A kit of Schoeps MK 5 (Switchable Omni & Cardioid) microphone delivered with windscreen, stand adapter and wooden box. Schoeps Colette series offers a capsule for every situation.
Modular "Colette" microphones consist of the combination of two basic units as shown - a microphone capsule and amplifier.
The number of possible combinations is quite large - there are 20 types of microphone capsule and 6 basic types of amplifier. With very few exceptions, any type of capsule can be used with any type of amplifier. This feature of the Colette series is indicated by the above icon.
The MK 5 offers two selectable directional patterns, but uses only one membrane - a no-compromise approach. The fact that full response is maintained to the highest audible frequencies is unusual for a switchable-pattern microphone.
In its omnidirectional setting the MK 5 is a true pressure transducer with smooth, extended low-frequency response, low sensitivity to most wind and breath noise, handling noise or mechanical vibration, and no proximity effect.
Unlike conventional, dual-diaphragm multi-pattern microphones, its cardioid setting retains its full directionality even at very low frequencies. The benefits of this design in purity and clarity of sound are immediately audible.
The MK 5 has a slight high-frequency emphasis as compared with the corresponding single-pattern omni (MK 2) and cardioid (MK 4).
MK 5 Capsule
omni and cardioid patterns, mechanically switchable
slight emphasis of the high frequencies
broad range of applications
preferred uses similar to those of the MK 2 or MK 2S and the MK 4:
in the cardioid setting: for use with singing or speaking voices or most instruments, as a spot microphone, and for stereo recording with coincident, ORTF or M/S microphone arrangements
in the omni setting: for recording instruments, singers, etc. at relatively close range
(1) CMC 6 w/ (1) MK 5 Switchable Capsule
(1) SG20 Stand Clamp
(1) B5 D Popscreen
(1) Wooden Case
MK 5 - omni
Frequency range : 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity : 10 mV/Pa
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) : 14 dB-A
Equivalent noise level (CCIR) : 26 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted) : 80 dB-A
Maximum sound pressure level at 0.5% THD : 133 dB-SPL
MK 5 - cardioid
Frequency range : 40 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity : 13 mV/Pa
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) : 15 dB-A
Equivalent noise level (CCIR) : 24 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted) : 79 dB-A
Maximum sound pressure level at 0.5% THD : 132 dB-SPL