Schoeps MK 2 Omni Microphone Capsule
- linear frequency response at 0° (free-field equalized)
- for placement in close proximity to sound source
- preferred usage: close-miking instruments
The linear frequency response of the MK 2 with respect to frontally incident sound waves results in a very natural sound for near-field recordings (i.e. in close proximity to the sound source).
This capsule can be set up very close to the sound source without sounding too brilliant or harsh.
There is some directivity at high frequencies due to the physics of sound. So even with an omnidirectional microphone, it still matters which way the capsule is aimed.
The MK 2 is often used for acoustical measurement, an application for which it has gained a considerable reputation.
A mechanical adapter (type AMBK 1, from 20 mm to 1" diameter) is available for calibration with B&K devices. Please note that because of dimensional tolerances, only the nickel-finish version of the MK 2 can be used with this adapter.
Pickup Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 28 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR
Sensitivity -36.5 dB (V/Pa) -35.5 dB (V/Pa) 17 mV/Pa with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) 10 dB with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (CCIR) 23 dB with CMC 6
Signal to noise level (A-weighted) 80 dB with CMC 6
Maximum sound pressure level (THD <0.5%) 130 dB-SPL with CMC 6