The Sennheiser e604 is a rugged, cardioid instrument microphone that is specially designed to handle the high sound pressure levels of drums, percussion, woodwind, and brass instruments without distortion. It captures frequencies between 40 Hz and 18 kHz, doing so at sound pressure levels in excess of 160 dB without nasty distortion.
Based on the design of the well-regarded MD 421 microphone, the e604 features a dynamic transducer, which does not require phantom power, and its cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing pickup and feedback at the off-axis sections of the capsule. An integral stand mount screws directly onto mic stands, but the included clip of the microphone attaches the microphone to the rim of a drum or the bell of saxophones. A slight bump between 4 and 5 kHz allows instruments to cut through the mix.
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Choose a microphone that grows with your sound. Sennheiser’s Evolution microphones are defined by impressive sound, precision focus, and extreme ruggedness. Built on the legacy of renowned German engineering, Evolution is the culmination of Sennheiser’s expert engineers, countless tests, and meticulous manufacturing standards—all with the goal of producing quality gear that provides perfect live sound.
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Sennheiser e604 Features
- Rugged reinforced glass-fibre body
- Low sensitivity to impact and handling noise
- Very high sound pressure handling capability
- Low distortion microphone
- Hum compensating coil
- Easy to position due to compact design
- Integral stand mount
- e604 dynamic instrument microphone1
- Drum clip1
- Transducer TypeDynamic
- Polar PatternCardioid
- Frequency Response40 Hz - 18 kHz
- Output Impedance350 ohms
- Sensitivity1.8 mV/Pa
- Connector3-Pin XLRM
- Dimensions1.3" diameter x 2.3" length