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Craig Irving January 18th, 2008 10:30 AM

New Sennheiser MKH8000 series inquiry
 
Considering the recent announcement of Schoeps' price-increase, I may have to choose a different mic.

Particularly this one... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...MDLR_SET_.html

I really love the size and weight of it, and it's been compared quite favourably to the CMC641 from what I've seen on message boards so far. I've heard a few recordings that sounded great to me, but I'm no audiophile so I can't really trust my own ears.

My concern is that most of what I read were from message boards for live music taping, and not for film work.

Does anyone plan to try out these new Sennheiser mics for film work?

http://www.sennheiser.co.uk/uk/icm.nsf/resources/MKH_8000_Brochure_2nd_Edition.pdf/$File/MKH_8000_Brochure_2nd_Edition.pdf

Wayne Brissette January 18th, 2008 11:30 AM

I plan on ordering one of the cards and one of the hypers when my rental check from the feature I was on comes in (they are paying out very slowly).

Wayne

Mike Peter Reed January 18th, 2008 04:56 PM

I'm not sure if Scott posts here, but here's his impressions (I think he favoured the MKH50 before the 8000 came along):

http://web.mac.com/farroutpro/Site/8050.html

Dan Brockett January 18th, 2008 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Peter Reed (Post 810581)
I'm not sure if Scott posts here, but here's his impressions (I think he favoured the MKH50 before the 8000 came along):

http://web.mac.com/farroutpro/Site/8050.html

Very intriguing, I have never seen or heard of this mic. It is amazingly small, wish I had requested one from Sennheiser when I had the MKH-50 and 60 for the article I wrote.

This mic could be a real advantage when space is tight.

Dan

Peter Moretti January 30th, 2008 08:07 PM

Ty, where are you when we need you?! LOL!

Wayne Brissette January 31st, 2008 04:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peter Moretti (Post 817374)
Ty, where are you when we need you?! LOL!

I believe he mentioned he recently had one of these mics he was testing/playing with.

Wayne

Allen Green January 31st, 2008 01:42 PM

I'm looking at using one for boom and/or mic for car int., but I want to hear and play with it or talk to other sound friends (that have one) first before I buy it. I don't like to be the first at anything.

Craig Irving February 4th, 2008 01:13 PM

I'm happy to hear that Ty is testing these mics. If he can say it's in the same ballpark as the CMC641 in terms of quality this'll probably be my next mic purchase.

The price-increase on the CMC641 is too steep for me now.

Patrick Bower February 4th, 2008 03:00 PM

You can hear a piano recording comparison between the MKH 40, MKH 8040 and Schoeps MK4 on this Gearslutz thread:

http://tinyurl.com/36dyg4

Patrick


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