Sennheiser ME 66 / K6 Shotgun

Model Number

ME 66

Equipment Image

View of the microphone

Usage Instructions

The Sennheiser ME66 short shotgun microphone is a popular choice among video, film and ENG / EFP professionals. The capsule features a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern yielding great attenuation at the sides of the microphone, maximizing pickup at the front. The result is a focused pickup in highly ambient environments. A wide 40-20,000Hz frequency response provides detailed, accurate signal reproduction. The ME66 capsule takes advantage of the K6 modular power supply. The K6 houses a standard AA alkaline battery and is also capable of accepting phantom power from outside sources. Its compact design allows mounting to video cameras. The ME66 is at home in event videography, ENG / EFP use, video depositions, corporate media applications and film.


Unique Features Instructions

Sennheiser ME66 Specs

Sennheiser ME66 - Short Shotgun Mic Capsule


Polar Pattern

Frequency Response
40 Hz - 20 kHz, (+/- 2.5 dB)

Dynamic Range (Typical)
115 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio
84 dB

Maximum Input Sound Level
125 dB, (@ 1 kHz, THD = 1%)

Power Requirements
Supplied by K6 or K6P Power Modules (Optional)

Output Impedance
200 Ohms (with K6)

Output Connectors
Attaches (Screws-On) to the K6, or K6P Powering Module


Low Frequency Roll-Off
None on Capsule, Bass Roll-Off filter is Found on K6, or K6P Power Modules

Field recording, interviews, film, video and broadcast production.

8.7 x .885" (221 x 22.5mm) LxDiameter

2.32 oz. (65 g)

Sennheiser K6 Microphone System Powering Module

0 dB

Minimum terminating: 1,000Ω
Nominal: 200Ω

Frequency Response
30 to 20,000 Hz (-1 dB)

Low Frequency Roll-Off
On/off switchable
-10 dB @ 100 Hz / -20 dB @ 50 Hz

Output Voltage

Phantom Power Requirements
12 to 48V (±4V)

Current Consumption
2.2 mA

Battery Requirements
1 x AA battery

Battery Life
150 hours maximum

Dimensions (Diam. x L)
0.9 x 3.7" (22 x 94 mm)

≈1.6 oz (45 g)

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