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Colette MK 5 Capsule

Switchable

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

     


Order number

 

  •  No. 131019

Description

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.)


Technical Specifications
Omni
Pickup patternOmnidirectional
Frequency range20 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
Cardioid
Pickup patternCardioid
Frequency range40 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
Length27 mm
Diameter20 mm
Weight25 g
Surface finishmatte gray (g) or custom color



Graphics

Omni

Polar Diagram MK 5 + CMC 6 (Omni)

Polar Diagram MK 5 + CMC 6 (Omni)

Frequency Response MK 5 + CMC 6 (Omni)

Frequency Response MK 5 + CMC 6 (Omni)

Cardioid

Polar Diagram MK 5 + CMC 6 (Cardioid)

Polar Diagram MK 5 + CMC 6 (Cardioid)

Frequency Response MK 5 + CMC 6 (Cardioid)

Frequency Response MK 5 + CMC 6 (Cardioid)


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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