Schoeps CMIT SSFT SET CMIT5U Shotgun with Suspension and Windshield Kit

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Schoeps CMIT SSFT SET CMIT5U Shotgun with Suspension and Windshield Kit
Key Features
  • For Professional Film, Video, and Music
  • 1x CMIT5U Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • 1x Rycote Suspension with Shockmount
  • 1x Rycote 15cm Super-Softie Wind Shield
The CMIT SSFT SET from Scheops features a condenser shotgun microphone, suspension mount, and a softie wind shield. It can be used to capture audio in various environments for applications such as professional film, audio for video, music recording, and more. The CMIT SSFT set includes a Schoeps CMIT5U shotgun microphone, a Rycote InVision microphone suspension with Lyre shockmount, and a 15cm Super-Softie wind shield.
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Schoeps CMIT SSFT SET Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Schoeps CMIT 5 Shotgun Microphone (Blue)
  • 3Rycote Super Softie Windshield for Shotgun Mic (5.9" Long, 0.7 to 0.9" Diameter)
  • 4Rycote InVision INV-HG mkIII Microphone Suspension - Lyre Shockmount

The CMIT SSFT SET from Scheops features a condenser shotgun microphone, suspension mount, and a softie wind shield. It can be used to capture audio in various environments for applications such as professional film, audio for video, music recording, and more. The CMIT SSFT set includes a Schoeps CMIT5U shotgun microphone, a Rycote InVision microphone suspension with Lyre shockmount, and a 15cm Super-Softie wind shield.

Schoeps CMIT 5 Shotgun Microphone (Blue)

Sized between the short MiniCMIT and the long SuperCMIT, the blue Schoeps CMIT 5 shotgun microphone is an excellent all-around boom mic for indoor and outdoor applications. Highly regarded for film, TV, and location recording, the CMIT 5 offers customizable tone and predictable directionality, even when rotated.

Three selectable filters let you manage boom noise, proximity effect, high-frequency emphasis to ensure balanced, professional audio quality. Special construction and filtering effectively inhibits interference from various sources such as radio, TV, and cellular frequencies.

The CMIT 5's supercardioid/lobar polar pattern yields directional characteristics that smoothly increase at higher frequencies while providing low off-axis coloration for natural sound at all angles. With low self-noise, moderate sensitivity, and high SPL handling, the CMIT 5 delivers sonic performance deserving of premium mic preamps.

Professional Sound Quality

Thanks to a polar pattern that stays the same in the vertical and horizontal planes, the CMIT 5 produces consistent sound quality at any point of rotation. With directionality that increases smoothly at high frequencies and an accurate 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, the CMIT 5 is optimized for neutral, transparent capture of dialogue, foley, sound effects, and instruments. Considering its low self-noise of 13 dBA and moderate sensitivity of -35 dB, it performs best when paired with a clean, high-gain mic preamp.

Customizable Tone

Though the CMIT 5 is engineered to yield a neutral sonic signature, it offers three buttons to alter its tonal balance. Turn on the treble emphasis for a 5 dB boost at 10 kHz, which increases speech intelligibility and helps compensate for high-frequency loss caused by windscreens. Activate the gentle bass roll-off filter (6 dB/octave below 300 Hz) to offset proximity effect, and use the steep low-cut filter (18 dB/octave below 80 Hz) to suppress boom noise and rumble.

Pairs of LEDs next to each push button indicate the status of the filters. Even in darkness, the user can read the settings and see that the microphone is operational. The settings are retained when the microphone is switched off.

RFI Shield

The CMIT 5 utilizes special construction and filtering to provide a high standard of measurable immunity from radio-frequency interference (RFI) caused by sources such as switching power supplies, lighting controls, AM/FM radio, digital radio and TV, cellular phones, and broadband communications. The switches in the CMIT 5 are mounted on a circuit board with an integrated shielding layer, thereby providing a fully-sealed housing for the rest of the circuitry.

Phantom Powered

The CMIT 5 features a balanced 3-pin XLR output and support for phantom power over 34 VDC, making it compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters, as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras.

Ideal for Boompole Mounting

Mount the CMIT 5 directly on a stand or boompole using the supplied mic clip, or place it in the separately available Rycote INV-7 InVision shockmount to prevent the transfer of vibrations to the microphone.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The CMIT 5 includes a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the Rycote Cyclone Windshield Kit (Medium) blimp-style windshield and suspension system (available separately).

