Schoeps MK 22 Open Cardioid Microphone Capsules Matched Pair

Schoeps MK 22 Open Cardioid Microphone Capsules Matched Pair

  • $ 1,648.00


Schoeps MK22 Open Cardioid Microphone Capsules Matched Pair
  • New directional pattern: Open Cardioid
  • Optimal combination of directionality (MK 4 cardioid) and warm sound characteristics (MK 21 wide cardioid)
  • Natural sound quality, due to highly consistent polar diagram across the frequency range
  • Popular for use as a spot or soloist's microphone, as the mid microphone for M/S, or as a main microphone pair e.g. at a spacing of 21 cm, angle +/- 55°
  • The Open Cardioid pickup pattern was introduced by Schoeps in 2008. It lies between the classic cardioid and the wide cardioid, achieving both a fair amount of directivity and very natural sound quality. Many years' experience of professional recording engineers with the range of Schoeps cardioids has played a large role in the development process. Meanwhile the MK 22 has become a preferred soloist and spot microphone, thus becoming an alternative to the classic MK 4.

Pickup Pattern Open Cardioid

Frequency Range 40 Hz - 28 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR

Sensitivity -36.5 dB (V/Pa), 15 mV/Pa with CMC 6

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) 13 dB with CMC 6

Equivalent noise level (CCIR)  23 dB with CMC 6

Signal to noise level (A-weighted)  81 dB with CMC 6

Maximum sound pressure level (THD <0.5%) 130 dB-SPL with CMC 6