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Sennheiser Esfera 5.1 Surround Microphone System

Sennheiser Esfera 5.1 Surround Microphone System

Sennheiser Esfera 5.1 Surround Microphone System Details

Sennheiser Esfera 5.1 Surround Microphone System is developed to setup the surround gear during sports broadcasts that also manage to convey the spirit and atmosphere of the venue in which the sports take place at. An atmosphere, however, is something that surrounds you, while most of the time broadcasters have to resort to conventional stereo equipment. Mainly because of tight timing or owing to the fact that setting up surround sound gear is not supported by the infrastructure. These problems are now solved with Sennheiser Esfera 5.1 Surround Microphone System.


Sennheiser Esfera 5.1 Surround Microphone System enables you for the first time to generate and broadcast 5.1 surround sound using two ordinary standard audio cables. All you need is the SPM 8000 microphone on location and the SBP 8000 basic unit at any given point within the production or post-production process before the audio signal is aired. The compact built of the microphone unit, which can be mounted on a camera, allows even sideline interviews or the application in tight spaces.


SPM 8000 Microphone

Surprisingly compact and easy to set up, the SPM 8000 actually consists of two RF condenser mics in XY-array. Fitted with technology of the legendary MKH series, it features a natural and detailed sound, and is also weatherproof and rugged, making it the perfect choice for outdoor use. Sports broadcasters will appreciate its extremely low inherent noise, which lets even the softest sound details be heard. The SPM 8000 comes with an all-in package including a basket windshield and a swing mount. Just as complete as the atmosphere you will be getting across to the audience.


SPB 8000 Processing Unit

SPB 8000 is a 19" processing unit, fitted with the unique chip brains to convert a perfectly normal stereo audio signal supplied by two standard cables into a full-fledged 5.1 surround experience at a sampling rate of 96 kHz. For a broadcast- friendly signal the built-in compressor can be engaged. The SPB 8000 excels with a clear design and four directly selectable presets that can be modified via the Ethernet interface. The processor software allows you to individually define your surround soundscapes via the PC interface.


Software of SPB 8000

The software of the SPB 8000 allows you to individually define the parameters of four different surround sound settings which can be saved, and activated at the push of a preset button.


Sennheiser Esfera 5.1 Surround Microphone System Features


  • Provides 5.1 surround sound from just two channels, making complicated surround mic installations a thing of the past
  • Contains a high-quality stereo microphone, designed with Sennheiser‚??s renowned RF condenser technology
  • Includes a 19‚?? rack-mount processing unit that converts the stereo signal into a complete 5.1 signal
  • Can easily be integrated into existing workflows

SPM 8000 Microphone

  • Very natural, detailed sound
  • Weather-proof and rugged
  • Can be used as a high-quality stereo microphone or ‚?" with the SPB 8000 ‚?" as a compact 5.1 microphone
  • Exceptionally low inherent self-noise prevents masking of delicate sound structures
  • Symmetrical transducer technology ensures extremely low distortion
  • Transformerless and fully floating balanced microphone outputs: no coupling of spurious signals
  • High output signal voltage ensures interference-free signal paths
  • Supplied complete with basket windshield, suspension with pistol grip, ‚??hairy‚?Ě cover and stereo cable (XLR-5 to 2x XLR-3)

SPB 8000 Processing Unit

  • Supplies microphones with 48 V phantom power
  • Input switchable between analog and digital AES3 signals
  • Switchable compressor
  • 4 programmable presets for storage of 5.1 surround parameters
  • Adjustable via a web interface

Sennheiser Esfera 5.1 Surround Microphone System Specifications


  • Manufacturer: Sennheiser
  • Product: Esfera 5.1 Surround Microphone System
  • Includes: SPM 8000 & SPB 8000

SPM 8000 Microphone

  • Pick-up Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 35 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Max SPL: 142 dB
  • Equivalent Noise Level: DIN-IEC 651: 13 dB(A), CCIR 268-3: 22 dB
  • Phantom Powering: 48 + 4 V (P48, IEC 61938)
  • Current Consumption: 3.3 mA
  • Sensitivity: - 34 dbV/Pa (20 mV/Pa)
  • Operating Temperature: -10C to +60C
  • Diameter: Approx. 106 mm
  • Dimensions: Length: approx. 237 mm
  • Weight: Approx. 595 g (670 g with ‚??hairy‚?Ě cover)
  • Includes: 1 SPM 8000 stereo microphone (2 microphone capsules and a suspension with pistol grip), 1 basket windshield, 1 ‚??hairy‚?Ě cover and Y-adapter cable (XLR-5 socket to 2x XLR-3 connector)

SPB 8000 Processing Unit

  • Mic Input Impedance: Approx. 4 k ohm, balanced
  • Phantom Powering: 48 V, switchable
  • Connection: 2 XLR-3F sockets, transformerless balanced
  • Power Supply Connector: (Mains) 3-pin, protection class I as per IEC/EN 60320-1
  • Power Consumption: Max 15 Watt
  • Fuse: 115 V AC: T 160 mA L 250 V, T 315 mA L 250 V
  • Voltage: Range: 115 V~ / 230 V~, 50/60 Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.03% at 64 dBu: gain: -12 dBFS at 1 kHz, 0.004% at 30 dBu: gain: -12 dBFS at 1 kHz
  • Gain: +64 dB (max.)
  • Dynamic Range: 130.3 dB 30 dB gain (A-weighted)
  • Crosstalk: ‚?"70 dB at 10 kHz (‚?"30 dBu input, 30 dB gain)
  • Frequency Response at AES3 Out¬Ĺ: At 44.1 kHz sampling rate: 10 Hz-21 kHz, At 48 kHz sampling rate: 10 Hz-22.5 kHz, At 88.2 kHz sampling rate: 10 Hz-42 kHz, At 96 kHz sampling rate: 10 Hz-45 kHz
  • Digital Input: AES3 standard: channels L/R, Connection: 1 XLR-3F socket
  • Digital Output AES3 Standard: channels L/R, C/LFE, SL, SR
  • Digital Output Sampling Rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
  • Digital Output Bitrate: 24 bits
  • Format: Professional
  • Digital Output Connection: 3 XLR-3M sockets
  • Ethernet Communication: HTTP (POST request method), JSON-compliant
  • Ports: 80, 9050 with multicast
  • Connection: RJ 45 socket
  • Firmware Update: Via HTTP
  • Synchronization: Word clock: via Input socket B (BNC), AES3 Input Clock: via In socket D (XLR-3F)
  • Includes: 1 SPB 8000 processing unit, 3 mains cables (EU, UK and US version), 1 network cable, 4 self-adhesive feet and 1 instruction manual

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