Sennheiser E838 Handheld Dynamic Microphone

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Product overview

• Handheld dynamic microphone that is ideal for live audio performances
• Cardioid design that limits the background audio picked up by the microphone
• XLR connector on the microphone to allow you to easily connect to an amplifier or mixer
• A sensitivity of -56dBv means an excellent response to quiet audio by the microphone

What would I use this microphone with?
This microphone is ideal for live performances such as karaoke, lectures or seminars. The microphone is fitted with an XLR connector to connect to any audio amplifier or mixer in a matter of minutes, making it simple to set up. The microphone is powered directly through the cable and does not need any batteries. Simply connect to a suitable XLR cable (not included) and it is ready to be used.

What is the advantage of having a dynamic microphone?
Dynamic microphones are widely used because they’re hardwearing, relatively inexpensive and don’t need a power supply. Dynamic microphones are effective when used with loud sound sources that don’t contain a lot of detail at a very high frequency meaning that they are perfect for use with a range of instruments such as drums and guitars.

What position does the dynamic microphone pick sound up from?
This microphone has a cardioid polar pattern which means it is more sensitive to sound to the front of the unit and least sensitive at the back. The pickup is based in one direction which makes it effective for isolating unwanted sound as well as having a high resistance to feedback from speakers. This makes it a perfect microphone for using in a live performance environment such as a stage.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sennheiser E838 This is a great Dynamic Mic, It does the same job as the shure sm58, but has better top end pick-up for tenor/soprano voices. Also it's beautifully designed casing is sleek but rugged and can handle anything you throw at it (or throw it at) ... And for the price, it's an absolute steal :)
Date published: 2014-10-06
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Operating Specifications


-56 dBvdBv

can this be attached to a video camcorder/ mini dv (Canon XM1) as an external mic?

Asked by: jane
I'm not sure it will , In theory it would work but the mic has a XLR connection ,where I believe your camcorder has a DV , we don't stock such a cable to connect the two unfortunately .
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2015-07-17
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