Schoeps Mono-Set CMC 1 U with MK 4 Capsule

The Schoeps CMC1 and MK4 Mono Set is ideal as a cardioid recording and broadcast microphone for the widest range of uses

£1,340.28 £1,116.90
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Schoeps Mono-Set CMC 1 U with MK 4 Capsule

  • CMC1 microphone amplifier
  • MK4 capsule with cardioid pattern
  • Use as part of stereo recording with coincident or ORTF microphone arrangements
  • Ideal as a spot mic
  • Great as a compact boom microphone
  • flat frequency response
  • very low harmonic distortion and noise
  • works with 12V and 48V phantom power
  • balanced, low-impedance output
  • excellent protection against high-frequency radio interference with "RFI Shield"
  • frequency-independent impedance
  • signal transmission possible over very long cables
  • reliable operation even with weak phantom power
  • symmetrical, transformer- and capacitor-free output stage with a class-A amplifier
  • above 20 kHz, the signal is attenuated for protection against interference in the ultrasonic range, e.g. through the ultrasonic autofocus of a film camera
  • 2yr Schoeps Warranty but extended to 10yrs if product is registered with Schoeps

Included in the Box

  • 1 x CMC 1 U Microphone Amplifier
  • 1 x MK 4 microphone capsule
  • 1 x SG 20 stand clamp
  • 1 x B 5 D hollow foam windscreen
  • 1 x Premium case

Schoeps Mono-Set CMC 1 U with MK 4 Capsule

The CMC1 U Pre-Amplifier

The CMC 1 is Schoeps's, small Colette microphone amplifier, about one-third the size and 40% lighter than the CMC 6. It is compatible with all components of the Colette system and can be used in place of the CMC 6 without compromise, for all applications in which the size and weight of the microphone play a role. 

At SCHOEPS, “uncompromising miniaturization” means that the electrical characteristics of the CMC 1 are equal to, or even better than, those of the CMC 6. Through modern electronic design, these outstanding electrical properties have been achieved: 

  • High maximum SPL: 135 dB-SPL with the MK 4 (0.5% THD or less) 
  • Very low current consumption: 2.0 mA at 48 Volts 
  • Operates on 48 V or 12 V phantom power 
  • Very high immunity from RF interference with the SCHOEPS RFI Shield

The MK4 Cardioid Capsule

The MK 4 has been a reference microphone for years in a wide variety of recording situations.

Due to its transparent sound character and excellent attenuation of rear-incident sound, it reproduces sound sources very naturally. This has given the MK 4 a reputation as a universal "problem solver" even in difficult recording situations.

Its flat frequency response, and the constancy of its directional pattern for all frequencies, are the basis of the MK4’s sound quality. Even in the diffuse sound field its frequency response is flat, with a slight increase at 10 kHz compensating for high-frequency losses in the room.

Thus the sound image is transparent for direct-arriving sound, for sound arriving from the side, and for diffuse sound in the room (reverberation).

The MK 4 is a classic small-diaphragm microphone with all the advantages of this microphone type. Its frequency response and the consistency of its polar diagram from low to high frequencies are exemplary.

Like all SCHOEPS capsules, the MK 4 achieves its flat frequency response solely by its mechanical architecture, without any electronic filtering.

As a pressure gradient transducer, the MK 4 has a single diaphragm that is exposed to the sound from both the front and rear. The side sound inlets must therefore never be covered.

The “reach” (distance factor) of a classic cardioid such as the MK 4 is about 1.7 times that of an omnidirectional microphone. Thus even at greater distances from the sound source, direct sound can be obtained. The advantages of the MK 4 are shown especially when mixing several microphone signals - pickup of sound from the side is reduced in level but not subject to coloration.

At 90° the attenuation of the MK 4 is 6 dB, and at 180°, some 20 to 30 dB. Diffuse-incident sound is picked up 4.8 dB lower in level than front-arriving sound.

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Delivery Time Usually shipped in 2-3 days
Price £1,116.90
Brand Schoeps
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