A highly directional professional shotgun microphone system for mounting on cameras or on a boom using optional mounts and suspension systems. They can also be table or desk mounted for broadcast interviewing when the microphne needs to be placed at a distance out of camera shot. The MCE 86II 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. The can be used for outdoor applications and in studios with fishpole 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 absolutely clearly. Weighing only 92 g, the MCE 86 is one of the lightest shotgun microphones of all. Due to the rugged construction and non-glare Nextel-finish, the microphones are insensitive to mechanical strains. The MCE 86II can be powered from each balanced phantom powered input. The MCE 86 II is phantom powered. If phantom power is not available the MCE 86 SII version should be used.