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Sennheiser e609 Silver

Date:March 6, 2005

General Description

The e609 has an excellent transient response. Its laterally mounted capsule has been specially developed for micing guitar cabs face on and extremely close to the signal source. The e609 is also suitable for drum miking, particularly toms, where the microphone's profile allows the capsule to be positioned close to the drum skin.


  • Exceptional full-size sound quality
  • Very high sound pressure handling capability
  • Super-cardioid pick-up pattern provides isolation from other on-stage signals
  • Hum compensating coil
  • Technical Data

    Frequency Response 40.....18000 Hz
    Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz)1,5 mV/Pa
    Min. terminating impedance1000 Ohm
    Dimensions55 x 34 x 134 mm
    Weight w/o cable180 g


    Super-cardioid instrument microphone, hum compensating coil, frequency response 40 Hz - 18 kHz, sensitivity (free field, no load) 1.5 mV/Pa at 1 kHz, nominal impedance 350 Ohm, min. terminating impedance 1 kOhm, dimensions 55 x 34 x 134 mm, weight 180 g.

    Sennheiser e609S Pattern
    Sennheiser e609S Frequency Chart

    Final Thoughts

    It was between the e609S and the tried and true SM57. Why did I choose the e609? The flat single sided aspect of this mic allows for placement without a mic stand. You can simply drape the mic over your speaker cabinet and get excellent results. Additionally, the mic will only pick up noise or signal from one side allowing one to talk during recording and not having the conversation printed on tape. Does it sound better than a SM57? That is a judgement call but it is a great alternative.

    For a sound sample check out the Mini-Mass review.

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