Sennheiser BF 811

Sennheiser BF 811

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BF 811, Dynamic Microphone from Sennheiser in the BF series.

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Sennheiser BF 811 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Sennheiser
  • Model:BF 811
  • Series:BF
  • Category:Dynamic Microphones
  • Added in our database on: 03/27/2004

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Sennheiser BF 811 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 6 reviews )
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ericthegreat's review"Provides that thump"

Sennheiser BF 811
The Sennheiser BF 811 is a dynamic moving coil type mic that is specifically designed for drums. The BF 811 is a dedicated kick drum and bass amp mic, while other versions of the BF finds more use as a rack tom mic. The BF 811 is designed to be something in the middle, so that you could use it on your kick drum, or on your toms. My favorite use for it not surprisingly is the floor tom however. You still get the added mid range and presence that it has, and you get part of the low frequency response that makes the BF 811 great. This way you can capture a really booming floor tom that can still poke through a busy rock mix. It is a cardioid polar pattern which can't be switched. It doesn't need any phantom power since it's a moving coil capsule type. It will connect to your preamp with an XLR cable. It doesn't have an attenuation pad, so make sure you're not overloading the mic. The mic does have an exceptionally high SPL tolerance though, so that will probably not be an issue. There isn't a low roll-off because you will want to keep in all of the lows you record.


I've had one of these for almost 5 years. These are great for those times when you want a kick drum that is almost more boxy sounding than deep, and for floor toms which should not have as much low content as a kick drum does. You get a very nice thump sound on the drum skins with this mic without having to do too much with EQ. The BF 811 line is very cheap compared to other mics, so it's definitely a good value. I do not in any way regret purchasing this mic years ago. I would purchase it again in no time.

jeanmidumont's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sennheiser BF 811
The Sennheiser BF-811 BF-812 or vocal microphones are remarkable for their quality over price
Directional dynamic microphone, hyper cardioid, dressed in black, robust, bandwidth 50 18000 Hz is from the switch is silent


I use them since 1998 or 99, they have a grain trs enjoyable and much less prone to feedback as beta or Shure SM 58.
The lucky ones who were able to buy (1000 Frs) Previous to the shekel, does not often sell them! ...
I bought the 845 and 855 successors, but I have sold because they lacked the quality of 811/812 to "carry" a voice sings in the rock record high pitched! ...

Tonka's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sennheiser BF 811
Dynamic vocal microphone for stage ... and can accommodate in-home studio.


Purchased 97 is still my mic scene, I never go anywhere without it.

When buying I compared with a SM58, and there's no bin photo, for the same price I prefer the BF811.

I have long been used in home studio and I'm pretty happy with the result, even if there is no headroom and the fine grain of a static, it is very clean with a nice rendering proximity.

I even managed to record percussion with: it's not for, but by spending a little time you get there.

In short a great microphone.

Wend's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sennheiser BF 811
Dynamic vocal microphone hypercardiohyde


I have been using for two months to live Franaise song text among others.
I'm glad we can not, more Cohr that SM58 is a sound to true happiness, but be careful, I ran a rsultat with some weird voice, but nothing 'insurmountable.
But even when I prfre much to SM58.
In addition it has a trs rjection right rear, plus a SM rsistant to feedback.
Short as happiness, I recommend it without worry.

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