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Schoeps MK 2H Omnidirectional Capsule Matched Pair  From Schoeps

Omni, Matched Capsule Pair, mild high frequency emphasis only above 6kHz, for medium distances

Schoeps Microphones

$1,780.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Schoeps

MK 2H Features

 ♦ mild high-frequency response elevation at 0°, which compensates high frequency losses caused by a slightly increased diffuse field amount at medium recording distance

 ♦ ideal for A/B stereophony and Decca Tree

The gold-plated ring reduces the size of the acoustic opening of the MK 2H. This results in an acoustic elevation above 6 kHz. The MK 2H is a capsule often described as balanced and round. Together with the KA 40 sphere accessory, it forms a classic Decca Tree capsule.

If this microphone capsule is used indoors at medium recording distances (i.e. where direct sound energy is similar in amount to reflected sound energy), its overall response will be linear. Its extended frequency response and low noise make it appropriate for the most demanding applications.

The sound inlet of the MK 2H is narrower than that of our other pressure transducers, causing a slight, purely acoustic response elevation above 6 kHz. This reduces the high frequency loss for diffuse sound, thus helping to preserve natural sound quality.

 

In Practice

The MK 2H, like the MK 2S, is ideal for natural-sounding pickup of instruments and orchestras in spaces with well-balanced reverberance. The choice between the two capsule types is essentially a matter of personal preference. At a given miking distance the MK 2H might be described as more ”balanced and round” sounding while the MK 2S would give a slight additional brilliance. However, one might also choose the MK 2H for slightly closer placement or the MK 2S for slightly more distant placement – and then these two capsule types would have very similar sound quality, with the main difference being the balance of direct to reverberant sound which is picked up.

For spaced microphone (A/B) stereo recording and especially the Decca Tree method, KA 40 accessory spheres are recommended.

Schoeps Microphones

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.

Specifications

Pickup pattern: Omnidirectional

Frequency range: 

20 Hz - 26 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR

20 Hz - 42 kHz with CMC 6xt

Sensitivity: -35.5 dB (V/Pa), 17 mV/Pa with CMC 6

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted): 10 dB with CMC 6

Equivalent noise level (CCIR): 22 dB with CMC 6

Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted): 84 dB with CMC 6

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %): 130 dB-SPL with CMC 6

Length: 22 mm

Diameter: 20 mm

Weight: 17 g

Surface finish: matte gray

Custom color: nickel, chromagreen