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Article Number: 476609

Electret condenser shotgun microphone for battery- or phantom power

Professional cameras
Camcorder, DAT, MD-recorders
Multipurpose halls
Miking choirs

The MCE 86 II shotgun microphones can be used for video recordings, lecterns or theatre applications. The microphones are extremely light and rugged and therefore ideal for mounting onto cameras or camcorders. They can be used for outdoor applications and in studios with fish pole booms or as handhelds.
The electrostatic transducer element and the hypercardioid/lobe polar pattern result in an excellent polar pattern with high sensitivity. Due to its construction and integrated active filter the microphone is insensitive towards wind and vibrations caused by zoom motors. Each sound source is reproduced absolute clearly. The MCE 86 II can be powered from balanced phantom source. If phantom power is not available the MCE 86 II S version should be used. This microphone can be phantom powered or battery powered with an integrated 1.5 V battery. The MCE 86 S II can also be connected to unbalanced XLR or mini jack inputs. It is powered by an 1.5 V battery. Each MCE 86 II version has an electronic balanced output, allowing the operation with long cables.
All battery powered versions have an On/Off-switch and battery condition LED. The average battery expectancy is 80 hours. There are two different elastic suspensions available suppressing footfall sound or vibrations of zoom motors. The EA 86 elastic suspension can be mounted directly onto the camera. At its bottom the EA 86 has a 3/8" internal thread for the mounting on stands or fish pole booms.
The flash-holder adapter BS 86 allows optimal positioning on every camera. The EA 19/25 is supplied with the MKV 11 microphone clamp and enables the mounting on standard stands or fish pole booms with 3/8" thread.


  • High sensitivity
  • Excellent off-axis rejection
  • Rugged yet lightweight design
  • Non-glare durable polymer coating


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74072 Heilbronn - Germany

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technical data

Price category   Entry level
Microphone frequency responseRange of frequencies transmitted by the microphone from low to extremely high sounds (low to high frequencies).   50 - 18,000 Hz
Dimensions   Length: 310 mm; Shaft diameter: 21 mm
Net weight without packaging   124 g

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