Schoeps MK 4P Cardioid (Close Pickup) Microphone Capsule

Cardioid (Close Pickup) Microphone Capsule

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  • Cardioid for close speech pickup (<20 cm)
  • Low-frequency response rolloff (-6 dB at 100 Hz)
  • Polar diagram identical as the MK 4
  • Preferred applications: close speech pickup, public address systems

This cardioid capsule is designed for the very closest speech pickup, i.e. directly in front of the speaker?s mouth.

Its low-frequency rolloff is compensated by proximity effect. Thus it has (up to the point of its high-frequency emphasis) a flat frequency response for the speaker?s voice, while showing a rolloff at low frequencies for all sound that originates from a greater distance. As a result, background sounds are picked up less strongly than the person speaking.


Pickup pattern Cardioid
Frequency range
  • 40 Hz – 26 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) 14 dB with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (CCIR) 23 dB with CMC 6
Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted) 80 dB with CMC 6
Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %) 131 dB-SPL with CMC 6
Length 22 mm
Diameter 20 mm
Weight 17 g