– Omni and cardioid patterns, mechanically switchable
– Slight emphasis of the high frequencies
– Broad range of applications
– Preferred uses similar to those of the CCM 2 or CCM 2S and the CCM 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
The CCM 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 CCM 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 CCM 5 has a slight high-frequency emphasis as compared with the corresponding single-pattern omni (CCM 2) and cardioid (CCM 4).
The CCM 5 is nearly an all-purpose microphone. It is what we recommend for those starting out with the CCM 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.)
Have the greatest directional effect
The supercardioid has the greatest directional effect of any first-order pressure gradient transducer. The response 90° off-axis is -10 dB. The polar diagram is consistent at all frequencies, which means that regardless of its direction of origin, sound will be picked up free of unwanted coloration. For this reason the supercardioid is the preferred type of microphone for dialog recording in film and video sound, particularly indoors. From low to midrange frequencies, the directionality of a supercardioid is comparable to that of a shotgun microphone.
The technical data correspond to that of the respective MK capsule.