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Schoeps MiniCMIT Short Shotgun Microphone (Blue)

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Schoeps MiniCMIT Short Shotgun Microphone (Blue)
Key Features
  • For Pro Film, TV & Location Recording
  • Rotationally Symmetrical Polar Pattern
  • Fixed 70 Hz Low-Cut Filter
  • Flat 60 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
Obtain the sonic characteristics of the highly regarded CMIT 5 in a compact and lightweight body with the blue Schoeps MiniCMIT short shotgun microphone, a top-tier performer for camera- or boompole-mounted use in film, TV, and location recording applications. Compliant with P12 and P48 phantom powering, the MiniCMIT can be used with professional and consumer devices.
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Schoeps MiniCMIT Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Professional Sound Quality
  • 3RFI Shield
  • 4P12 or P48 Phantom Powered
  • 5Ideal for Boompole or Camera Mounting
  • 6Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

Obtain the sonic characteristics of the highly regarded CMIT 5 in a compact and lightweight body with the blue Schoeps MiniCMIT short shotgun microphone, a top-tier performer for camera- or boompole-mounted use in film, TV, and location recording applications. Compliant with P12 and P48 phantom powering, the MiniCMIT can be used with professional and consumer devices.

A fixed 24 dB/octave low-cut filter at 70 Hz ensures that excessive boom noise and rumble will be kept under control. Special construction and filtering effectively inhibits interference from various sources such as radio, TV, and cellular frequencies.

The MiniCMIT'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 MiniCMIT delivers sonic performance deserving of premium mic preamps.

Professional Sound Quality

The MiniCMIT features the same frequency response curve as the CMIT 5, allowing either microphone to be used without altering the sound. Thanks to a polar pattern that stays the same in the vertical and horizontal planes, the MiniCMIT produces consistent sound quality at any point of rotation.

With directionality that increases smoothly at high frequencies and a 60 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, the MiniCMIT is optimized for neutral, transparent capture of dialogue, foley, sound effects, and instruments. Considering its low self-noise of 14 dBA and moderate sensitivity of -35 dB, it performs best with a clean, high-gain mic preamp.

RFI Shield

The MiniCMIT 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.

P12 or P48 Phantom Powered

The MiniCMIT features a balanced 3-pin XLR output, low current draw, and support for P12 and P48 phantom power, making it compatible with a variety of professional and consumer devices such as handheld audio recorders, portable field recorders, mixer adapters, and cinema cameras.

Ideal for Boompole or Camera Mounting

Mount the MiniCMIT directly on a stand or boompole using the supplied mic clip, affix it to a camera with an optional shoe shockmount such as the Rycote InVision Video, or place it in the separately available Rycote INV-6 InVision shockmount to prevent the transfer of vibrations to the microphone when attached to a boompole.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The MiniCMIT 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 (Small) blimp-style windshield and suspension system (available separately).

Schoeps MiniCMIT Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
Capsule1 x Condenser
Polar PatternLobar, Supercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass Filter70 Hz, 24 dB/Octave
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range60 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL (.5% THD)
Off-Axis Rejection5 dB at 60°
20 dB at 120°
>10 dB at 180°
Impedance100 Ohms
Load Impedance2 Kilohms
Sensitivity-35 dBV/Pa
Output Level0 dBV (Max)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio80 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level14 dB A-Weighted
24 dB CCIR
CMRR55 dB
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Power
Operating Voltage12 to 48 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption2.3 mA
Physical
ColorBlue
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included CaseHard Case
Dimensionsø: 0.83 x L: 5.94" / ø: 21 x L: 151 mm
Weight2.75 oz / 78 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13 x 8.8 x 2.1"

Schoeps MiniCMIT Reviews

Love love

By Jack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-11

Well if I had to choose one Mic this would be it!

Stellar Microphone

By Doug
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-11

All my go to microphones for field location audio are first and foremost Schoeps. I have a pair of Schoeps cmc641s and snagged a cmit5u when it was first introduced. I was in the market for adding a second cmit5u and saw that the miniCMIT had just been released. So glad I waited for this newer version. It's size makes it incredibly versatile in tight locations. It's lighter in weight than its big brother (cmit5u) but has the same sonic quality. The only thing you give up on the mini model is some of the filter options. I've used this on multiple shoots and interviews and it is a stellar microphone. The one thing I appreciate most about Schoeps microphones is the overall lack of coloration. Once I'm back in my studio listening to playback I can close my eyes and it's like the talent is sitting there right next to me speaking clear, uncolored, natural audio. That being said there is a lot of buzz about Schoeps microphones being susceptible to humidity causing the mic to motorboat. I have only had this happen once with my cmit5u in an extremely humid interior interview. For that reason I highly recommend you always have on hand a microphone that is impervious to humidity and moisture (Rode NTG-3, Sennheiser MKH 50, Sennheiser MKH 416 or whatever you prefer). But otherwise all my Schoeps have performed well in some very humid environments. If I were headed to the Amazon Rain Forest or somewhere incredibly wet and humid I would leave all my Schoeps at home and go with a sure thing that could endure that much moisture. And yes, there are times I will choose another mic for very specific reasons dictated by the room or the talent's voice, but otherwise I'm swinging a Schoeps on my pole at least 95% of the time. Money well spent.

Amazing Sound in a Compact Form

By Kev D.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-07

Scheops newest shotgun mic and the 3rd member of the CMIT family. Has the CMIT sound minus the filter options but makes up for being versatile with its small size. Great mic!

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