Schoeps CCM 41V

Supercardioid Compact Microphone Capsule

Description

Like the CCM 41, the Schoeps CCM 41V is useful in all situations with music or speech, either as “spot“ microphones or as overall directional microphones. However, this type of microphone is addressed from the side.

It excels particularly in the constancy of its polar response throughout the audio spectrum. As a result, sound within 90º on either side of the main axis is picked up with virtually no alteration of frequency response or tone color. This is strongly evident with sound sources that are in motion, but is also of great benefit in obtaining stable, precise stereo imaging for normal music recordings.

FEATURES

  • supercardioid with especially consistent directionality throughout its frequency range
  • vertical (side-addressed) supercardioid capsule
  • for a very wide range of recording applications
  • high directivity, comparable to that of a short “shotgun“ microphone up through midrange frequencies
  • often preferred for use in music and speech recording, as a spot microphone and also as a main microphone, especially when using the OCT recording method

PRACTICE

This capsule is preferred for use as a support microphone as well as in the OCT (“Optimized Cardioid Triangle“) microphone system for surround sound recording introduced by Dr. Theile (formerly at the Institute for Broadcast Technology). (The front left and right channels in that system are picked up by sideways facing supercardioid microphones)

The CCM 41V may be easier to use in near-coincident setups than the CCM 41: the microphone bodies do not get in each other’s way.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency range 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Sensitivity -36,5 dB (V/Pa)
Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %) 136 dB-SPL (P48)
128 dB-SPL (P12)
Maximum output voltage 2,6 V (8,3 dbV) with 2 kΩ load
Low cut filter 20 Hz, 12 dB/Okt
Output impedance 90 Ω @ 1 kHz
Maximum cable length > 400m
SCHOEPS RFI Shield No
Powering standard / Valid range P48 / >40 V
P12 / >10 V
Current consumption 4 mA (P48)
3,6 mA (P12)
Common mode rejection ratio (at 1 kHz) > 55 dB
Minimum recommended load impedance 2 kΩ
Output Lemo (CCM-L) or XLR-3M (CCM-U),
analog, 1 channel
Length 58 mm
Diameter 20 mm
Weight 43 g
Surface finish matte gray (g)
or custom color

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