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Sennheiser unveils ultra miniature mic at AES

Sennheiser has introduced the MKE 1, a tiny new microphone with a capsule that’s not much bigger than a match head.

The MKE 1 achieves a natural, full sound with a clear and present treble. Care was taken to ensure the microphone capsule was fully protected from moisture, so the MKE 1 can hold its own in harsh live conditions longer than most other clip-on microphones.

Only 3.3mm across, the MKE 1 was designed for high-energy, high-perspiration stage shows. The clip-on microphone can be provided with a multipurpose cap that diverts any humidity past the microphone and doubles as a windshield. And from within the mic, a thin, acoustically open stainless steel membrane protects the capsule.

The anti-kink sleeve has also been improved in order to increase the life of the Kevlar reinforced cable. With a diameter of 1mm, the cable is highly resistant to handling noise, while a special plastic coating ensures that it tangles less readily.

The MKE 1 comes with a multipurpose cap that protects the microphone from perspiration and also serves as a windshield (treble boost of 1.5dB). Also included is a small frequency response cap, which ensures a treble boost of 2.5dB for applications where the mic is hidden within the costume or when more brilliance is to be added to a voice.

The MKE 1 is now available in beige and black.

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