Microphone for live vocals

SKP 2000


The e 865 represents the first condenser microphone in the acclaimed evolution series. A live performance, lead vocal microphone, the e 865 easily cuts through high on-stage levels by virtue of its detailed and natural 40 Hz - 20 kHz reproduction and superb transient response. (Also available with a switch: e 865 S)


  • Steel inlet basket
  • Superb transient response
  • Handles high levels of sound
  • Rugged, robust all-metal housing
  • 10 years warranty

Technical Data

Switch On/Off 004847 Dimensions Ø 47 x 193 mm Connector XLR-3 Frequency response (microphone) 40 - 20000 Hz Weight 311 g Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz) 3 mV/Pa SKP 3000 Nominal impedance 200 Ω Min. terminating impedance 1000 Ω Phantom powering 12 - 48 V Max. Sound pressure level (active) 150 dB Weight w/o cable 311 g

What's in the box?

  • 1 e 865
  • 1 microphone clip
  • 1 pouch

Compatible Products

Overview of all compatible product components within the series as well as compatible headsets and microphones.

SKP 2000

Article No. 504051 Plug-on transmitter with phantom powering
  • Up to 6 x 64 user-programmable channels
  • Easy synchronization with receiver via infrared interface
  • 48 V switchable phantom powering
More about SKP 2000

SKP 3000

Article No. 009974 Plug-on Transmitter
  • Electronically balanced input for professional requirements
  • Compatible with 3000 and 5000 Series receivers
More about SKP 3000

SKP 300 G3

Article No. 505500 Plug-on transmitter with phantom powering
  • P48 phantom power for easy use of any cabled mic
  • Plug-on transmitter with XLR-3F connector for quick use, no visual interference of cables
  • Up to 42 MHz switching bandwidth for flexible use at different locations
More about SKP 300 G3


  • MZW 4032

    Article No.

    Foam windshield designed for use with the MD 42, MD 46, MD 425, the MD 431 II and all e 800 and e 900 Series vocal microphones. Delivery includes a set of identification rings in five different colours.

e 865-S

Article No. 004847
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A few suggestions.

by Jazz_Guy

I know it costs a bit of cash ($350), but if you're in studio, you can not go wrong with a Shure SM7b. I've heard it side by side with a Neumann u87 ($3,000), and I honestly prefer the sound of the SM7b. If you can't afford one, you can rent one for less than twenty bucks a day, probably about ten bucks a day.
For live applications and rehearsal, the answer is always SM57, or SM58. They're the same microphone, the only difference is the 58 is geared toward vocals, it has a different capsule with a windscreen and pop filter, whereas the 57 doesn't. The SM57 is the mic you'll see everywhere on stage


by TheShamrockCrew

Hello Singers,
Songwriter here, live in North Jersey close to New York City, and I am currently working with a U.K Producer. I create the songs, he transforms them, that's how we work together. We are both in search of someone to replace my voice on two of our demos so that we can professionally pitch them to record labels. Once the songs are purchased, you will get $500 dollars (per song you are used on) for helping us out. If the songs are not picked up though, none of us will get paid sadly. Anyway, this is NOT a joke or a fraud, a contract will be used, we are 100% serious.
If interested, you must have the ability to record the vocals with a professional microphone on your own, be reliable, and a hard worker

Behringer USA Behringer ULTRAVOICE XM1800S Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphones, 3-Pack
Musical Instruments (Behringer USA)
  • Dedicated vocal and instrument mic delivers unbelievable quality to your studio and live performance
  • Extremely high signal output lets your voice cut through
  • Ultra-low distortion for super clean sound
  • Presence lift in critical mid-range gives you maximum voice projection
  • Exceptional off-axis rejection eliminates feedback problems

Samson Meteorite review | USB Microphone | TrustedReviews  — TrustedReviews
The Samson Meteorite is a cracking little portable USB microphone that will be perfect for those that want to take the first step towards higher quality audio recordings. It's incredibly portable, easy to use and provides good quality sound.

Samson Samson R21 Dynamic Vocal Microphone - 3-Pack with Case
Musical Instruments (Samson)
  • High Output Dynamic Element
  • Unidirectional Cardioid Polar Pattern for Maximum Gain Before Feedback
  • Withstands High Sound Pressure Levels
  • Dual Stage Windscreen
  • Excellent for Live Performance and Recording
Shure Incorporated Shure BETA 87A Supercardioid Condenser Microphone for Handheld Vocal Applications
Musical Instruments (Shure Incorporated)
  • Smooth frequency response with gradual presence rise
  • Highly consistent supercardioid polar pattern provides superior gain before feedback
  • Electonic low-frequency roll off compensates for proximity effect
  • Wide dynamic range (117 dB) and low distortion characteristics
  • Built in pop filter reduces undesirable wind and breath sounds
Shure Incorporated Shure PG48-XLR Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with XLR-to-XLR Cable
Musical Instruments (Shure Incorporated)
  • Tailored frequency response is smooth and extended. Tuned specifically for vocal applications. On/off switch for onstage control.
  • Cardioid polar pattern picks up the most sound from in front of the microphone and some sound from the sides. Less susceptible to feedback in high volume settings.
  • Dynamic cartridge has a simple, rugged coil. Handles extreme volume levels without distortion. Durable metal construction.
  • Steel mesh ball grille with integral pop filter reduces explosive breath sounds and wind noise.
  • Includes a 15 feet (4.57m) XLR to XLR Cable, Microphone Clip, 5/8 to 3/8 Inches Threaded Adapter, and a Storage Bag.
Samson Samson Q7 Handheld Dynamic Microphone
Musical Instruments (Samson)
  • Ultra sensitive, neodymium element picks up all of the nuances of any performance.
  • Tight supercardioid polar pattern minimizes feedback problems and effectively rejects signals not originating directly in front of the mic capsule.
  • Extended range frequency response for optimum performance in even the most demanding environments
  • Rugged zinc alloy die-casting case ensures reliable performance in even the most demanding environments
  • The Q7 can be mounted on any standard microphone stand (using the included mic clip)
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