Sennheiser MKH 418-S M/S Stereo Shotgun Microphone



  • Shotgun Mic Ideal for Stereo Recordings
  • Dual-Capsule Design for Recording in M/S
  • 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • 130 dB SPL
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The Sennheiser MKH 418 S is an M-S stereo shotgun microphone. Its M-S format, compact dimensions, very good consonant clarity and good spatial representation make it ideally suited for every type of application in film, radio, television and reporting, both indoors and outdoors.

The Sennheiser MKH 418S mic features 2 independent acoustic systems for generating the mid and side signals. The mid (M), or mono signal is generated using an internal shotgun microphone. With its frequency range of 40 Hz to 20 kHz, the shotgun accurately reproduces audio with extreme focus, emphasizing pick up of signals at the direct-axis section (front). The shotgun also rejects signal at the off-axis sections (sides) of the microphone, minimizing noise and further strengthening the pick up area. The Side (S), or stereo signal is generated using a separate, internal microphone system that features a figure-of-eight polar pattern. This system is responsible for reproducing the spacial character needed for accurate placement of signal within the stereo field. It can also handle 130 dB of SPL. 

The output features a 5-pin XLR male connection, capable of sending the separate signals of each internal microphone system to discrete channels of a console, field mixer, recorder or matrixing system. Each internal microphone requires +48V phantom power, supplied via two Sennheiser MZA 14 P48 battery power supply units, or any mixer capable of supplying at least 2 discrete channels of phantom power.


  • Increased directivity due to interference tube system (capsule)
  • Very low noise, high SNR
  • High sensitivity
  • Universal application due to M-S format, mono compatible
  • Climate-resistant capsules
  • Rugged brass casing, with matt black finish


Impedance1000 Ω
DimensionsØ 19 x 280 mm
Frequency response (microphone)40 - 20000 Hz
Transducer principle (Microphone)RF condenser microphone
MicrophoneM-S stereo shotgun microphone
Weight220 g
Pick-up patternM: super-cardioid/lobar (S: Figure-of-eight)
Phantom poweringP48 : 48+/- 4 V / 2 x 2,3 mA
Operating temperature-20 à +60 °C
Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3M:14 dB-A/26dB-CCIR S:24dB-A/34 dB-CCIR
Maximum sound pressure level (passiv)130 dB (63Pa)
Output impedance< 25 Ω
Output voltage1,5 V

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    • Sennheiser MKH418S - Stereo Shotgun Microphone
      • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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