Schoeps MK 22

Open Cardioid Microphone Capsule

Description

The “Open Cardioid” pickup pattern was introduced by SCHOEPS in 2008. It lies between the classic cardioid and the wide cardioid, achieving both a fair amount of directivity and very natural sound quality. Many years’ experience of professional recording engineers with the range of Schoeps cardioids has played a large role in the development process. Meanwhile, the MK 22 has become a preferred soloist and spot microphone, thus becoming an alternative to the “classic” MK 4.

PROPERTIES

  • New directional pattern: Open Cardioid
  • Optimal combination of directionality (MK 4 cardioid) and warm sound characteristics (MK 21 wide cardioid)
  • Natural sound quality, due to highly consistent polar diagram across the frequency range
  • Popular for use as a spot or soloist’s microphone, as the mid microphone for M/S, or as a main microphone pair e.g. at a spacing of 21 cm, angle +/- 55°

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Pickup pattern Open Cardioid
Frequency range 40 Hz – 28 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR

40 Hz – 42 kHz with CMC 6xt

Sensitivity -36,5 dB (V/Pa), 15 mV/Pa with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) 13 dB with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (CCIR) 23 dB with CMC 6
Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted) 81 dB with CMC 6
Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %) 130 dB-SPL with CMC 6
Length 22 mm
Diameter 20 mm
Weight 17 g
Surface finish matte gray (g) or custom color

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