Sennheiser MKH 805 'shot gun' microphone in original case
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.
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