Schoeps MK8 Figure-Eight Capsule

Schoeps MK8 Figure-Eight Capsule for CMC Preamplifiers

Schoeps MK8 Figure-Eight Capsule for CMC Preamplifiers

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Schoeps MK8 Figure-Eight Capsule

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The Schoeps MK8 is part of the Colette series of modular capsules designed for use with the CMC preamplifiers. The single diaphragm produces a figure-eight polar pattern. The pattern ideally captures audio at the front and back of the capsule and may be used in stereo M/S applications, ambiance capturing and more. The MK8 is ideal for both speech and music capturing, resulting in rich detail without coloration.

Figure-Eight Polar Pattern
The figure-eight pattern effectively captures audio at the front and rear of the capsule.
M/S Applications
The Figure-Eight polar pattern is suitable for M/S stereo applications.
Wide Linear Frequency Response
The wide frequency response ensures accurate detail regardless of the source signal.
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Schoeps MK8 Figure-Eight Capsule for CMC Preamplifiers
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    Schoeps MK8 specs

    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Figure-Eight (MK8)
    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)
    Pad No
    Low Frequency Roll-Off No
    Dimensions 4.57 x .78" (116 x 20mm) (Length x Diameter) (with CMC6)
    Weight 68g (with CMC6)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.0 x 1.5"

    Schoeps MK8 reviews

    MK8 Figure-Eight Capsule is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding quality Its a Schoeps, how can you go wrong?! I bought it primarily for music m/s recording. And I look forward to its performance.
    Date published: 2011-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great as part of an M/S setup I'm using this with a CMC6 and a CMIT5U for an M/S rig. I know there has been some debate on Gearslutz regarding Schoeps vs Sennheiser for this application but to my ears, the sound is great. Gives me an accurate and clear reproduction of the sounds being recorded. It's pricey but I'm not afraid to pay for the results that I get using this gear.
    Date published: 2014-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my M/S setup I'm using the MK8 with a Schoeps miniCMIT for my M/S setup and I'm extremely pleased with my field recording and SFX results. I wouldn't trade this for anything.
    Date published: 2017-04-09
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