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Old September 30th, 2008, 07:50 AM   #1
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Sennheiser MKH 435

Anyone owns this mic? What situation is good at? I am gonna test one and would like to know more about it cause there's not much info about it on internet...
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Old September 30th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #2
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Anyone owns this mic? What situation is good at? I am gonna test one and would like to know more about it cause there's not much info about it on internet...
Don't know much about it except a brief search on the web turns up that it is likely to really be an MKH835T mic, which means it's a "T-power" mic that won't work with current generation phantom power sources. It needs the specific 12-volt "T-power" or "A/B Power" power supply and plugging into phantom could damage it.
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Anyone owns this mic? What situation is good at? I am gonna test one and would like to know more about it cause there's not much info about it on internet...
Don't know much about it except a brief search on the web turns up that it is likely to really be an MKH835T mic, which means it's a "T-power" mic that won't work with current generation phantom power sources. It needs the specific 12-volt "T-power" or "A/B Power" power supply and plugging into phantom could damage it.
The MKH 435 is a T-powered microphone that was discontinued in the late 1970's.

It's only similarity with the MKH 815 is that it is of the same era and t-powered.

The 435 is a cardioid mic. with a broad pick-up pattern.

The Owners Manual with all the details you need is on the Sennheiser website HERE.

I hope this helps.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #4
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Anyone owns this mic? What situation is good at? I am gonna test one and would like to know more about it cause there's not much info about it on internet...
Hello Vvicente,

I have a 435T and was told by Sennheiser that it was a TV broadcasters' desk mic.

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Old October 7th, 2008, 01:34 AM   #5
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I have a 435T and was told by Sennheiser that it was a TV broadcasters' desk mic.
It can be used for this, of course; but it is in fact a general purpose mic. that can be used for a wide variety of recording purposes (see the Owners Manual I lnked to above).
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Yes, of course, as a cardioid it can be used for lots of stuff.

It's a bit bright and hasn't been made for a number of years, so what you have there is a functional antique, but so is a Neumann U 67 and they are still highly prized by some folks.

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Old October 10th, 2008, 05:57 AM   #7
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Thank you some much for the info so much
I am gonna start testing this old but beautiful mic this days and will let you know
I am also checking how to use the electrosound ABF3 T-Power for the mic, if I can I will attach you a picture next time, but its basically a box with an input and output (both canons XLR obviously). On the front it says "tape recorder" and it has a saying "Avoid flat batteries!!Do not leave unit with battery test selected" (quite funny uh). There also a chart with "dB" (Y) and "frequency Hz" (X) which is explain what each of the number does for the frecuency. So position "0" wont cut any low frequency, and then up to "3" which would cut in 10dB on 100Hz.
On one of the sides it has a knob switch (to select the high pass filter) with selection which goes from "off" to an odd simple, something like a musical note(but its not) and then it goes up to "1", "2" and latest "3". It also have a switch with 2 options "10" or "20" (no doubt these two are either 10 or 20dB). Is there a way I could use this microphone with my Mbox 2 Pro (it doesnt have t power) through the electrosound abf3? If not, is it true that i would just be able to use it through my PSC mixer?
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The ABF3 (that brings back memories) is a little T (AB) power box that used a couple of PP3 batteries to power the mic. It was boilt in an Eddistone die-cast box and you had to remove the four screwsto change the batteries - these often got lost and the box was held together by gaffer tape.

It will *not* work plugged into any socket with phantom power.

However, the best and easiest way to power it is to use a Canford Audio PHANTOM TO T-POWER CONVERTER.

This is an in-line XLR to XLR barrel with an internal circuit that takes 48V phantom power in and outputs 12V T-power for the microphone.
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... Is there a way I could use this microphone with my Mbox 2 Pro (it doesnt have t power) through the electrosound abf3? If not, is it true that i would just be able to use it through my PSC mixer?

You could also get one of these ... Trew Audio - Mic Accessories - Mic Power Accessories - PSC 48V Phantom to 12V T Power Barrel Adapter

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Looks like John and I are posting at the same time! LOL
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If I buy one of those T power to 48 V adapters that you guys are recommending me, would i still need that little box (the electrosound abf3)????
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If I buy one of those T power to 48 V adapters that you guys are recommending me, would i still need that little box (the electrosound abf3)????
Nope, not needed
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If I buy one of those T power to 48 V adapters that you guys are recommending me, would i still need that little box (the electrosound abf3)????
No, it takes the place of the ABF3. It takes the phantom power you already have and turns it into 12V T-power for the mic. So no batteries to change.
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