Schoeps Super CMIT Digital Shotgun Microphone  From Schoeps

Digital Shotgun Microphone based on the CMIT 5

Schoeps Microphones

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Manufacturer's Description from Schoeps

The SuperCMIT defines a new type of shotgun microphone. Its directivity goes well beyond that of conventional shotguns, even those with long interference tubes. It offers completely new possibilities for the sound engineer.

 

The SuperCMIT is a digital microphone (AES42 standard). This standard is supported by many present-day mobile recorders as well as some mixing boards.

 

 ♦ Innovative, digital shotgun microphone with increased directivity, based on the analog CMIT 5

 ♦ Exceptional suppression of diffuse sound

 ♦ Completely new functional principle based on two transducers

 ♦ Patented DSP algorithms from ILLUSONIC

 ♦ Two-channel output: SuperCMIT signal on channel 1, with unprocessed (CMIT) signal on channel 2

 ♦ SCHOEPS sound quality: transparent sound despite high directivity

 

The DSP in the SuperCMIT detects discrete sound from different directions and whether the sound has a discrete, permanent direction. The algorithm also detects diffuse sound from all directions. This information is used to suppress diffuse sound and to focus on discrete sound.

 

This allows the range of the microphone to be increased significantly - without the typical artifacts in sound color. The SuperCMIT is the world's first microphone that combines high directivity with high sound quality.

 

The SuperCMIT 2 U has three buttons that enable/disable the filters and presets of the microphone. The two filters are identical to those of the analog tube CMIT 5 U: high-frequency emphasis (+5 dB at 10 kHz) compensates the attenuation of wind shields; the steep low-cut (18 dB/octave from 80 Hz) suppresses low-frequency wind and boom noises.

 

While the unprocessed CMIT signal is always at the output on channel 2, channel 1 is the output of the SuperCMIT. A preset button determines its directivity. Two positions are possible:

 

Preset 1: Moderate increase of the directivity and attenuation of the diffuse sound by 11dB (5dB more than the SCHOEPS CMIT 5U or channel 2 of the SuperCMIT)

 

Preset 2: The attenuation of the diffuse sound is 15 dB. This position is reserved for special applications - in some cases artifacts are possible.

 

The gain can be raised by +30 dB by double-clicking on all three buttons.

 

For the SuperCMIT, two power supplies are available, which are needed if the recording device doesn't support AES42.

 

- PSD 2U: digital 10V phantom power, AES3 output

 

- MiniDA42: digital 10V phantom power, AES3 output, 2 analog outputs.

 

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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.

Specifications

Sensitivity: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-31 dBFS at 1 Pa
Equivalent noise (filter off): . . . . . . . .Channel 1: 13 dBA RMS*, 26 dB CCIR**
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Channel 2: 16 dBA RMS*, 28 dB CCIR**
Maximum sound pressure level: . . . . .125 dB SPL
Switchable filters: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Hz, 18 dB/oct.,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 dB elevation at 10 kHz (shelving)
Powering: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 V DPP (digital phantom powering, AES42-2006)
Current consumption: . . . . . . . . . . . .170 mA
Output: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AES42-2006, Mode 1, Sampling rate: 48 kHz
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Channel 1: SuperCMIT
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Channel 2: CMIT (unprocessed output of front-facing capsule)
Latency: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Channel 1 (SuperCMIT): see graph below;
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Channel 2 (CMIT): 1.6 ms
Maximum cable length: . . . . . . . . . . .300 m with 110 Ω cable as specified in AE S 3-2009 (IE C 60958-4)
Length: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280 mm
Diameter: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 mm
Weight: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 g (less than 4 oz.)
* according to IEC 61672-1
** according IEC 60268-1

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