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CCM 4V Compact Microphone

Cardioid / Side Addressed

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.

  • vertical (side-addressed) cardioid capsule 
  • for a very wide range of recording applications 
  • slight high-frequency emphasis 
  • often preferred for singing or speaking voices, most instruments, spot microphones and stereo techniques such as XY, ORTF and MS.


Order number


  •  No. 121103 CCM 4V L (standard Lemo version) 
  •  No. 121104 CCM 4V U (fixed cable version with XLR) 


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.

Technical Specifications
Frequency rangesee corresponding capsule
Sensitivitysee corresponding capsule
Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)136 dB-SPL (P48)
128 dB-SPL (P12)
Maximum output voltage2,6 V (8,3 dbV) with 2 kΩ load
Low cut filter20 Hz, 12 dB/Okt.
Output impedance90 Ω @ 1 kHz
Maximum cable length> 400 m
Powering standard / Valid rangeP48 / > 40 V
P12 / > 10 V
Current consumption4 mA (P48)
3,6 mA (P12)
Common mode rejection ratio (at 1 kHz)> 55 dB
Minimum recommended load impedance2 kΩ
OutputLemo (CCM-L) or XLR-3M (CCM-U), analog, 1 channel
Length58 mm (CCM-L)
Diameter20 mm
Weight45 g (CCM-L)
Surface finishmatte gray (g) or custom color


Polar Diagram CCM 4V

Polar Diagram CCM 4V

Frequency Response CCM 4

Frequency Response CCM 4


Variants & Options
  • No. 191701 "Matching of microphone capsules including certificate": Although our normal production tolerances are very close, we can deliver specially matched compact microphone pairs.
  • Each CCM microphone is available as a standard version "L" with a Lemo plug and as a version "U" with a permanently attached 5 m cable and XLR-3M connector.