The Schoeps MK21H is part of the Colette series of modular capsules designed for use with the CMC preamplifiers. The MK21H provides a wide cardioid polar pattern that provides a uniform response around the front hemisphere of the capsule. The polar pattern effectively reduces ambient noise and feedback. At the requests of pop musicians and vocalists, the MK21H's unique signal characteristic is a rise in high frequency response of +4dB at 7KHz. The high frequency shelf is consistent all the way to 20KHz, resulting in a cardioid response that emphasizes high-end brightness and intelligibility.
Wide Cardioid Pick Up
The MK21 features a wide cardioid frequency response which provides a uniform response at the front hemisphere of the capsule.
High Frequency Shelf
The wide frequency response provides a high frequency shelf all the way to 20KHz. The result is enhanced intelligibility and brightness.
Wide Linear Frequency Response
The wide frequency response ensures accurate detail regardless of the source signal.
Schoeps MK21 Specs
Wide Cardioid (MK21H)
30Hz to 20KHz (MK21H)
Dynamic Range (Typical)
not specified by manufacturer
78 dB-A (MK21H)
Maximum Input Sound Level
12V - 48V Phantom Power (CMC6)
Minimum Load: 600 Ohms (CMC6)
(If a lower load impedance is used, the main effect
will be to reduce the maximum output level of the microphone.)
3-pin XLR (CMC6)
Low Frequency Roll-Off
4.57 x .78" (116 x 20mm) (Length x Diameter) (with CMC6)