Rycote Super Softie Windshield for Shotgun Mic (5.9" Long, 0.7 to 0.9" Diameter)

The Rycote Super Softie Windshield for Shotgun Mic (5.9" Long, 0.7 to 0.9" Diameter) features an aerodynamic shape and surface structure made from the company's 3D-Tex material, which allows for attenuation of wind noise with acoustic transparency. It is suitable for a variety of sound recording applications including video, ENG, and more.

The 5.9" Super Softie has no rigid internal structure, thus it causes virtually no polar pattern distortion. Its robust design has been engineered for use in challenging environments, and if it becomes rain-soaked, it can be squeezed out and shaken dry quickly. If it becomes coated with dust, it can be rinsed quickly without affecting its performance.

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Rycote InVision INV-HG mkIII Microphone Suspension - Lyre Shockmount

The Rycote InVision INV-HG mkIII Microphone Suspension addresses the demand for a heavy-duty shockmount to secure shotgun microphones. The INV-HG mkIII will minimalize handling noise, rumble, and vibration in all speech-capturing applications.

The InVision Lyre cradle accommodates most microphones measuring 19 to 34mm in diameter, like the Sennheiser MKH416 or MKH60. The cradle stabilizes even heavy microphones and allows the use of windscreens without sagging. A heavy duty swivel with a star knob fastens your mic tightly in place. The Lyre cradle rests on a miniature bar with a 3/8" threaded base and includes a 5/8" adapter.

The INV-HG mkIII base features an integrated cable clamp for securing excess cable and minimizing noise. The unique Lyre suspension and cable clamp are engineered with Hytrel for a virtually indestructible design that maximizes shock and noise absorbtion.

Large Lyre Suspension for Boom Operation

The Patented Rycote Lyre suspension cradle measures 70mm high and 40mm wide to accommodate heavier microphones. This is ideal for static stand mounting as well as boom placement.

19 to 34mm Mounting Cradle

The cradle included with this system accommodates microphone diameters measuring between 19 to 34mm. The interior is treated with a soft-grip surface for a perfect, non-slip fitting.

Hytrel Construction

The unique Lyre suspension is engineered with Hytrel for a virtually indestructible design that maximizes shock and noise absorbtion.

Integrated 3/8" Threaded Base with 5/8" Stand Adapter

A 3/8" threaded base and a 5/8" threaded stand adapter is featured at the base for microphone boom pole and stand mounting.

Schoeps CMIT 5 Shotgun Microphone (Blue) Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
Capsule1 x Condenser
Polar PatternLobar, Supercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass Filter80 Hz, 18 dB/Octave
300 Hz, 6 dB/Octave
Tone AdjustmentHigh Boost:
+5 dB at 10 kHz
Indicators6 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter, HF
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL131 dB SPL (.5% THD)
Off-Axis Rejection>5 dB at 60°
>20 dB at 120°
>15 dB at 180°
Impedance50 Ohms
Load Impedance1 Kilohms
Sensitivity-35 dBV/Pa
Output Level2.5 dBV (Max)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio81 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level13 dB A-Weighted
24 dB CCIR
CMRR65 dB
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Power
Operating Voltage48 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption4.4 mA
Physical
ColorBlue
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, 5/8"-27 Female, Mic Clip (Included)
Dimensionsø: 0.83 x L: 9.88" / ø: 21 x L: 251 mm
Weight3.35 oz / 95 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.9 x 6.2 x 2.2"

Rycote Super Softie Windshield for Shotgun Mic (5.9" Long, 0.7 to 0.9" Diameter) Specs

Compatible Mic Diameter0.748 to 0.87" / 19 to 22 mm
Inner Depth5" / 12.7 cm
Outer Diameter2.8 to 3.9" / 70 to 100 mm
Length8.3" / 210 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.51 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.15 x 4.45 x 4.4"

Rycote InVision INV-HG mkIII Microphone Suspension - Lyre Shockmount Specs

Threaded Mount3/8" with 5/8" adapter
DiameterMic Cradle: 0.74 to 1.3" (19 to 34 mm)
Dimensions (W x H)2.75 x 1.57" (70 x 40 mm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.25 x 4.75 x 3.2"
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