The miniature condenser microphone system SMS 2000 consists of a microphone preamplifier and exchangeable capsules with the polar patterns cardioid, hypercardioid and omnidirectional. Accordingly, the microphones
M 200, M 210 and M 270 are available. This allows universal applications in professional recording and sound reinforcement.
The newly developed, transformerless circuit design substitutes the previous transformer for a symmetrical output stage. The preamplifier is distinguished by its remarkably low intrinsic noise and output capabilities.
The module system adjusted to optimum reproduction properties allows a particularly clean and colourless sound reproduction.
The direction of maximum sensitivity is axial. The studio microphone module system is equipped with a comprehensive range of accessories for widely varying methods of microphone mounting.
It is possible to activate a 10 dB preattenuation for handling very high sound pressure levels. A sensitivity reduction for low frequencies can be utilized to suppress the proximity effect. The two switches are sunk into the middle of the microphone. The microphones are equipped with a standard 3-pin XLR connector fitting to a microphone cable, e.g. C 70. The operation voltage is provided by 48 V phantom powering according to the international standards DIN 45596 and IEC 268-15.
The studio microphone system is available in a satin nickel or a black matt finish.
The microphone capsule M 20 is a pressure gradient transducer with cardioid polar pattern which has well-balanced frequency contours in relation to the sound incidence direction and a desirable smooth presence boost in the upper range.
These properties of the capsule preserve the natural accentuation of soloists and instruments when recording. It is recommended to use a popscreen for closerange applications and to switch the bass roll-off on the preamplifier on.
The pressure gradient transducer M 21 with a hypercardioid polar pattern causes a strong ”focussing” of sound in the front half-space and a suppression of crosstalk. The microphone capsule should be used for applications requiring special protection of front-impinging sounds against surrounding noise.
The pressure transducer M 27 with omnidirectional polar pattern is mainly intended for far-field applications. It is insensitive to structure-born noise and wind. The presence boost of 5 dB at 10 kHz is also a warranty for brilliant recordings coming from undefined directions.