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Schoeps MK4 Cardioid Capsule for CMC Preamplifiers

Schoeps MK4 Cardioid Capsule for CMC Preamplifiers
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Schoeps MK4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 3Excellent Directional Response
  • 4Wide Linear Frequency Response

The Schoeps MK4 is part of the Colette series of modular capsules designed for use with the CMC preamplifiers. The cardioid polar pattern results in maximum rejection of rear incidental audio signal, eliminating off-axis noise and feedback. The cardioid pattern allows microphone placement to occur farther from the sound source than a pressure transducer of equivalent sensitivity. The MK4 is ideal for both speech and music capturing, resulting in rich detail without coloration. The MK4 is also a viable solution for X/Y or Mid-Side stereo recording.

Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid pattern effectively rejects rear and off-axis audio signal resulting in greater signal to noise ratio and feedback rejection.
Excellent Directional Response
The cardioid characteristic allows the MK4 to be placed at further proximities from the signal source without degradation.
Wide Linear Frequency Response
The wide frequency response ensures accurate detail regardless of the source signal.

Schoeps MK4 Specs

Polar Pattern
Cardioid (MK4)
Frequency Response
40Hz to 20KHz (MK4)
Dynamic Range (Typical)
not specified by manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
79 dB-A (MK4)
Maximum Input Sound Level
132dB (MK4)
Power Requirements
12V - 48V Phantom Power (CMC6)
Output Impedance
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.)
Output Connectors
3-pin XLR (CMC6)
Low Frequency Roll-Off
4.57 x .78" (116 x 20mm) (Length x Diameter) (with CMC6)
68g (with CMC6)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.12 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8 x 5 x 1"

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