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Schoeps M222 Vaccum Tube Microphone Amplifier  From Schoeps

Component Microphone Amplifier

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All capsules are available in matched pairs with official Schoeps documentation. For matched pairs multiply the cost of the microphone exactly by two and then add $40 dollars for the matching fee! The amplifier bodies are available in sequentially serial numbered pairs at no additional charge. Any Schoeps product not found on our webpage can be purchased through Sound Pure. Please call and talk to one of our staff members to inquire about the price and availability!

Manufacturer's Description from Schoeps

The model M 222 is based on the name of the legendary SCHOEPS tube microphone M 221 B. However, its circuit design does not merely recycle techniques from the sixties; rather it unites a first-quality tube with fully up-to-date circuitry. For example, the audio signal path is transformerless, and the overall specifications and performance are significantly improved. The dimensions and fittings of the M 222 amplifier are the same as those of the CMC series. Any capsules of the Colette Series be used (including the BLM 03 Cg) as well as all Active Accessories such as the CUT, KC, RC and GVC. The M 222 can be ordered with two different powering units. With the NT 222 DC, an AC adapter is supplied but portable operation from an external 12 Volt supply (e.g. car battery) is possible as well; the output is also switchable to line level. The NT 222 AC has identical dimensions, but its mains transformer is internal and the output is not switchable to line level. Thanks to its universal output circuitry it can be used with any microphone input, whether phantom powered or not and whether balanced or not. When connected to 48 V phantom power ("P48 ON"), cable runs up to 200 m can be used. "HARMONICS" (see below) is adjustable in five steps. The power supply offers a "TUBE DIRECT" switch setting in which there are no semiconductors in the signal path whatsoever. A "HARMONICS" switch alters the Q-point of the tube, causing the gradual increase of harmonics to set in earlier, to emphasize the typical "tube sound." Supplied equipment: transport case with: tube microphone M 222 microphone cable KS 5U, 5 m long powering unit NT 222 DC or NT 222 AC popscreen B 5 microphone clamp SG 20 only with NT 222 DC: miniature mains adapter, 90 ? 260 V

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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.


M 222AC / M 222DC Dimensions: Diameter 20 mm, length 116 mm (without MK capsule) Connector: XLR-5, gold-plated Sensitivity: 38 mV/Pa with MK 2 S Max. SPL: 142 dB without attenuation (THD = 0.5%) with MK 2 S Output: transformerless Surface finish: Nextel or nickel. For an extra charge: matte red gold NT 222AC: Dimensions: 105 mm (4") x 50 mm (2") x 140 mm (5.5") Input: XLR-5, gold-plated Output: XLR-3, gold-plated (balanced, may be connected unbalanced without loss of level) Max. Output Level: 3 Vrms into 1 kOhm Max. length cable: up to 125', 700' with line drivers P48-powered Power supply: 120 VAC, 50 Hz-60 Hz Switches: ON/OFF, FILTER 60 Hz (12 dB/oct), FILTER 150 Hz (6 dB/oct), HARMONICS (5 positions, for more "tube sound"), UNBAL for single-ended output, ATTEN 10 dB pad. LEDs: green: ON, yellow: HARMONICS, red: OVERLOAD (6 dB headroom), red: P48. NT 222DC Dimensions: 105 mm (4") x 50 mm (2") x 140 mm (5.5") Input: XLR-5, gold-plated Output: XLR-3, gold-plated (balanced, may be connected unbalanced without loss of level) Max. Output Level: 9.5 Vrms (196 dBV) into 600 Ohms (TUBE DIRECT: 3 Vrms into 1 kOhm) Max. length cable: more than 100 m (TUBE DIRECT: 15 m) Power supply: Switching power supply with an input for external 12 VDC @ 200 mA; supply insulated from ground (switchable) Switches: ON/OFF, FILTER 60 Hz (12 dB/oct.), FILTER 150 Hz (6 dB/oct.), AMPLIFICATION -10 dB (TUBE DIRECT), 0/10/20/30 dB, HARMONICS (for more "tube sound"), GROUND LIFT LEDs: green: ON, yellow: HARMONICS, red: OVERLOAD (6 dB headroom)