SCHOEPS CMC 6 + MK 8
SCHOEPS CMC 6 + MK 8
SCHOEPS CMC 6 + MK 8 Frequency Response and Polar Pattern
SCHOEPS CMC 6 + MK 8 Frequency Response and Polar Pattern
In a nutshell

Schoeps CMC 6 (combined here with figure-8 pattern MK 8 capsule) is part of this family mikes which are very popular on TV stages and in radio studios; they have built their reputation there thanks to a large number of "active" accessories allowing many fittings and combinations. Their precision and their transparency have made them favorites for stereo pair recording. CMC 5/CMC 6 mike preamps, which only differ in their powering, can be detached away from MK series capsules via KC active cable (integrating FET) or via GVC swivel which allows the angle between capsule and body axis to be adjusted. CMCx preamps have neither attenuator, nor low-cut filter.

Our recommendations

When MK 8 capsule is used on an MS pair, it is necessary to compensate for its lower amplification sensitivity (-2.5 dB) compared to MK 4 cardioid capsule, in order not to narrow the recording angle. Bidirectional capsule MK 8 (pressure gradient transducer) is wind and movement sensitive; although its bass response is lower than cardioid or hypercardioid capsule, it nevertheless requires the use of a windscreen (foam or polyester basket-type B 20/W 20) when it is mounted on a moving boom, or placed close to the mouth (plosives).

This product is commonly named:

Schoeps CMC 6, Schoeps CMC6, Schoeps CMC-6, Schoeps MK 8, Schoeps MK8, Schoeps MK-8, CMC 6, CMC6, CMC-6, MK 8, MK8, MK-8

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Technical specifications
Type & Power

CMC 6 : Préampli adaptateur d'impédance pour les capsules série MK, alim. 48 V.Ph. (conso. 4 mA) OU 12 V.Ph. (conso 8 mA)
CMC 5 : Préampli adaptateur d'impédance pour les capsules série MK, alim. 48 V.Ph., conso. 4 mA.

Sensibility

CMC 6 : Imp. Sortie 25 Ohms, coupure 20 Hz -3 dB.
CMC 5 : Imp. Sortie 35 Ohms, coupure 30 Hz -3 dB.

MK 8 : 10 mV/Pa ; niveau max. 134 dB pour THD<0.5%.

Directivity & Bandwidth

Gradient de pression ; bidirectionnel (simple membrane), BP : 50 - 16 kHz, ± 3 dB.

Connectors & Dimensions

Dimensions 14.7 cm x 2 cm (diam), masse 0.1 kg. Conn. XLR3M

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