Sennheiser MD421-II

Dynamic multi-purpose microphone

  • Sennheiser MD421-II



Our take on the Sennheiser MD421-II

by Ken Nail

Why a dynamic mic?

Dynamic microphones are engineered for the rigors of live performance and life on the road. Thanks to a very simple and rugged design concept that relies on few internal parts and no electronic components, they're tough, durable, and require no outboard power source to operate. Looking to outfit your church's PA system with vocal microphones? Need to mike your lead guitarist's cabinet for a big club gig? You'll find dynamic mics to fit the bill. If, however, you're looking for a recording microphone to capture sounds in exquisite detail, consider a condenser mic instead.

Rugged build for professional applications

Sennheiser knows a thing or two about capturing sounds — they've been building professional-grade microphones for over 65 years. Their MD 421 II dynamic microphone carries on the legacy of the original MD 421, for decades one of their most popular microphones. This classic microphone features a large diaphragm that'll handle high sound pressure levels, so go ahead and stick it on the toms or in front of the Marshall cabinet — it'll take it, no problem.

Versatile, too

The MD 421 II boasts a cardioid polar pattern for excellent directionality and feedback reduction. The five-position bass roll-off switch makes this supremely versatile microphone at home with many other applications, like broadcast announcers or vocal groups.


    General Features:
    • designed for instruments and vocals
    • dynamic microphone
    • large diaphragm for handling high SPL levels
    • cardioid pattern for noise rejection and feedback resistance
    • 5-position bass roll-off switch
    • frequency response: 30-17,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: 2 mV/Pa +- 3 dB
    • output impedance: 200 ohms
    • weight: 385 grams
    • male XLR connector
    included Accessories:
    • mic clamp
    • 5/8" to 3/8" adapter
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