Schoeps V4 U Studio Vocal Microphone

Studio Vocal Microphone with small-diaphragm capsule

The V4 U is the studio vocal microphone by SCHOEPS.  It unites the outstanding technical characteristics typical of SCHOEPS with a timeless, classic design.  The “look” of the V4 U is based on the SCHOEPS CM 51/3 from 1951. But the V4 U is a thoroughly modern studio microphone. Its capsule, circuitry and mechanical construction are the result of extensive new development.

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The V4 U is the studio vocal microphone by SCHOEPS.  It unites the outstanding technical characteristics typical of SCHOEPS with a timeless, classic design.  The “look” of the V4 U is based on the SCHOEPS CM 51/3 from 1951. But the V4 U is a thoroughly modern studio microphone. Its capsule, circuitry and mechanical construction are the result of extensive new development.


The Capsule
A 33-mm beveled collar causes the capsule’s directivity to increase steadily and smoothly at high frequencies, as in a large-diaphragm microphone.  Meanwhile, the superior acoustic qualities of a small-diaphragm capsule like the extraordinarily smooth frequency and polar response are maintained.  The capsule is elastically suspended internally to reduce solid-borne sound such as handling noise.

 

The Electronics
Newly-developed bridge-type balanced output circuit.  Maximum sound pressure level of 144 dB SPL, corresponding to an output level of 4.8 V.  Output stage transformerless and free of coupling capacitors.  The resulting output impedance is low and constant with frequency, while the symmetry is very high.  Symmetrical, balanced output, the entire audio circuit is symmetrical from the output of the FET onward.  High immunity to interference, with gapless shielding and a modern RFI filter at the output; very good electromagnetic compatibility.

  • Studio Vocal Microphone
  • New small-diaphragm capsule architecture, with bevelled collar for controlling the polar response.
  • Warm, clear sonic character with smoothly rolled-off diffuse-field response.
  • Capsule head with adjustable tilt angle.
  • Optimal on-axis frequency response featuring a mild high-frequency lift.
  • Very smooth polar response; carefully-controlled narrowing of the pattern at high frequencies.
  • Diffuse-field response parallel to the 0 ° response, with a gentle roll-off at high frequencies.
  • Newly designed electronics offer a very high maximum sound pressure level.
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Specification
  • Directional pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 50 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 16 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level (A-weighted): 15 dB-A
  • Equivalent noise level (CCIR): 25 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted): 79 dB-A
  • Maximum sound pressure level at 0.5% THD: 144 dB-SPL
  • Maximum output voltage: 4.8 V
  • Low-cut frequency: 40 Hz
  • Powering voltage: 48 V
  • Current consumption: 3.3 mA
  • Length: 194 mm
  • Weight: 302 g
  • Diameter (cylinder): 34 mm
  • Width of the capsule head: 45 mm
  • Head swivel degree span: +/- 20 °