Schoeps MK 5 Omni and Cardioid Switchable Microphone Capsule

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Omni and Cardioid switchable Microphone Capsule

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Description

  • 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

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.

Practice

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.)

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 (g) or custom color