Schoeps MK 22 Microphone Capsule (Matched Pair, Nickel Finish)

Schoeps MK 22 Microphone Capsule (Matched Pair, Nickel Finish)

Schoeps MK 22 Microphone Capsule (Matched Pair, Nickel Finish)


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Schoeps MK 22 Microphone Capsule (Matched Pair, Matte Gray)

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Schoeps MK 22 Microphone Capsule (Matched Pair, Nickel Finish)

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The nickel finish MK 22 Microphone Capsule from Schoeps comes as a matched pair, and has open cardiod directional pattern, occupying a point on the spectrum between the wide cardioid and classic cardioid patterns. The response is -5 dB at 90° and there is 16 dB suppression of rear-incident sound. It is in essence a variant cardioid which balances a very natural sound quality with a good degree of directionality.

This capsule’s sonic transparency and good suppression of rear-incident sound make it a universal problem-solver. This capsule has wide cardioid that offers an alternative when its lower directivity fits the recording situation, e.g., for the first desk of strings or for solo piano.

This capsule has been developed for use as a spot microphone. It unites the strengths of the MK 4 and MK 21 capsules. Its directivity is essentially constant throughout the frequency range. Its inherent low-frequency response is somewhat more pronounced than that of the cardioid, while proximity effect is somewhat less. This capsule is well suited for use as stereo pairs.

Note: This capsule is delivered with a hand-signed Certificate from the factory. Matching is of frequency response and sensitivity within exceptionally low tolerances.

Comes in a pack of 2
Open cardioid directional pattern
Optimal combination of classic cardioid directionality with the sonic character of the wide cardioid
Directional pattern largely constant throughout the frequency range
Suitable for spot miking and as a soloist's microphone
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Schoeps MK 22 Microphone Capsule (Matched Pair, Nickel Finish)
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    Schoeps MK22 specs

    Frequency Range 40 Hz to 20 kHz
    Sensitivity 14 mV/Pa
    Equivalent Noise Level 14 dB-A (A-weighted)
    23 dB (CCIR)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80 dB-A (A-weighted)
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 130 dB-SPL at 0.5% THD
    Dimensions (Ø x L) 0.79 x 0.88" (20.00 x 22.00 mm)
    Weight 0.6 oz (17.0 g)

    Schoeps MK22 reviews

    MK 22 Microphone Capsule (Matched Pair, Nickel Finish) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Quite Cardioid MK22 cartridges are halfway between the MK21 Wide Cardioid and the MK4 Cardioid - fairly directional but with extended base response. I frequently record in highly reverberant venues, such as cathedrals. Used as space microphones, the MK22 gives a clear sound with good stereo image, and a good balance with ambience. I plan to use them on a 1 meter stereo in ORTF configuration, with a pair of spaced MK22 microphones. Omnis tend to be muddy in this application and cards lose the warmth I seek. The MK22s will form the core sound - everything else is just for emphasis. MK22s are also effective for chamber music, often in conjunction with a pair of MK2H (far field) Omnis.
    Date published: 2018-02-14
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