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The ME 66 is a short shotgun microphone head (pictured 2nd from right) is designed for use with the K6 and K6P powering modules. It is especially suitable for reporting, film and broadcast location applications and for picking up quiet signals in noisy or acoustically live environments as it discriminates against sound not emanating from the main pick-up direction. Matt black, anodised, scratch-resistant finish.

The ME66 capsule features a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern yielding great attenuation at the sides of the microphone, maximizing pick up at the front. The result is a focused pick-up in highly ambient environments. A wide 40-20,000Hz frequency response provides detailed, accurate signal reproduction. Its short size allows camera mounting while remaining free of the frame.

The K6 powering module (pictured far left) is the heart of this Sennheiser professional modular microphone system and can be powered either by its internal ‘AA’ size 1.5 V battery or by 12 – 48 V phantom power. The K6 can be combined with different condenser microphone heads to provide a wide variety of polar patterns. Matt black, anodised scratch-resistant finish.


Technical Specifications and Features

ME66 Short Shotgun Capsule

Transducer: Condenser

Polar Pattern: Supercardioid

Frequency Response: 40 Hz – 20 kHz, (+/- 2.5 dB)

Dynamic Range (Typical): 115 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 84 dB

Maximum Input Sound Level: 125 dB, (@ 1 kHz, THD = 1%)

Power Requirements: Supplied by K6 or K6P Power Modules (Optional)

Output Impedance: 200 Ohms (with K6)

Output Connectors: Attaches (Screws-On) to the K6, or K6P Powering Module

Pad: None

Low Frequency Roll-Off: None on Capsule, Bass Roll-Off filter is Found on K6, or K6P Power Modules

Applications: Field recording, interviews, film, video and broadcast production.

Dimensions: 8.7 x .885″ (221 x 22.5mm) LxDiameter

Weight: 2.32 oz. (65 g)


The K6 Powering Module

Gain: 0 dB

Impedance: Minimum terminating: 1,000Ω / Nominal: 200Ω

Frequency Response: 30 to 20,000 Hz (-1 dB)

Low Frequency Roll-Off: On/off switchable / -10 dB @ 100 Hz / -20 dB @ 50 Hz

Output Voltage: 2V

Phantom Power Requirements: 12 to 48V (±4V)

Current Consumption: 2.2 mA

Battery Requirements: 1 x AA battery

Battery Life: 150 hours maximum

Dimensions (Diam. x L): 0.9 x 3.7″ (22 x 94 mm)

Weight: 1.6 oz (45 g)