A Classic Cardioid Dynamic Mic for Any High-SPL Source!
A classic microphone on drums, guitar amps, bass amps, vocals and more, with a frequency response spanning from 30 Hz to 17 kHz, the Sennheiser MD 421 II serves as a great multipurpose dynamic mic to have in the studio. It holds up well to high sound pressure levels (SPL), making it a solid choice on any loud source. This baby also comes with five bass roll-off positions to give you more control of its deep low-end response, unwanted bleed from nearby instruments. It hosts solid circuitry and is built with clear sonic reproduction and durability in mind, so you can always count on getting the best sound out of your instruments during sessions. Your Sennheiser MD 421 is also a solid choice for broadcast voiceover. And if you're recording super-loud, aggressive rock or rap vocals -- the 421 can handle them, too!
Multiple Bass Roll-off Settings
Built with internal bass tubes and delivering accurate bass all the way down to 30 Hz, this mic dishes plenty of lows when that's what you need. And when you don't, five different low-end filters gives you the flexibility to dump room rumble or cut out unwanted bleed from bass instruments.
The Go-To Mic for Recording Toms
Armed with Sennheiser MD 421s, you can comfortably mic your toms without worrying about cymbal, snare, or kick drum bleed. The 421's cardioid pattern makes it a natural for keeping out instruments next to it and from behind. And being a large-diaphragm dynamic microphone, your MD 421 II gets you a good directional tonal capture. There's a reason you see 421s hanging over so many toms -- this classic mic is "the" go-to choice for this hard-to-capture instrument.
Durable with Clear Sonic Reproduction
Your MD 421 II gives you clear, mud-less audio capture. Its acoustic components are housed in an enclosed chassis to keep out dust and provide resistance to changes in room moisture levels. This dynamic mic also stands up strongly to high sound pressure levels before distorting -- reliably embracing the loudness of drums and amps in a consistently clear and clean fashion. Hang it in front of horns, and the MD 421 will hang right with you. Talk about a tough mic!
Deep, Wide Frequency Response
The frequency range of your MD 421 II gives you a lot of room for recording different sources. Aside from loud instruments and sources like drums and amplifiers, this microphone works well for capturing broadcast voiceovers -- or anything you'd use a cardioid dynamic on. You'll really be adding a colorful and versatile tool to your studio's mic closet with this popular large-diaphragm dynamic microphone.
- Frequency response of 30 Hz to 17 KHz
- Cardoid polar pattern for reliably low bleed
- Five low-end roll-off settings
- Stands up firmly to high sound pressure levels
- Enclosed acoustic components to protect against humidity and dust
- Internal bass tubes for clear sonic reproduction
- Effective feedback rejection
- Durable stainless-steel basket
- Connects via XLR
- Output impedance of 200 ohms
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- Pick-up pattern: cardioid
- Frequency response: 30 - 17,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: (free field, no load) (1 kHz) 2 mV/Pa +/- 3 dB
- Nominal impedance: 200 ohms
- Min. terminating impedance: 200 ohms
- Dimensions in mm: 215 x 46 x 49
- Weight: approx. 385 g
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