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Sennheiser MD 421 SPL specs?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Divo, Apr 26, 2003.

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  1. Divo

    Divo Member

    Apr 2, 2003
    There is no rating of the website or PDF. Does anyone know what she will handle?
  2. GT40sc

    GT40sc Active Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Seattle WA, USA
    Are you planning on recording a jet engine?

    If not, I wouldn't worry about max SPL for the 421...it can take it. One of the more rugged microphones out there.

    Sorry I can't throw a number at you...
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Checking the Rycote Microphone Encyclopedia for the Sennheiser MD 421 II, there are no max spl figures listed. Here are the specifications that are listed.
    Frequency Response 30Hz. – 17kHz.
    Output Sensitivity 2 mV/Pa
    Output Impedance 200 ohm
    Recommended Load >0.2k ohm
    I can say that they have a very high spl ability. The chances of your mic pre overloading before this mic "tops out' is much more likely. I will look around and see if I can find a spec. Kurt
  4. sign

    sign Guest

    Don't worry, you can record a gunshot of a battleship with a 421 :D

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