MKH 8020

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4.5 (2) Reviews

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Outstanding omni-directional instrument microphone. Ideal as a main mic for “spaced pair” and “Decca Tree” recordings or the use in an OSS “Jecklin Disk“ array. Wide frequency response: 10 – 60,000 Hz.
$ 1,399.00
plus applicable sales tax

The omni-directional MKH 8020 is ideal for recording large and small sound sources, for a "Decca Tree" or for use in an OSS "Jecklin Disk" array. As it does not suffer from a proximity effect, it is also a good choice for close-miking. If the acoustic ambiance is right, this microphone will provide very impressive recordings. The extra octave at the bottom end makes the MKH 8020 perfect for recording pipe organs, grand piano and acoustic double-bass.

  • Onmi-directional pick-up pattern

  • Modular design

  • Wide frequency response 10 to 60.000 Hz

  • Symmetrical transducer with 2 backplates providing extremly low distortion

  • Extremly low inherent self-noise

  • Accurate directional pattern

  • Non reflective Nextel coating

  • Ideal for stereo and surround recordings, as an M microphone and for ambience

  • Also available in stereo pairs

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Sennheiser Star Rating

4.5 (2) Reviews

100.0% of Reviewers Would Recommend this product to a friend

  • dghtunes
    Canton, GA USA

    Sennheiser Star Rating

    Blown away!

    These are fantastic microphones, will be using them every time I record an appropriate source!


    Beautiful, rich, full sound, picks up the full dynamic range of a piano in an even, natural way. easy to find a good placement, and didn't pick up room noise nearly as much as my other mics.


    None so far!


    piano, nature recordings


    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Sam

    Sennheiser Star Rating

    Wonderful true sound, amazing detail

    I would recommend these microphones, probably the best microphones that I own.


    Very good sound, no interference from nearby radio sources which has caused issues with other branded microphones.


    Paint has started to chip off, not sure what has caused this. These have been in their case most of their life.


    Sound great on piano, a wonderful extended low end


    I would recommend this to a friend.

What's in the Box
  • Microphone head MKHC 8020
  • XLR module MZX 8000
  • Microphone clip MZQ 8000
  • Windshield MZW 8000
  • User manual
  • Transport case

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  • Safety instructions and regulatory information
    • Safety instructions MKH 8020, 8040, 8050, 8090 (660 KB) Download

  • Instruction Manual
    • Instruction manual MKH 8020 Stereo (700 KB) Download

    • Instruction manual MKH 8020 (600 KB) Download

    • Instruction manual - Windscreens and Accessories (1.8 MB) Download

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    • Microphone and accessories overview MKH 8000 Series (1.6 MB) Download

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    • The MKH Story (1.1 MB) Download

  • EU Declaration of Conformity
    • EU Declaration of conformity MKH 8020, 8040, 8050, 8060, 8070 und 8090 (480 KB) Download

  • Spec Sheets
    • Product specification - MKH 8020 (160 KB) Download

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