Schoeps MK4V Radial Cardioid Capsule for CMC Preamplifiers

Schoeps MK4V Radial Cardioid Capsule for CMC Preamplifiers
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Schoeps MK4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Radial Pick-up Design
  • 3Off-Axis High Frequency Rejection
  • 4Wide Linear Frequency Response
  • 5High Frequency Rise

The Schoeps MK4V is part of the Colette series of modular capsules designed for use with the CMC6 preamplifier. The radial design is a direct result of the demand for a cardioid capsule where the maximum pick up occurs on the side as opposed to the front (top) of the capsule. The acoustically transparent housing is particularly effective in reducing high frequency signal energy at the off-axis sections of the capsule, a common problem among standard cardioid elements. The linear frequency response features a slight rise at 10KHz, which enhances presence and intelligibility. The cardioid lateral pick up and high frequency response characteristics render the MK4V more than viable for speech, general instrument capturing, mono and stereo ambiance capturing.

Radial Pick-up Design

Lateral cardioid pick up pattern is the result of a design that enables the maximum pick up response to occur on the side of the capsule.

Off-Axis High Frequency Rejection

The MK4V provides exceptional high frequency rejection at the off-axis sections of the capsule.

Wide Linear Frequency Response

The wide frequency response ensures accurate detail regardless of the source signal.

High Frequency Rise

A slight rise in frequency response occurs at around 10KHz. The result is greater presence and intelligibility.

Schoeps MK4 Specs

Polar PatternCardioid (MK4V)
Frequency Response40Hz to 20KHz (MK4V)
Dynamic Range (Typical)not specified by manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio80dB-A (MK4V)
Maximum Input Sound Level132dB (MK4V)
Power Requirements12V - 48V Phantom Power (CMC6)
Output ImpedanceMinimum 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 Connectors3-pin XLR (CMC6)
Low Frequency Roll-OffNo
Dimensions4.57 x 0.78" (116 x 20mm) (Length x Diameter) (with CMC6)
Weight68g (with CMC6)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.7 x 4.3 x 0.7"
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