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Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone   

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The Sennheiser e609 Silver Dynamic Guitar Mic makes getting killer electric guitar sounds in your project studio or onstage a cinch. The super-cardio...Read More

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Special import edition dynamic mic designed specifically for recording guitar cabinets.

The Sennheiser e609 Silver Dynamic Guitar Mic makes getting killer electric guitar sounds in your project studio or onstage a cinch. The super-cardioid e609 Silver instrument microphone has been specially developed for miking guitar cabs face on and extremely close to the signal source.

Its laterally mounted capsule can get extremely close to the speaker while the supercardioid pattern provides isolation from other signals. The lightweight voice-coil construction and rigid dome diaphragm provide extended high-frequency performance and a long-wearing capsule assembly. Also suitable for miking drums, especially toms.

FEATURES
  • Specially designed for miking guitar cabs
  • Laterally mounted capsule for miking guitar cabs face on and extremely close to the signal source
  • Supercardioid pattern provides isolation from other onstage signals
  • Lightweight voice-coil construction and rigid-dome diaphragm provide extended Long-wearing capsule assembly
  • Also suitable for miking drums, especially toms
  • Rugged metal body
  • Advanced shockmount design
  • Hum-compensating coil

SPECIFICATIONS

e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone

  • Transducer: Dynamic
  • Pick-up pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency response: 40Hz -15kHz
  • Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz): 1,5 mV/Pa
  • Nominal impedance: 350ohm
  • Min. terminating impedance: 1000ohm
  • Connector: XLR-3
  • Dimensions 55mm x 34mm x 134mm
  • Weight: 4.9oz. (140g)
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Sennheisere609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (24)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Compact (21)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (21)
  • Home studio (14)
  • Professional recording (12)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (13), Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Huge Guitar Sound through a PA

I have a Stagepass 400 portable PA and this mic took a great Strat sound and made it phenomenal. The most exciting part is the amount of depth and clear bass frequencies it brought...Read complete review

I have a Stagepass 400 portable PA and this mic took a great Strat sound and made it phenomenal. The most exciting part is the amount of depth and clear bass frequencies it brought into play. My PA does have the add-on bass cabinet but this mic is what is getting all that great sound into the PA for reproduction. To put it plainly, I hooked up my rig for the first time with this Sennheiser e609 Guitar Amp Mic and was astounded and could not stop playing. The only negative this mic had was that it was virtually impossible to fit the mic into the clip that came with it but that is no problem for most as the mic is designed to hang over the amp in front of the speaker.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for cutting bleed

I'm comparing this mic to a 57. I often use both for recording guitar, and mix them together. For distorted guitar, it seems to lack the balls that the 57 has. It...Read complete review

I'm comparing this mic to a 57. I often use both for recording guitar, and mix them together. For distorted guitar, it seems to lack the balls that the 57 has. It does a better job than the 57 for the high end, which is good for clean sounds, but in my opinion it doesn't sound that good for the distorted sounds I've used it on. It's probably better as a live mic or maybe a live recording mic if you want to cut down on bleed.

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5.0

Great Microphone

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from Winchester, VA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

    This microphone is excellent for guitar amps. Simple to use and cuts through like a dream. I was able to turn my amp down because the E609 was picking up more signal than what I was using before. Very cool microphone.

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    5.0

    Great mic at a great price

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    from Dallas, TX

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

      Great for the recomended application of guitar cabinet, actually in this case a steel guitar amp. Sounds great and offers great off axis rejection.

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      4.0

      I like it better than the SM57, but that's just me.

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      from NEW YORK, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Old Vintage Look
      • One Focus Mic

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

      I like it better than the Shure SM57, but that's just me. I have used SM57s for many years but I don't understand why 90% of the reviews prefer the SM57 over this silver Sennheiser e609 Dynamic Mic.

      I think this mic focus only on thing, delivering great and accurate guitar sound, I didn't even need to tweak the EQ at all to get the right tone, although my guitar tone source was already the way I wanted it but I always had to tweak the EQs when recording with a SM57. Also the Sennheiser e609 is easy to place really close to the amp cab without even using a mic stand and is easy to locate that sweet spot that is always so uncomfortable to get when using a mic with a stand.

      Moreover. it looks better than SM57 with an old vintage style but yet really lightweight, I'd say half of the weight than the SM57.

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      5.0

      Excellent

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      from Tennessee

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

        This mic performed exactly like it should. The sound was very clear. I would reccommend it to anyone who wants to mic their amp. I really liked the light weight of the mic.

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        5.0

        Great mic for my guitar over the PA.

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        from Helena, MT

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

          Great shape to the mic and easy to put in place so it is out of the way. Great sound!

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          5.0

          works great !

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          from Dunedin, Fl

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

            works great ! no complaints, I can hear myself in the PA so much better now.

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            5.0

            Excellent for recording

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            from Charleston WV

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

                I am using this microphone to record a blues rock album. My main amp is a Fender DeVille and I am using primarily Fulltone pedals. The recording quality is excellent!!

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                4.0

                its ok for the money

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

                    For around the same price I have an AKG c1000s gets the job done nice and I get a thicker tone.. Don't get me wrong It's a preference thing.

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                    5.0

                    Great Mic!

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                    from South Carolina

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                    Pros

                    • Big Tone
                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

                      I used an SM57 for years, and it was good. But, I recently bought the Sennheiser e609, and the frequency response seems so much broader and deeper. It gives my little Fender Blues Junior huge tone through the mains! Very pleased!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great mic for guitar amps!

                      By 

                      from Florida

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

                      Much slimmer profile for placing in front of a cab or combo. The old SM57 sticks out so far with the cable attached. Our sound guy told me after one set he noticed a nice change in the sound of my amp. I use an AC30 so this mic helps smooth out the highs very nicely!

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