Sennheiser e908D

Small-diaphragm Condenser Mic with Gooseneck and Clip for Drums
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Sennheiser e908D
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A High-quality Drum Mic from Sennheiser!

Miking drums can be tricky, and you often end up with a "forest" of mic stands around the kit, which can be awkward. Here's a clean, easy-to-mount solution! The Sennheiser e 908D delivers a clear, resonant sound, while its integral shock absorber eliminates handling noise. Easily mounted and directed to the sound using a flexible boom and the clip supplied, the e 908D can be positioned optimally at the sound source. The e 908D includes an intelligent preamp with a multi-function LED for cable, phantom power and level check.

Sennheiser e 908D Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
  • Specifically designed for drum miking
  • Minimal handling noise and easy mounting
Specifically designed for drum miking

The Sennheiser e 908D is a professional pre-polarized condenser microphone designed for picking up drum sounds. Try it about one or two inches above the
drumhead, directed towards the center of the head. The fundamental-to-overtones ratio can be adjusted by changing the angle of the microphone. The most balanced
results are obtained at an angle of 30-60 degrees. The e 908D's extended dynamic range and well-balanced frequency response deliver outstanding signal quality with excellent projection and the lowest possible distortion. The e 908D exhibits excellent directivity across the whole frequency range that enables the mic to handle the highest signal levels without feedback.

Minimal handling noise and easy mounting

The e 908D's extensive damping and shock mounting isolate the capsule from extraneous vibrations, impact, and handling noise. The long, flexible gooseneck enable the mic to be optimally positioned on the drum. Due to their phantom powering capability, the e 908D is especially suitable for use with professional mixing consoles. Alternatively, it can be used with any evolution bodypack transmitter for wireless applications.

The e 908D condenser microphone comes with multi-function MZH 908 D drum clamp.

Sennheiser e 908D Condenser Microphone Features:
  • Exceptionally lively, clear sound
  • Frequency response 40Hz-20kHz
  • Maximum SPL 147dB
  • Quick and flexible set-up; comes with suitable mounting clamp
  • Optimal positioning with long-necked, flexible boom
  • Integrated shock absorber eliminates handling noise
  • Intelligent MZA 900 P in-line preamp (cable, phantom power and level check)
  • Phantom power 12-48 volts
  • Each e 908 variant can optionally be used with any Evolution Wireless bodypack transmitter
  • 10-year factory warranty
Mic up your drums with the Sennheiser e 908D mic!

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Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 147dB
Output Impedance 100 ohms
Self Noise 35dB (A weighted)
Connector XLR
Weight 0.7 lbs.
Included Accessories Mic Clamp, MZA 900P In-line Preamp, Storage Pouch
Manufacturer Part Number 500205

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Sennheiser e908d Cross-stick Capture

Sennheiser never disappoints! I just picked up a this e908d b-stock and what a deal! I use it as a second snare mic to capture the cross-stick. The 90 degree head is perfect for this. I had been using a Crown GLM-200, but placement was sometimes tricky and always involved gaff tape. I really dig how this mic can just clip to the rim and be out of the way. I clip it on close to the main snare mic and follow the curve of the rim with the goose neck toward the drummer, parallel to the head. The capsule, with windscreen attached, is placed where the butt of the drummer's stick touches the head when playing cross-stick. Not where the stick hits the rim. I press the capsule down just inside the rim with the windscreen touching the head over the drum shell pointing down. I then place the main mic with the diaphragm just inside the rim, close to the head and aimed at the center of the snare. The two mics are equidistant from the center of the head this way and both are placed above the top head. I roll off all the low end from the e908 and bring it up in the mix just under the main mic and the result is a thick, full sounding snare with lots of tone and a well blended cross-stick sound. It prevents having to over-compress or dive for the snare fader every time the drummer starts playing soft. The e908 also picks up the snares and bottom head doing away with the need for a bottom mic and phasing worries. This is especially cool when mixing reggae or any style where cross-stick is played often. I highly recommend this mic. The e908 is an excellent microphone and I am very pleased with the latest addition to my mic pack!
Music background: FOH Engineer
See also: Condenser Mics, Sennheiser, Sennheiser Condenser Microphones