Schoeps CMC 1 U Microphone Amplifier  From Schoeps

Miniaturized Colette Amplifier, compatible with all Colette capsules with uncompromising quality!

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Manufacturer's Description from Schoeps

The CMC 1 is the new, small Colette microphone amplifier, about one-third the size and 40% lighter than the CMC 6. It is compatible with all components of the Colette system and can be used in place of the CMC 6 without compromise, for all applications in which the size and weight of the microphone play a role.


At SCHOEPS, “uncompromising miniaturization” means that the electrical characteristics of the CMC 1 are equal to, or even better than, those of the CMC 6. Through modern electronic design, these outstanding electrical properties have been achieved:


High maximum SPL: 135 dB-SPL with the MK 4 (0.5% THD or less)

Very low current consumption: 2.0 mA at 48 Volts

Operates on 48 V or 12 V phantom power

Very high immunity from RF interference with the SCHOEPS RFI Shield


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About Manufacturer

The focus on high quality, reliability and neutral accurate sound has been the production philosophy of Schoeps Microphones since 1948. The simple elegance and clever engineering of their products boast a true passion for the art of microphone making and a tireless attention to detail. The Colette System is the largest modular mic system available offering twenty different capsules and various active accessories. The newest addition to the acclaimed Colette System is the CMC 6 xt which offers extended frequency response beyond 40 kHz. The CCM Series mics are the smallest phantom powered non-electret microphones in the world. Other notables from Schoeps include the M222 Tube microphone, the VMS 5U portable two channel mic preamp and M/S matrix, three extremely unique stereo mics, the KFM-360 Surround microphone and the Polarflex Microphone System that allows the user to emulate the characteristics of any microphone. Schoeps is unquestionably among the most innovative microphone manufacturers in the world, leading the way in many developments. Central to its design philosophy over the years is the company's insistence on absolute sound neutrality of the microphones. It is really no wonder that Schoeps has so many supporters, not only in the area of classical music recording and reinforcement, but also in film and television. No doubt part of its success is due to the fact that, in a space of only 1500 square meters, a total of 35 employees develop, manufacture and distribute the whole range of Schoeps products. Staff turnover is very small, which says much about the family atmosphere in the company. Many an employee has celebrated his or her 25th anniversary with Schoeps. Continuity is and will remain very important at Schoeps. Despite many outside offers, Ulrich Schoeps intends to continue the life's work of his father.


Frequency range: 20 Hz-20 kHz

Maximum output voltage: 1,8 V (5 dbV) with 1 kΩ load

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %):

135 dB-SPL (P48) with MK 4

131 dB-SPL (P12) with MK 4

Low cut filter: 20 Hz, 12 dB/oct

Output impedance: 50 Ω +/- 1 Ω (8 Hz - 50 kHz)

Minimum recommended load impedance: 1 kΩ

Common mode rejection ratio (at 1 kHz): > 55 dB

Maximum cable length: > 400 m / ~1300 ft


Powering standard / Valid range:

P48 / 30-52 V

P12 / 11-13 V 

Current consumption:

2 mA (P48)

3 mA (P12)

Output: XLR-3M, analog, 1 channel

Length: 36 mm / ~1.4"

Diameter: 20 mm / 0.8"

Weight: 36 g / 1.3 oz

Surface finish: matte gray (g) or custom color