OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT - AUGUST 2009: The waiting is over. The evolution e 965, Sennheiser's multi-award-winning large-diaphragm condenser microphone, is now available as a wireless version. The MMK 965-1 microphone capsule attaches to both Sennheiser's 2000 Series and evolution wireless G3 wireless series SKM handheld transmitters in seconds, allowing users of both series to enjoy the unique dual-diaphragm advantage of Sennheiser's e 965 microphone. Sennheiser's ew 500-965 G3 system, which is part of the evolution wireless G3 series, is based around the MMK 965-1 and ships with the EM 500 G3 receiver, a GA 3 rack-mount kit, and the SKM 500 G3 transmitter with the MMK 965-1 capsule.
"The e 965 is the flagship microphone in the wired evolution 900 Series," explained Ben Escobedo, associate product manager for music industry products at Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. "Ever since this microphone was released to the market, bands and vocalists have asked for a wireless version. We are now very pleased to be able to fulfill this demand. Additionally, artists are excited to experience a true-condenser microphone option for the evolution wireless G3 and 2000 Series."
The MMK 965-1 microphone capsule offers the natural and detailed audio reproduction of a large-diaphragm studio condenser. While the capsule has the delicacy to reproduce fine nuances, it also is optimized for use in the toughest live performances. Each true-condenser capsule is meticulously hand-assembled and individually tested in Germany.
The capsule features dual-diaphragm technology, which means it can be switched between cardioid and super-cardioid pick-up patterns with the flip of a switch. This allows the capsule to be perfectly adapted to any stage situation quickly and easily. The cardioid pattern provides a very natural sound, while the super-cardioid pattern offers optimum rejection of other sounds on stages with high volume levels. As the capsule becomes more directional at higher frequencies, it effectively reduces spillover from instruments, such as a drum kit, and therefore provides generous space for the vocals to develop and captivate any audience.
The MMK 965-1 microphone head is included with the evolution wireless ew 500-965 G3 vocal set, for unbeatable sound right out of the box. It also can be ordered separately for use with any SKM 2000 handheld or evolution wireless G3 handheld SKM transmitter. The microphone capsule is available in traditional black, classy nickel, and also in the unique blue "gunmetal" color of the Sennheiser's evolution 900 Series.
TECHNICAL DATA - MMK 965-1 MICROPHONE HEAD
Transducer Principle true condenser
Pick-up Pattern cardioid / super-cardioid, switchable
Sensitivity 1.8 mV/Pa / 5.7 mV/Pa
Max. Sound Pressure Level 144 dB SPL / 154 dB SPL
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