Beyerdynamic 706418 MCE 85 BA (MCE-85-BA, MCE85BA, MCE 85/BA, mce 85 ba) Electret condenser shotgun microphone
Electret condenser shotgun microphone for battery- or phantom power
Developed for professional indoor and outdoor audio recordings, the MCE 85 combines superior quality and excellent polar patterns in a rugged yet lightweight aluminium housing.
The MCE 85 can be mounted to film cameras, DSLR cameras, digital camcorders or in combination with a microphone boom or as a handheld for high-quality recordings.
Thanks to the supercardioid / lobe polar pattern the MCE 85 BA can be used to record a sound source very precisely without disturbing ambient noise. A high-quality electret condenser microphone capsule inside the shotgun microphone ensures that exceptionally precise sound reproduction. The included low cut filter can be switched on and off. It eliminates low frequencies and compensates for mechanical vibrations and proximity effect.
The MCE 85 BA can be powered from any balanced phantom source. If there is no balanced phantom source available, the microphone can be powered with a regular AA battery. The DC/DC converter ensures that the microphone signal remains constant even if the battery power starts to decrease, guaranteeing consistent, brilliant recording quality.
- Maximum Attenuation of Ambient Noise
- Constantly brilliant Recording Quality
- 160 h Battery Operation
- Low Cut Filter
- Smart Design
- Mic clamp (MKV 108), wind shield and bag
The microphone is available in three variations:
- MCE 85 BA (battery or phantom powered)
- MCE 85 BA Full Camera Kit (including Rycote Universal Camera Kit)
- MCE 85 PV (phantom powered)
An extensive range of accessories is available.
Price category Entry level
Transducer type Electret condenser
Polar pattern microphone Lobe
Microphone frequency response 34 - 19,000 Hz
Dimensions 23 x 284 mm
Net weight without packaging 110 g