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Schoeps SuperCMIT 2U Digital Shotgun Microphone with Mini-DA42 Converter

BH #SCSCMT2MDA42 • MFR #SUPERCMIT 2U/MINI-DA42
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Schoeps SuperCMIT 2U Digital Shotgun Microphone with Mini-DA42 Converter
Key Features
  • Based on Schoeps CMIT5U Analog Shotgun
  • Reduce Diffuse Noise by up to 15 dB
  • Uses Two Transducers To Capture Sound
  • Digital Signal Processing in Microphone
The Schoeps SuperCMIT 2 U Shotgun Microphone is paired with the Mini-DA42 Digital to Analog Converter to give you a microphone setup that combines analog shotgun microphone design with built-in digital signal processing. The microphone is powered by the Mini-DA42 digital to analog converter which converts the digital signals from the microphone into analog signals for recording. The system utilizes proprietary Illusonic DSP algorithms to emphasize discrete sound, improve directivity, and increase range. The digital shotgun microphone can provide up to a 9 dB greater reduction ratio of diffuse sound than the original analog Schoeps CMIT5U shotgun microphone.
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Schoeps SuperCMIT 2U Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Filtering
  • 3Input Gain
  • 4Limiter
  • 5Digital Phantom Power
  • 6Digital Converter Output

The Schoeps SuperCMIT 2 U Shotgun Microphone is paired with the Mini-DA42 Digital to Analog Converter to give you a microphone setup that combines analog shotgun microphone design with built-in digital signal processing. The microphone is powered by the Mini-DA42 digital to analog converter which converts the digital signals from the microphone into analog signals for recording. The system utilizes proprietary Illusonic DSP algorithms to emphasize discrete sound, improve directivity, and increase range. The digital shotgun microphone can provide up to a 9 dB greater reduction ratio of diffuse sound than the original analog Schoeps CMIT5U shotgun microphone.

The microphone has two separate output channels and utilizes two separate transducer capsules. One channel is for the analog CMIT5U shotgun capsule. It provides the same signal as the original Schoeps CMIT5U analog shotgun microphone.

The other channel is for the SuperCMIT signal. The SuperCMIT signal utilizes both the CMIT5U shotgun microphone capsule and a backward facing cardioid capsule designed to capture ambient sound. The two signals from the shotgun capsule and the backward facing cardioid capsule are processed with Illusonic's algorithms through the microphone's built-in DSP. This determines what sounds are diffuse such as street and room noise and what sounds are direct such as the music or dialog being recorded. The DSP subtracts the diffuse ambient sound from the direct sound to improve the overall directivity and range of the microphone. A preset button on the microphone with an LED indicator light allows you to adjust the directivity of the channel. The presets allow you to reduce the diffuse sound by 11 dB or by 15 dB for applications requiring even more directivity.

Filtering

The microphone features the same +5 dB at 10 kHz high frequency boost and 18 dB/octave below 80 Hz low-pass filters found in the CMIT5U analog shotgun microphone. Red and green LED indicator lights show the status of the filters

Input Gain

By quickly pressing the filter and preset buttons twice in succession, +30 dB of gain may be added to the microphone or reset to the original value of 0 dB

Limiter

Firmware version 2.0 of the microphone includes a limiter to protect the device from being overloaded when gain boost is active

Digital Phantom Power

To operate, the microphone requires 10 V 170 mA of digital phantom power, which is supplied by the MINI-DA 42 digital to analog converter box

Digital Converter Output

The MINI-DA 42 digital to analog converter box outputs the microphone signal in both the raw unprocessed signal of the analog CMIT5U capsule and the combined digitally processed signal of the CMIT5U capsule and backward facing cardioid capsule in AES42 interface format. The inputs and outputs are connected through a Sub-D breakout cable

Schoeps SuperCMIT 2U Specs

Microphone
Sensitivity-31 dBFS at 1 Pa
Equivalent NoiseChannel 1: 14 dB (A-weighted)
Channel 2: 16 dB (A-weighted)
Channel 1: 27 dB (CCIR)
Channel 2: 28 dB (CCIR)
Maximum SPL125 dB-SPL
FiltersSwitchable:
80 Hz with 18 dB/octave
5 dB lift at 10 kHz (shelving)
Powering Options10 V digital phantom powering (AES42)
Current Consumption170 mA
Outputs (Digital)AES42m Mode 1
Channel1: SuperCMIT signal
Channel2: Regular CMIT signal (shotgun signal only)
Sample RateMicrophone: 48 kHz
FirmwareVersion 2.0
ResolutionMicrophone: 24 bit
Latencyat 1 kHz:
Channel 1: 3.4 ms
Channel 2: 1.6 ms
Length11" (28 cm)
Diameter0.83" (21 mm)
Weight4 oz (112 g)
Interface
Inputs1 x Balanced XLR-3F AES42 Mode 1
Input Impedance110 Ω
Outputs1 x Balanced XLR-3M AES3 available through D-Sub breakout cable
2 x Balanced Analog XLR-3M with maximum cable length 300 m available through D-Sub breakout cable
Powering OptionsMini-DA42: 12-18 V at 200-500 ma through included AC adapter for 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz
Sample RateMini-DA42 converter: Maximum 192 kHz
Dynamic Range112 dB A-weighted RMS
>98 dB CCIR q-peak
Frequency Range2 to 20,000 Hz (-1 dB)
THD & Noise< -95 dB at 1 kHz
Output LevelMaximum 14.5 dBU at 0 dBFS
Power Consumption200 mA including SuperCMIT
Dimensions3.3 x 3.3 x 1.3 " (84 x 84 x 34 mm)
Weight6.1 oz (173 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.3 x 9.5 x 2.1"

Schoeps SuperCMIT 2U Reviews

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Does the converter connect directly to any audio ...

Does the converter connect directly to any audio recorder XLR pre-amp input?
Asked by: David
This kit is intended to be used with each other. The SuperCMIT 2U connectes to the Mini-DA42 Converter via the included XLR3 cable. The output of the DA can be either AES (digital) or analog XLR .
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2021-07-19

Is the output limited to 24-bit resolution, or ...

Is the output limited to 24-bit resolution, or can this rig usefully be used with 32-bit recorders?
Asked by: David
The SuperCMIT 2U is limited to 48kHz at 24bit.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2021-07-19

I want to record nature sounds (bird calls, lion ...

I want to record nature sounds (bird calls, lion roars, etc) with this shotgun mic from a distance of 500m. Will I be able to record good quality sound 500m away in perfect conditions?
Asked by: Stephen
No, it will not, and 500 meters is going to present significant challenge. In order to record from a distance you will want to use a parabolic collector with a good mic, but, this method will allow capture from a distance of up to 600', which is only about 200 meters. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1380830-REG/klover_km26te_flight_case_with_pull.html
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-11-14

What is the estimated reach of this shotgun mic? ...

What is the estimated reach of this shotgun mic? How far away can a subject be in terms of metres and still record clean sound? (No ambient noise, no wind, perfect conditions?
Asked by: Stephen
Up to about 8' providing that the mic gain is set pretty high.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-11-12
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