Rental ID: SENNHEISER_MKH-815T_CONDENSER_SHOTGUN_MIC
The MKH-815T is a vintage and expensive microphone from the 1970’s that is still highly regarded today. Primarily used in a studio but also equally powerful when used in the field and on location.
It was the microphone used at televised Cricket matches by the BBC, the MKH-815T features a narrow directional characteristic. The BBC sound recordist would point this mic at the Cricket batsman to capture the sound of the Cricket ball striking the Cricket bat from a great distance. We’ve tested this by capturing the sound of birds by pointing the mic towards their nest high up in the trees, it works a treat.
A point to note is that the MKH-815T is a ‘T Power’ microphone, so it will not run on regular +48V Phantom Power as it needs 12V T Power, our SQN-4S Audio Mixer provides T Power, Phantom Power, all the powers. So we suggest hiring the SQN4S to power the mic if you don’t have a device to power it.
Its an exceptional microphone, a vintage classic and still highly regarded.