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Schoeps Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray)

B&H # SCCMC641S Mfr # CMC641G SET
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You Pay: $1,918.00
Product Highlights
  • Dialog Boompole Microphone
  • Includes CMC6 Amplifier
  • Includes MK41 Supercardioid Capsule
  • Includes SG20 Mount
  • Includes Pop Filter and Case

The Schoeps Colette Series microphone system is popular among professional field audio engineers. The gray modular CMC6 preamplifier and MK41 supercardioid capsule provide a professional alternative to shotgun microphones when recording dialog indoors. The system is based on the modular CMC6 preamplifier and MK series capsules which are capable of wide, linear frequency response curves and superior audio quality. This system includes the CMC6 preamplifier, MK41 capsule, SG20 microphone mount, B5 pop-filter and case.

The CMC6 Preamplifier features Class-A transformerless electronics, resulting in a very low noise floor and lightweight. The high impedance input signal of the modular capsules are accurately converted to low-impedance energy, allowing for long cable runs without noise and radio frequency interference.

The MK41 Capsule is a supercardioid condenser capsule with a wide frequency range and high SPL handling. The supercardioid capsule is effective in minimizing noise and ambient audio at the off-axis sections of the microphone capsule. The microphone system is more than suitable for crucial capturing of dialog and ambiance for film, professional video and professional audio applications.

Modular Design
The CMC6 is designed to be used with any of the Schoeps Colette series modular capsules. The capsules provide various polar patterns and frequency response curves.
Wide Frequency Response
The CMC6 modular power supply features transformerless Class-A electronics that result in a linear 50Hz to 20kHz frequency response.
Superior Sound Characteristics
The superior quality of the capsule and preamplifier result in detailed, pristine audio quality with very low noise floor.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Super-Cardioid (MK41)
Frequency Response 40Hz to 20kHz (MK41)
Dynamic Range (Typical) Not specified by manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 79 dB-A (MK41)
Maximum Input Sound Level 132 dB (MK41)
Power Requirements 12 - 48V Phantom Power
Output Impedance Minimum Load: 600 Ohms
(If a lower load impedance is used, the main effect will be to reduce the maximum output level of the microphone.)
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions 5.43 x 0.78" / (138 x 20 mm)
Weight 2.7 oz / (77 g)
Schoeps Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray)
  • SG20 Microphone Stand Mount
  • B5 Pop-Filter
  • Case
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    SchoepsColette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray)
     
    4.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Excellent sound (5)
    • Good audio (5)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (9)
      • Performances (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (9)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      10 Seconds is all you need

      By Brian Maurer

      from Columbia, Missouri

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Schoeps Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray):

      10 seconds of working with this microphone was all I needed to feel comfortable with the price of this superb microphone. I've been working with it with my SD 744t, and love the sound, the pickup and the quality of this microphone. Serious audio technicians and audiophiles will love what this mic can do for you. I've been working with shotguns and a range of mid range gear, and I have to say, I'm sad that I waited all this time to purchase this mic. I was a little surprised at how small it was, physically, but otherwise, it works great. Did an outdoor shoot in moderate wind; you'll want something stronger than the windscreen that it comes with, as it didn't do much to reduce the noise. Overall though, I love this mic, will recommend this mic to anyone, and will continue to look forward to the next shoot with it.

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      5.0

      Love the way this mic sounds

      By Bladeaudio

      from Knoxville, TN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Schoeps Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray):

        Mic sounds amazing. Using this mic on a boom for video interviews. Sound is crisp and clear but doesn't lack any low end either. Sounds amazing with a Sound Devices 302 mixer.

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        5.0

        Schoeps sounds superior

        By Cincinnati Sound

        from Cincinnti, OH

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Schoeps Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray):

          Outstanding sound quality for indoor video and film production.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It Does exactly what it's meant to do.

          By Green Timmy

          from Melbourne, Australia.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor recording
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Schoeps Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray):

            The Schoeps SCCMC641S is a great indoor mic for recording dialogue/interviews. It has a superior sound compared to a conventional shotgun mic due to the attenuation of low frequency reflections/reverb that often occur when recording inside. This results in a more direct, cleaner sound.

            The supercardiod capsule is very directional for such a small mic.

            The mic is well protected in a strong wooden box which also contains a foam mic cover and mic clip. The foam cover does not reduce wind noise that well when swinging the mic on a boom. A furry cover is needed if you want to use the mic in that situation.

