Schoeps MK 4V Side-address Cardioid Microphone Capsules Matched Pair

Schoeps MK 4V Side-address Cardioid Microphone Capsules Matched Pair

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The directional response of the Schoeps MK 4V side-address capsule is especially well maintained even at higher frequencies, due to the acoustically transparent housing. There is less high-frequency emphasis of off-axis sound than occurs with most small, axial-response cardioids. The MK 4V sounds somewhat brighter than the MK 4 because of its overall frequency response.

The MK 4V was created in answer to requests for a cardioid with its main axis along the side. In addition to its usefulness in the concert hall, this capsule type is of particular value in speech recording, since its slight emphasis around 10 kHz helps to improve intelligibility.

For speech applications, we offer the Schoeps pop filter PR 120 SV.


The CMC 1 U can be used in many suspensions (e.g. OSIX) that have a rigid orientation of the XLR connector and thus the amplifier. Also in the compatible MS and dual MS setups (for example, Cyclone), the alignment is fixed. As a result, the microphone cannot be rotated arbitrarily in such a suspension. For axially aligned capsules like the MK 4 this is not important, but a vertical capsule like the MK 8 has to be aligned radially.
In such cases, this optional accessory helps:

No. 800540: O-ring for radial alignment of a MK capsule. This O-ring is placed on the thread of the amplifier and makes the MK capsule permanently stable in any orientation. The O-ring is included with the MK 8 and all other vertical capsules (MK 4V, 41V) and can also be ordered separately.

Pickup pattern Cardioid

Frequency range

40 Hz - 19 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR

40 Hz - 38 kHz with CMC 6xt

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 ratio (A-weighted) 81 dB with CMC 6

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %) 131 dB-SPL with CMC 6

Length 34 mm

Diameter 20 mm

Weight 18 g

Color matte gray