Schoeps MK 2S

Omnidirectional Microphone Capsule

Description

The Schoeps MK 2S exhibits a slight high-frequency emphasis for frontal sound incidence, with only a slight roll off of high frequencies off axis and in the reverberant sound field. This frequency response characteristic falls between that of the MK 2 and the MK 2XS, making the capsule suitable for a wide range of applications.

FEATURES

  • moderate high-frequency response elevation at 0°, which compensates high-frequency losses caused by the increased diffuse field amount when used near the reverberation radius
  • often used for A/B stereo, Decca Tree, or as a room microphone

The MK 2S is our most popular pressure transducer.

Its somewhat brighter sound (compared to the MK 2 and MK 2H) makes it ideal for use as a main microphone or room microphone, especially in larger rooms.

PRACTICE

The MK 2S has proven particularly useful in two- and three-microphone stereo arrays, where its placement near the reverberation radius of the sound field presents a sonically balanced pickup favored by many recording engineers. This model has become our most popular pressure transducer.

For spaced microphone (A/B) stereo recording and especially the Decca Tree method, KA 40 accessory spheres are recommended.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Pickup pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency range 20 Hz – 29 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR

20 Hz – 43 kHz with CMC 6xt

Sensitivity -37 dB (V/Pa), 14 mV/Pa with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) 12 dB with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (CCIR) 23 dB with CMC 6
Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted) 82 dB with CMC 6
Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %) 131 dB-SPL with CMC 6
Length 22 mm
Diameter 20 mm
Weight 17 g
Surface finish matte gray
custom color:
nickel, chromagreen

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