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.
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Schoeps MK4 Overview
- 2Cardioid Polar Pattern
- 3Excellent Directional Response
- 4Wide Linear Frequency Response
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
40Hz to 20KHz (MK4)
|Dynamic Range (Typical)|
not specified by manufacturer
79 dB-A (MK4)
|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)
68g (with CMC6)
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
8 x 5 x 1"
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