MK 2


The Schoeps MK2 is part of the Colette series of modular capsules designed for use with the CMC preamplifiers. Designed for close proximity capturing, the MK2 retains a uniform frequency response when used close to the signal source, avoiding overly brilliant or sharp signal reproduction. The MK2’s signal character is similar to measurement microphones and is often used in acoustic measurement and calibration applications.

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Microphone capsule
– Linear frequency response at 0° (free-field equalized)
– For placement in close proximity to sound source
– Preferred usage: close-miking instruments
The linear frequency response of the MK 2 with respect to frontally incident sound waves results in a very natural sound for near-field recordings (i.e. in close proximity to the sound source).
This capsule can be set up very close to the sound source without sounding too brilliant or harsh.
Please note that there is some directivity at high frequencies due to the physics of sound. Thus even with an omnidirectional microphone, it still matters which way the capsule is “aimed.”
The MK 2 is often used for acoustical measurement, an application for which it has gained a considerable reputation.
A mechanical adapter (type AMBK 1, from 20 mm to 1″ diameter) is available for calibration with B&K devices. Please note that because of dimensional tolerances, only the nickel-finish version of the MK 2 can be used with this adapter.

Technical specifications

Technical Specifications

Pickup pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency range 20 Hz – 28 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR & 20 Hz – 40 kHz with CMC 6xt
Sensitivity -35.5 dB (V/Pa), 17 mV/Pa with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) 10 dB with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (CCIR) 23 dB with CMC 6
Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted) 84 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