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Schoeps CCM 2XS Omnidirectional Compact Microphone  From Schoeps

Compact Omni Microphone for recording in a diffuse sound field

Schoeps Microphones

$1,828.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Schoeps

Overview

  • omnidirectional pattern
  • diffuse-field capsule
  • for miking distances at which the predominant sound is no longer direct
  • useful for relatively distant placement in reverberant environments – as a room microphone, for “spaced microphone” stereo pickup and in “Decca Tree” arrangements
The CCM 2XS is designed for placement in a diffuse sound field, i.e. at distances in reverberant environments where the greater portion of arriving sound has already been reflected from various room surfaces. In such placement the integrated frequency response of this capsule is essentially flat; the on-axis high-frequency response elevation shown in the graph below is not heard as such. It is remarkable how well-focused a recording can be made with omnidirectional microphones at such distances, when the microphones have been designed and placed appropriately.
 
But when sound arrives from nearby sources in front of the capsule, high frequencies are distinctly accented, leading to a sound image with special brilliance.

Applications

If this type of microphone is used close to the sound source, the emphasis of high frequencies for on-axis sound incidence would become clearly audible, producing an overly brilliant sonic impression.
 
Since most recording today is miked more closely than in decades past, microphones such as the CCM 2S or CCM 2H are a reasonable norm for the majority of spaced-omni and “Decca Tree” applications. But if miking distances more typical of the mono and early stereo era are to be used, a capsule such as the CCM 3, with its full diffuse-field equalization, may well offer the optimal balance of focus, depth and spaciousness – and the KA 40 accessory spheres can then add a further measure of presence to the sound at such distances, if desired.
 
The CCM 2XS is also often used as an ambient room microphone.
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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.

Specifications

Current consumption with 12 V 8 mA
Current consumption with 48 V 4 mA
Impedance 90 Ω
Minimum recommended load impedance 600 Ω
Low-cut frequency 20 Hz
Length (L version) without connector: 46 – 58 mm
Length (U version) 46 – 58 mm
Diameter 20 mm
Weight (U-version) 33 g
Weight (L-version) 43 g
Surface finish matte gray