Sennheiser MKH 805 'shot gun' microphone in original case

Made:
c.1966
Sennheiser MKH 805 capacitor type line microphone, c. 1966. Ser. No. 2001.  Rifle microphone (in fitted case).  Tuchel Combined "pistol grip" handle and shockmount microphone clip. Used to support Sennheiser MKH 805 (& similar) rifle Sennheiser MKH 805 capacitor type line microphone, c. 1966. Ser. No. 2001.  Rifle microphone (in fitted case).  Tuchel Sennheiser MKH 805 capacitor type line microphone, c. 1966. Ser. No. 2001.  Rifle microphone (in fitted case).  Tuchel Sennheiser MKH 805 capacitor type line microphone, c. 1966. Ser. No. 2001.  Rifle microphone (in fitted case).  Tuchel Sennheiser MKH 805 capacitor type line microphone, c. 1966. Ser. No. 2001.  Rifle microphone (in fitted case).  Tuchel

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Sennheiser MKH 805 capacitor type line microphone, c. 1966. Ser. No. 2001. Rifle microphone (in fitted case). Tuchel
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Combined "pistol grip" handle and shockmount microphone clip. Used to support Sennheiser MKH 805 (& similar) rifle
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sennheiser MKH 805 capacitor type line microphone, c. 1966. Ser. No. 2001. Rifle microphone (in fitted case). Tuchel
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sennheiser MKH 805 capacitor type line microphone, c. 1966. Ser. No. 2001. Rifle microphone (in fitted case). Tuchel
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sennheiser MKH 805 capacitor type line microphone, c. 1966. Ser. No. 2001. Rifle microphone (in fitted case). Tuchel
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sennheiser MKH 805 capacitor type line microphone, c. 1966. Ser. No. 2001. Rifle microphone (in fitted case). Tuchel
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sennheiser MKH 805 capacitor type line microphone in original case, c.1966. Serial No. 2001. Tuchel connector.

The price to the BBC was £46 approximately. In microphones of this type, the directional characteristic is obtained by sampling the sound pressure at a number of points along an acoustic transmission line; if the device is to possess appreciable directional properties, it is essential that the maximum overall distance between the points should be at least comparable with a wavelength.

Details

Category:
Television
Collection:
BBC Heritage Collection
Object Number:
2012-5118/493
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown), sponge, textile and wood (unidentified)
type:
microphone
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • audio equipment
  • furnishings and equipment
  • containers
  • containers (none photographic)