The Sennheiser ME66 short shotgun microphone is a popular choice among video, film and ENG / EFP professionals. The capsule features a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern yielding great attenuation at the sides of the microphone, maximizing pick up at the front. The result is a focused pick-up in highly ambient environments. A wide 40-20,000Hz frequency response provides detailed, accurate signal reproduction. The ME66 capsule takes advantage of the K6 modular power supply. The K6 houses a standard AA alkaline battery and is also capable of accepting phantom power from outside sources. It's compact design allows mounting to video cameras. The ME66 is at home in event videography, ENG / EFP use, video depositions, corporate media applications and film.
This microphone is primarily intended for Sight and Sound I and Sight and Sound II. It is recommended for use in large spaces or for outdoor locations. It is most effective when used with an onboard camera mount, handheld shockmount, or with a boompole to reduce handling noise. Using this shotgun microphone with a wireless lav provides a good backup strategy for audio dropouts when recording dialogue.