Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone


Key Features:

  • Supercardioid/Lobar Pickup
  • Symmetrical RF Transducer
  • Excellent Transient Response
  • Reliable under Tough Conditions
  • Can Interface with Digital Systems

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The Senneiser MKH 8060 is a lightweight and rugged short shotgun microphone that offers true and natural sound. Reliable under the toughest climatic conditions, the microphone's symmetrical RF transducer design produces high sensitivity, low distortion and excellent transient response.


The enhanced short interference tube yields a pleasing supercardioid/lobar pickup pattern, suppressing off-axis sound without coloration to create extremely natural and detailed results. Due to its compact design, it is ideal for boom or camera mounting.The microphone ships with an analog output module with an XLR connector, but with the appropriate accessory, the body can to interface directly into digital systems via the optional MZD 8000 digital module.



  • Lightweight and rugged short shotgun microphone
  • Immune to failure caused by dampness and humidity
  • Symmetrical RF transducer
  • High sensitivity
  • Low distortion
  • Excellent transient response
  • Suppresses off-axis sound without coloration
  • Ship with analog output module
  • Will interface directly with digital systems when used with the optional MZD 8000 digital module


TransducerSymmetrical RF
Polar PatternSupercardioid/Lobar
Frequency Response50Hz to 25kHz
Sensitivity-24 dBV/Pa (63mV/Pa)
NoiseEIN: 11dB (A) (DIN-IEC 651), 23dB (CCIR 268-3)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)129dB
ImpedanceNominal: 25Ω
Minimum Terminating: 2kΩ
Output Connectors1 x XLR (as supplied)
Low Frequency Roll-OffNo
Power Requirements48V, +/-4V phantom (P48, IEC 61938)
3.3mA current consumption
Operating Temperature-14°F to 140°F (-10°C to 60°C)
DimensionsDiameter: 0.75" (19mm)
Length (Microphone): 5.7" (145mm)
Length (with MZX 8000 Module): 7.0" (178mm)
WeightMicrophone: 2.8 oz (79g)
With MZX 8000 Module: 3.9 oz (111g)

What's In The Box

Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone
  • MKH 8060 Microphone Body
  • MZX 8000 Analog Output Module (XLR)
  • MZQ 8060 Microphone Clip
  • MZW 8060 Foam Windshield
  • Threaded Transport Tube
  • Frequency Response Sheet
  • One (1) Year Warranty

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