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Colette MK 4VXP Capsule

More Low Cut for Closed Pickup / Side Addressed

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.

  • Cardioid, side-addressed for very close speech pickup (<10 cm)
  • Low-frequency response rolloff (-10 dB at 100 Hz)
  • Polar diagram identical as the MK 4V
  • Preferred applications: close speech pickup, also available in the HSC 4VXP headset


Order number


  •  No. 131705


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.

Technical Specifications
Pickup patternCardioid
Frequency range40 Hz - 19 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR,

40 Hz - 39 kHz with CMC 6xt
Sensitivity-38,5 dB (V/Pa), 12 mV/Pa with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)14 dB with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (CCIR)24 dB with CMC 6
Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)80 dB with CMC 6
Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)133 dB-SPL with CMC 6
Length34 mm
Diameter20 mm
Weight18 g
Surface finishmatte gray (g) or custom color


Polar Diagram MK 4VXP + CMC 6

Polar Diagram MK 4VXP + CMC 6

Frequency Response MK 4VXP + CMC 6

Frequency Response MK 4VXP + CMC 6

Variants & Options

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