Sennheiser e609 Silver

Dynamic Supercardioid Guitar Amplifier Microphone
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Tonal Character For Guitar Amps!

Building on the performance and popularity of the Evolution 609 and legendary MD 409 dynamic microphones, Sennheiser has re-engineered the e609's capsule for a punchier sound with more clarity to better capture the raw energy of guitar amps and loud brass instruments. Musicians and engineers flocked to the e609 due to its distinctive side-address design, supercardioid pickup pattern and famous low-mid growl. The tonal character has been tailored to more closely match that of the original MD 409 and cosmetically the new mic will be identified by the silver front grille, which will also help to orient the microphone correctly, even in dim stage lighting. The frequency response of the e609 Silver is 40Hz to 18kHz; sensitivity is 1.5mV/Pa; and nominal impedance is 350 Ohms.

The physical construction and side-address configuration of the e609 is identical to its predecessors in that placement remains exactly the same. Simply hang it in front of the amp's speaker and it will faithfully pickup any sound the amp can dish out.

Sennheiser e609 Silver Dynamic Mic Features at a Glance:
  • Supercardioid Dynamic Mic
  • Frequency response: 40Hz-18kHz
  • Hum compensating coil reduces electrical interference
  • Neodynum ferrous magnet with boron keeps mic stable regardless of climate
  • Metal construction-rugged and reliable
  • Super-cardioid pick-up pattern provides isolation from other on-stage signals
  • 10-year factory warranty

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz-18kHz
Output Impedance 350 ohms
Color Dark Gray
Connector XLR
Weight 0.4 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 500074

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Sennheiser e609 Silver

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Best Microphone for Guitar Amps

I've been using Shure SM57 to mic guitar amps for years, but the Sennheiser e609 sounded a tad better in capturing the tone of a Marshall stack. Pair it with a condenser microphone and you're set in having a great guitar tone.
Music background: Pro Musician


Excellent mic, I had to make a choice between this and the Shure sm57, which I have owned before, and decided to go with this. No regrets from me! I mainly recording an EVH 5150 iii 50watt and it handles the extremely high gain very well. Highly recommend!

Perfect live mic!

This mic cannot be any easier. Put in in front of your amp, listen, adjust and ignore. I cannot speak to studio usages. My amp sounds like "my amp mic'd" going through the mains! No noticeable coloration. And aweomely, no stand in front of my amp to deal with anymore! Like all mics the proper placement and EQ'ing is important. I find the amp's sweet-spot usually on the first go and at the board it's a breeze. Start flat, find the proper mic point, and carve out anywhere that's not exactly perfect! I found problems at first when I didn't realize that if the amp is tilted the mic can move or if the cable has too much memory it can twist. Easy solves! (duct tape)
Music background: Weekend warrior!

Guitar Amp Mic

I give it 5 Stars because it does exactly what is supposed to and is VERY convenient (No extra mic stand). I can not tell the difference between this mic and the standard SM57. So...Great Mic!
Music background: Serious Hobbyist

Sweetwater Advice

Jeffrey Green

This is such a great mic for mic'ing guitar cabinets. No cabling connectors stick out to get bumped and the sound is very focused without getting pointy or woofy. The price point makes this sonic-upgrade a hard mic to pass up when comparing it to the long time standard.

Mark Thompson

Low on funds and looking to record your best guitar solo ever? Instead of following everyone else and buying the obvious brand for a little less money, reward yourself with an audio upgrade to the E 609 Silver. Your ears will still love you in the morning.
See also: Dynamic Mics, Sennheiser, Sennheiser Dynamic Microphones, Sennheiser Dynamic Microphones