Schoeps MK 5 Microphone Capsule (Matte Gray)

Schoeps MK 5 Microphone Capsule (Matte Gray)
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Schoeps MK5 Overview

The matte gray MK 5 Microphone Capsule from Schoeps offers 2 selectable directional patterns, but uses only 1 membrane.

In its omnidirectional setting, the MK 5 Microphone Capsule is a true pressure transducer with smooth, extended low-frequency response, low sensitivity to most wind and breath noise, handling noise or mechanical vibration, and no proximity effect.

In its cardioid setting, the MK 5 Microphone Capsule retains its full directionality even at very low frequencies. The benefits of this design in purity and clarity of sound are immediately audible. Additionally, the MK 5 has a slight high-frequency emphasis.

The pattern selector should be definitely set to one position or the other; in-between settings will yield undefined results.
Omni and cardioid patterns, mechanically switchable
Slight emphasis of the high frequencies
Broad range of applications
Preferred uses similar to those of the MK 2 or MK 2S and the MK 4
In the Cardioid Setting: For use with singing or speaking voices or most instruments, as a spot microphone, and for stereo recording with coincident, ORTF, or M/S microphone arrangements
In the Omni Setting: For recording instruments, singers, and more at relatively close range

Schoeps MK5 Specs


Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 10 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level (A-Weighted): 14 dB-A
Equivalent Noise Level (CCIR): 26 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 80 dB-A
Maximum Sound Pressure Level at 0.5% THD: 133 dB-SPL


Frequency Range: 40 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 13 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level (A-Weighted): 15 dB-A
Equivalent Noise Level (CCIR): 24 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 79 dB-A
Maximum Sound Pressure Level at 0.5% THD: 132 dB-SPL
Length1.1" (27.0 mm)
Diameter0.8" (20.0 mm)
DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
Weight0.9 oz (25.0 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7 x 4.5 x 0.1"
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