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Sennheiser E609 Silver

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Dynamic Instrument Microphone

  • Suitable for electric guitar, percussion, wind instruments and drums
  • Characteristics: Super-cardioid
  • Frequency range: 40 / 15,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 350 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 1.5 mV / Pa 1 kHz
  • @Dimensions: 55 x 34 x 134 mm
  • Weight: 140 g
  • Incl. MZG 100 clip and bag
Available since November 1999
Item number 129171
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Condenser Microphone No
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Microphone Clamp Yes
Dynamic Microphone Yes
Complete Set No
£79
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Just hanging around

The Sennheiser e 609 Silver is a dynamic microphone that is specially designed for miking guitar amps. Its extremely slimline form is strongly reminiscent of the legendary MD 409 and allows it to be suspended from its cable in front of the speaker cabinet, which saves not only time but also space on stages both large and small. The sound of the e 609 is characterised by the same authenticity and presence that users associate with the MD 409, and this microphone also cuts a fine figure when it is used to mike up percussion instruments. The scope of delivery includes a suitable microphone clip and a carrying case.

Front view of the Sennheiser E609 Silver Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Precision meets durability

The e 609 Silver's capsule features an advanced shock mount design and is protected against potential damage by a robust metal grille. The microphone housing itself is also made of metal, so it is optimally protected against any mechanical influences, and Sennheiser has conveniently labelled the input side with the word "FRONT" in order to prevent incorrect placement. Thanks to the combination of a very light coil and a rigid dome, this microphone delivers an extended high-frequency response, which in turn results in a precise and punchy sound that has a high resolution and gives a very lively character to the tone of the instrument being miked. The data sheet indicates a slight boost of about 3dB in the range from about 2.5 to 6.0kHz.

Front view of the Sennheiser E609 Silver Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Perfect for fretboard wizards and their amps

The e 609 Silver from Sennheiser is the ideal choice for anyone looking for a practical, robust, and good-sounding microphone to mike up their amplifier: Its flat design allows it to be positioned directly in front of the amplifier without the need for a stand. The sturdy construction of the e 609 Silver ensures long-term durability, and the audible result is very direct, precise, and punchy. Another attractive feature is the microphone’s outstanding price-performance ratio, which will appeal to semi-professionals and professionals alike.

Sennheiser logo on the E609 Silver Dynamic Instrument Microphone

About Sennheiser

In June 1945, Prof. Fritz Sennheiser founded the Wennebostel Laboratory, which initially produced measuring equipment. Commissioned by Siemens in 1945, the young company developed the MD-1 microphone, which was launched in 1946. After the development of further microphones, the company was renamed Sennheiser Electronic in 1958. Two years later, Sennheiser introduced the MD 421 dynamic microphone, which is still in production today and still held in high esteem by many sound engineers. Further groundbreaking developments, such as the HD 414 headphones and the MD 441 microphone classic, hugely enhanced the company’s international reputation, eventually making Sennheiser one of the leading manufacturers of microphone and headphone systems in the world.

Also a great choice for drums

Even though the Sennheiser e 609 Silver is primarily designed for miking guitar amps, its natural, powerful sound also makes it very suitable for drums and other percussive instruments. The extended high-frequency response creates an "airy" tonal character with increased impact and precise mids. It should be noted of course that the design of the microphone can make it a little difficult to position between the shells and hardware of a drum kit, but this is not a problem with free-standing instruments.

Sennheiser E609 Silver Dynamic Instrument Microphone

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80 Proof Mojo (Band) 31.08.2018
I use this as a Mic for my Guitar Amp (Fender Blues Jnr)
It provides a brilliant clean, clarity to the sound through the PA. It doesn't 'colour' the sound too much, and where it does, I like it.
I use it with the lead looped through the amp carrying handle and the mic up against the speaker grill. OK, this way only gives a limited amount of lateral movement, but I quickly found a nice sweet spot, marked it with some tape and away I'm going!

The Mic clip (which I'm not using obviously), isn't very substantial, and looks like it could easily break. Something to be aware and careful of if you're using it like that. The Mic itself weights about the same as a Bumble Bee, and this too might be a concern as it doesn't feel very substantial. I'm very careful when handling this Mic. That said, the design has stood the test of time, so what do I know?

Overall, just like the Shure SM58 or SM57, this has earned its reputation by simply doing its job, and doing it well. I like the fact that it simply hangs flat against the speaker, something that the Shure 57 could do at a push, but without the main area being available to pick up the best sound.

Give it a go.
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Great Microphone
Tyler Duggan 30.11.2020
Great microphone for recording guitar cabinets.

Sound:
Meaty and great for getting those slick 70s riffs sounding nice and chunky. I put this up against my Marshall JCM800 4x12 and got one hell of a tone.

Pros:
Can hang it over the front or use the clip to connect it to a stand.

Cons:
You need to make sure you have the right means to use it, in an untreated room it could sound different from what you might expect.
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Easy and sounds good
NicoAlfredo 19.02.2019
I've had this gem of a microphone for a year, I hang this from the top of my amp at small gigs. Love it because it's simple: Plug it in, position it, and let it do its thing.

The casing is made of plastic, so it's not as strong as other mics, but the advantage is that hanging it over the front of the nobody touches it or bumps into a mic stand. Mic stand is also extra weight to carry to gigs. I've taken good care of it so far and it has served me well.

For 100 EUR it's a no-brainer!
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Amazing cab mic
pet5ket 17.10.2019
I use it all the time for miking my guitar amp.
When playing live, i have my amp facing me as a monitor, so i just hang the mic over and get rid of additional guitar mic stand.
That way it saves me space for the pedalboard, a monitor and vocal mic stand.
It also works great paired with a 57 if you have a bigger cab (like 4x12) for a heavier guitar tone.
Fantastic mic, i strongly recommend it!
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