Schoeps MK5 Switchable Omni/Cardioid Capsule Matched Pair

Schoeps MK5 Switchable Omni/Cardioid Capsule Matched Pair

  • $ 2,400.00


PROPERTIES

  • mechanical switching between omnidirectional and cardioid patterns
  • true one-diaphragm system (unique on the microphone market)
  • pure pressure transducer in the omni setting; pressure gradient transducer in the cardioid setting
  • can be used in nearly any situation; often suggested as an initial acquisition. Popular with training institutes
  • DESCRIPTION

    With the Schoeps MK 5, pattern switching is purely mechanical via a sliding lever on the side of the capsule. The result in each setting is like an independent microphone capsule with the same quality as the MK 2S / MK 4, and very similar (though not identical) frequency and polar response characteristics. In contrast to most dual-diaphragm microphones, the cardioid setting of the MK 5 maintains its directivity even at the lowest frequencies, and has high frequency response up to 20 kHz. In addition, the MK 5 has excellent low-frequency response in the omnidirectional setting along with the low sensitivity toward wind, vocal “popping” noise and solid-borne sound typical of pressure transducers.

    The MK 5 is nearly an all-purpose capsule. It is what we recommend for those starting out with the Colette series, unless particular circumstances (such as the need for greater directivity or a bidirectional pattern) would indicate a different choice.

    (Please note: The pattern selector should be definitely set to one position or the other; in-between settings will yield undefined results.)

     

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    MK 5 - OMNI

    Pickup pattern

    Omnidirectional

    Frequency range

    20 Hz - 28 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR

    20 Hz - 43 kHz with CMC 6xt

    Sensitivity

    -38,0 dB (V/Pa), 12 mV/Pa with CMC 6

    Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)

    12 dB with CMC 6

    Equivalent noise level (CCIR)

    24 dB with CMC 6

    Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)

    82 dB with CMC 6

    Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)

    132 dB-SPL with CMC 6

    MK 5 - CARDIOID

    Pickup pattern

    Cardioid

    Frequency range

    40 Hz - 26 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR,

    40 Hz - 41 kHz with CMC 6xt

    Sensitivity

    -37 dB (V/Pa), 14 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

    MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Length

    27 mm

    Diameter

    20 mm

    Weight

    25 g

    Surface finish

    matte gray
    custom color:
    nickel, chromagreen