The cardioid is the most popular type of directional microphone. It combines the highest level of audio quality with optimal suppression of rear-incident sound. SCHOEPS cardioids have a directional pattern that remains the same at all frequencies. The range of applications for cardioids is unlimited. They are used for speaking voices as well as for instruments and vocal soloists.
SchoepsCCM 4V Microphone
The CCM 4V was created in answer to requests for a cardioid with its main axis along the side. In addition to its usefulness in the concert hall, this microphone type is of particular value in speech recording, since its slight emphasis around 10 kHz helps to improve intelligibility.
The directional response is especially well maintained even at higher frequencies, due to the acoustically transparent housing. There is less high-frequency emphasis of off-axis sound than occurs with most small, axial-response cardioids. The CCM 4V still sounds somewhat brigher than the CCM 4, however, because of its overall frequency response.
The CCM 4V may be easier to use in near-coincident setups than the CCM 4: the microphone bodies do not get in each other's way.
|Frequency range||see corresponding capsule|
|Sensitivity||see corresponding capsule|
|Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)||136 dB-SPL (P48)|
|128 dB-SPL (P12)|
|Maximum output voltage||2,6 V (8,3 dbV) with 2 kΩ load|
|Low cut filter||20 Hz, 12 dB/Okt.|
|Output impedance||90 Ω @ 1 kHz|
|Maximum cable length||> 400 m|
|SCHOEPS RFI Shield||No|
|Powering standard / Valid range||P48 / > 40 V|
|P12 / > 10 V|
|Current consumption||4 mA (P48)|
|3,6 mA (P12)|
|Common mode rejection ratio (at 1 kHz)||> 55 dB|
|Minimum recommended load impedance||2 kΩ|
|Output||Lemo (CCM-L) or XLR-3M (CCM-U), analog, 1 channel|
|Length||58 mm (CCM-L)|
|Weight||45 g (CCM-L)|
|Surface finish||matte gray (g) or custom color|