            This is a professional piece of kit that sounds great and is solidly built.

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            5.0

            Wow...amazing mic, but steep price

            By Ian B

            from Boston MA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Schoeps Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray):

              I am not a professional. However, I do enjoy professional equipment. This mic with the MK41 capsule is stunning. Blow your mind stunning. I am coming from an AKG se300b with CK93 hyper capsule, and it was a great mic, but NOTHING compared to this mic.

              First off, it is TINY, like a dry-erase marker TINY. IT fits in my camera bag perfectly, and who doesn't like smaller better gear?

              (and yes, the price would suggest this)

              I am a little worried about the handling noise, and the humidity issue, but running it into my Sound Devices 702 is a pleasure. Incredibly transparent. Highly directional (but a bit forgiving if you aren't pointing the mic EXACTLY where someone's mouth is)

              The handling noise is a little rough, but as long as you have your cable tied down, and stuff doesn't move, you get super rich sound.

              If you have the cash, I don't know if there is a better all-around professional mic.

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              5.0

              Best Microphones that I have ever heard

              By Classic Dan

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Schoeps Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray):

                I got four of these with interest in buying 2 more for hookup to my recent purchase of the Sound Devices 788T. Woth every penny for the prestine none colored sound they produce.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By Chicco

                from Taipei,Taiwan

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Schoeps Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray):

                  excellent mic,great sound,i like it

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                  (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Dialog Microphone

                  By TQL

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Schoeps Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray):

                    The MK41 capsule has an extremely flat response from 200 Hz to 15k Hz with a slight roll off outside those frequencies. There is almost no coloration added to the sound. Combine this with a super-cardioid pattern and you have a near perfect microphone for recording dialog indoors (which is why the CMC641 is found on so many film sets). But the CMC641 is also an excellent microphone for recording musical instruments, ambience, foley, and so forth and for the same reasons: flat response and no coloration.

                    Having said all this, the microphone is sensitive to handling noise and that includes vibrations transmitted up the cable to the body. Because of this, you will want to hold the microphone in a good shock mount that isolates the cable from the body.

                    The microphone is also sensitive to wind noise -- even the slight wind current from a door being opened or just moving the mic itself will cause flutter. So in most cases you will want to use at least a pop filter. For something more like a breeze, you will want to use a blimp (probably with a dead cat for added protection).

                    A few people have reported "humidity issues" with Schoepps microphones. In particular, a motorboating noise effect can occur under certain high humidity conditions (either from swamp-like conditions or by moving from dry-cold to warm-humid). The "humidity issue" seems to be so infrequent and random that it is very hard to pin down. There seems to be no consistency among the microphone models, environmental conditions, causes, or cures. In my case, I have not experienced the "humidity issues" -- but then I have not subjected the CMC641 to environmental abuse either.

                    In order to get the most out of the CMC641, the rest of your signal chain will have to be high quality as well: this is a professional microphone and demands professional quality mixers/recorders/cables. (I use Sound Devices mixers/recorders and the results have been outstanding.)

                    The "Colette Series Microphone Set" being reviewed here has the body, capsule, pop filter, mic stand mount, and foam-lined wooden case for a price less than the individual pieces bought separately. That's good news. The wooden case is nicely made but is more of a display case and has a latch guaranteed to pop open just when you least expect it to happen. So for bashing around recording location sound, you will probably want to swap the case out for something a little more sturdy.

                    Keep in mind that the CMC641 is just an audio tool. And like any other tool, you need to select the proper tool to use for the job to be done.

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                    5.0

                    Just what you'd expect from a Schoeps

                    By Mike

                    from Missoula, MT

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Portable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Schoeps Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray):

                      The sound is crystal clear, no coloring at all but of course you have to get it close to the source. I think this is the best mic you can buy for interiors and unlike a new camera, it will last me forever. Expensive, yes, but I think it will hold its value and is a good investment for my audio bag.

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                      5.0

                      Best Super-Cardiod I have ever used

                      By Michael

                      from Orlando, FL

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Good Warmth
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Interviewing

                        Comments about Schoeps Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone Set (Gray):

                        This is the most pleasing sounding mic I have ever used! This mic is not best used in every situation but when called for it is the best sounding mic on the market. I do a lot of interior interviewing where I can not prep my surroundings with carpets or drop clothes, so occasionally you get a lot of reverb. This mic is the only mic that I have used that cuts down on a lot of that reverb while maintaining a very natural sound to the persons voice. It's pricy but well worth the extra cash.

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