Omni/Cardioid switchable Colette series capsule


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Colette series omni/cardioid switchable microphone capsule. Requires CMC 6 or other compatible powering module.

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.

  • 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