The P series
SCHOEPS offers special directional microphones and capsules for close pickup. Their reduction in low-frequency response compensates for proximity effect and helps to suppress both "popping" and ambient noise. Thus, P-series microphones can deliver broadcast quality even in loud arenas.
The microphones of the P series have a "P" in the product name. P means "proximity" and the corresponding low frequency attenuation. "XP" means a particularly strong low frequency attenuation. They are designed for close placement - "P"-types shouldn't be used at a distance of more than 20 cm, "XP"-types even closer than 10 cm.
The speech intelligibility is drastically enhanced by the compensation of the proximity effect as done in the P-series capsules. They are often used in fixed installations, or in the SCHOEPS HSC 4VP/4VXP headset.
Schoeps ColetteMK 4VP Capsule
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.
|Frequency range||40 Hz - 20 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR,|
|40 Hz - 39 kHz with CMC 6xt|
|Sensitivity||-38,5 dB (V/Pa), 12 mV/Pa with CMC 6|
|Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)||133 dB-SPL with CMC 6|
|Surface finish||matte gray (g) or custom color|
No. 191701 matching: Although our normal production tolerances are very close, we can deliver specially matched capsule pairs for a small extra charge.
No. 191102 custom color
No. 191201 custom engraving