Schoeps MK 2S Omni Microphone Capsule
The Schoeps MK 2S microphone capsule exhibits a slight high-frequency emphasis for frontal sound incidence, with only a slight rolloff of high frequencies off-axis and in the reverberant sound field.
This frequency response characteristic falls between that of the MK 2 and the MK 2XS, making the capsule suitable for a wide range of applications.
The MK 2S has proven particularly useful in two- and three-microphone stereo arrays, where its placement near the reverberation radius of the sound field presents a sonically balanced pickup favored by many recording engineers. This model has become our most popular pressure transducer.
For spaced microphone (A/B) stereo recording and especially the Decca Tree method, KA40 accessory spheres are recommended.
Pickup Pattern: Omnidirectional
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 29 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR
Sensitivity -36.5 dB (V/Pa) -37 dB (V/Pa) 14 mV/Pa with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) 12 dB with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (CCIR) 23 dB with CMC 6
Signal to noise level (A-weighted) 82 dB with CMC 6
Maximum sound pressure level (THD <0.5%) 131 dB-SPL with CMC 6