheiser Active Setup
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2007, 12:14:29 PM »
I just got off the phone with soundpure and they will do a set for $2250.00.

 

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