Schoeps MK 22 Open Cardioid Microphone Capsule

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Description

  • 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.

Specifications

Pickup pattern Open Cardioid
Frequency range
  • 40 Hz – 28 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR
  • 40 Hz – 42 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 %) 130 dB-SPL with CMC 6
Length 22 mm
Diameter 20 mm
Weight 17 g