MKH 800 TWIN
The MKH 800 TWIN is a universal studio condenser
microphone of exceptional quality. It includes a dual
capsule consisting of two symmetrical push-pull trans-
ducers with high linearity. This is a "side fire" microphone
with the two cardioid pick-up patterns of the transducer
aligned back-to-back across the axis of the microphone.
The MKH 800 TWIN is based on the MKH 800. However, the
signals of both transducers are not combined in the
microphone in order to generate differing pick-up patterns
but are available separately as two channels at the
microphone output. This allows the pick-up patterns of the
MKH 800 TWIN to be remotely adjusted. The signals can be
combined in any desired way in the mixing console in order
to create all pick-up patterns from omni-directional to
figure-8 with an infinite number of intermediate stages.
The remote adjustability and the variable pick-up
patterns make the MKH 800 TWIN a universal main
microphone, soloist microphone or supporting micro-
The pick-up patterns can be set and optimised under
monitoring conditions. In other words, it is not necessary
to fix the pick-up patterns definitively before recording.
A wide range of mixes for stereo and surround are
possible (including in parallel).
The saving of the microphone signals in two channels
also allows an unlimited range of mixes to be realised at
a later date.
The high sensitivity ensures interference-free signal
paths as a result of high signal levels. The inherent noise
of downstream microphone amplifiers is thus of minor
The very low inherent noise prevents the masking of
filigree sound structures. The depth of the acoustic can
be heard more clearly too.
The high linearity of the transducers minimises the
signal distortions and ensures the transparency of the
sound even at high sound levels.
The frequency response extends to 50 kHz, thus
improving the resolution for complex acoustic details.
Stable pick-up patterns minimise sound distortion in the
direct and diffuse field.
Negative acoustic effects caused by the housing and the
sound inlet basket are minimised.
The small, slim design and the optionally dark housing
design (Nextel) make it visually unobtrusive.
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