Older Sennheiser MKH models

Discussion in 'Location Recording' started by John Stafford, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Just wondering what's thought of mics such as the 106, 405 and 406. How do they compare with the current models?

    John Stafford
  2. bap

    bap Member

    I can't help you directly, but if you don't find an answer here you could try Sound on Sound forum [hope it's legal to mention other forums here].

    There's a fellow used to post there frequently by the name of John Willett who is a Sennheiser rep and has just about all spec and history at his fingertips. He might still drop by occasionally. A very knowledgable guy.
  3. bap

    bap Member

    I found the post on SOS regarding older MKH mics. Ends up it was a question asked to John Willet by Gunnar Ghellquist regarding a pair of MKH 406's aqcuired by Gunnar [frequently part of this forum].

    The post is
  4. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Thanks! It really is very kind of you to look this up for me! :cool:

    I've been on the lookout for a set from the newer MKH series, but I think I could find a use for these too.

    Thanks again!
  5. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    just chiming in very quickly (on the run).

    I found a pair of MKH406-s on the net. They are with me at every gig, and I really like them. I believe they were designed with an 80Hz high-pass filter, which generally is a good thing, but not always. Otherwise they sound very much like later MKH-s -- boring is one word I have sometimes thought. In a good sense that is, not adding anything, just catching what it sounds like. For on location recording that is perfect if you ask me.

  6. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gunnar
    That's great to know!
  7. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    I see you're based in Stockholm -one of the most wonderful cities in the world! I've been to Sweden three times, and two of those visits were to Stockholm.

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