Compact dynamic cardioid instrument microphone that is compatible with toms, snares, and percussion. Clips-on quickly and easily wherever you choose.
- Compact dynamic microphone
- Transmits extreme sound pressure levels (over 160 dB) without distortion
- Impact-resistant fiberglass reinforced housing
- Very low structure-borne noise
- Extremely simple handling and flexible positioning
- Hum compensating coil
- Integrated stand mount
The Sennheiser e 604 Microphone 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 e 604 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.
Character instead of mainstream. Close to the attack, tough, easy to handle: the e 604 has long since been a classic on the rims of tom-toms and snares the world over. Thanks to the practical clip-on holder, the microphone can be mounted in seconds and positioned however you choose. Lightly emphasized in the upper mids and highs, the e 604 provides a forceful sound, open and clear in the lows. The snare receives a warm to dynamic presence; woodwind instruments also receive a marked spaciousness. This is no wonder, since the sound design is based on the legendary MD 421 microphone.