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Schoeps MK5g

The MK5g is a switchable Omni & Cardioid capsule that fits any of the Schoeps modular Colette series amplifier body.

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).

The MK 5 is nearly an all-purpose capsule. It is what we recommend for those starting out with the Colette series, unless particular circumstances (such as the need for greater directivity or a bidirectional pattern) would indicate a different choice.

(Please note: The pattern selector should be definitely set to one position or the other; in-between settings will yield undefined results.)
  • 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
  • Specifications
    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

  • Mechanical specifications
  • Length : 27 mm
  • Diameter : 20 mm
  • Weight : 25 g
  • Surface finish : matte gray (g) or nickel (ni)
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