Sennheiser is bringing the sound of its MD 9235 dynamic cardioid capsule to a wired vocal microphone with the introduction of the new MD 435, a large-diaphragm model for live applications.
“With the MD 435 cardioid high-end microphone, even soft voices will effortlessly assert themselves,” says Kai Lange, senior product manager with Sennheiser. “Singers will not only cut through the mix, their voices will also retain that natural quality and detail that the MD 9235 is so famous for.”
The MD 435’s lightweight aluminum-copper voice coil is designed to foster faster transient response for more detailed, nuanced and transparent sound, especially in the treble range. Dynamics are stated as 146 dB(A) and maximum sound pressure levels of up to 163 dB/1 kHz. The mechanical design is intended to take on the rigors of life on tour, including a metal casing and a shock-mounted capsule to protect from structure-borne noise. A hum-compensating coil shields the microphone against electromagnetic interference.
The MD 435 is stated to offer a pleasant proximity effect and to be tolerant of sound hitting the capsule at different angles. For use with Sennheiser’s wireless transmitters, the capsule of the MD 435 is also available as the MM 435 microphone head.
Benefitting from an improved production process, it will soon replace the existing MD 9235 capsule. It is outfitted with Sennheiser’s standard capsule interface, ready for use with Sennheiser wireless series ranging from the evolution wireless G4 and 2000 series to Digital 6000 and Digital 9000.
The MD 435 microphone and MM 435 microphone head retail at $619 USD each.