Schoeps MK 5 Switchable Carioid/Omni Microphone Capsule

Microphone Capsule with a Switchable Cardioid/Omni pick up pattern

The MK 5 is nearly an all-purpose capsule. It is what we recommend for those starting out with the Colette series, unless particular circumstances (such as the need for greater directivity or a bidirectional pattern) would indicate a different choice.

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The MK 5 offers two selectable directional patterns, but uses only one membrane – a no-compromise approach. The fact that full response is maintained to the highest audible frequencies is unusual for a switchable-pattern microphone.

In its omnidirectional setting the MK 5 is a true pressure transducer with smooth, extended low-frequency response, low sensitivity to most wind and breath noise, handling noise or mechanical vibration, and no proximity effect.

Unlike conventional, dual-diaphragm multi-pattern microphones, its cardioid setting retains its full directionality even at very low frequencies. The benefits of this design in purity and clarity of sound are immediately audible.

The MK 5 has a slight high-frequency emphasis as compared with the corresponding single-pattern omni (MK 2) and cardioid (MK 4).

The MK 5 is nearly an all-purpose capsule. It is what we recommend for those starting out with the Colette series, unless particular circumstances (such as the need for greater directivity or a bidirectional pattern) would indicate a different choice.


(Please note: The pattern selector should be definitely set to one position or the other; in-between settings will yield undefined results.)

  • Omni and cardioid patterns, mechanically switchable
  • Slight emphasis of the high frequencies
  • Broad range of applications
  • Preferred uses similar to those of the MK 2 or MK 2S and the MK 4:
  • In the cardioid setting: for use with singing or speaking voices or most instruments, as a spot microphone, and for stereo recording with coincident, ORTF or M/S microphone arrangements
  • In the omni setting: for recording instruments, singers, etc. at relatively close range
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Specification

MK 5 - omni

  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 10 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level (A-weighted): 14 dB-A
  • Equivalent noise level (CCIR): 26 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted): 80 dB-A
  • Maximum sound pressure level at 0.5% THD: 133 dB-SPL

 

MK 5 - cardioid

  • Frequency range: 40 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 13 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level (A-weighted): 15 dB-A
  • Equivalent noise level (CCIR): 24 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted): 79 dB-A
  • Maximum sound pressure level at 0.5% THD: 132 dB-SPL

 

Mechanical specifications

  • Length: 27 mm
  • Diameter: 20 mm
  • Weight: 25 g
  • Surface finish: matte gray (g) or nickel (ni)