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MK 8

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MK 8 - Microphone Capsule, Figure of 8

Microphone Capsule

€820.00

Prices plus VAT

Quantity:

  • A06938

Features

Description

The MK 8 is often used for M/S and double M/S stereo sound in film sound and music recording, in combination with Colette or CCM microphones and/or a CMIT shotgun microphone.

This type of capsule is a pure dipole. The figure-eight pattern of the MK 8 remains constant from low to high frequencies, which is particularly important when used in an M/S setup. Its sensitivity rolls off more at low frequencies than other capsules, but proximity effect (which can compensate, given relatively close placement) is also more pronounced.

Production of the MK 8 is a special technical accomplishment, because in terms of physics, the available force due to the pressure gradient is minimal. Despite this, the MK 8 has excellent frequency and polar response, near-perfect front/back symmetry, and low inherent noise.

The microphone is comparatively sensitive to solid-borne sound as well as wind and breath noise. Good protection should be considered, e.g. suitable wind screening and/or shock mounting.

The pickup direction is lateral, i.e. perpendicular to the microphone housing, and the 0° and 180° axes are indicated respectively by red and black dots on the capsule housing. When recording with M/S, the 0° axis (as viewed from a position behind the microphone) should point to the left, and the "8" engraved on top of the capsule should be precisely horizontal.

 

FEATURES

  • Figure-8 characteristic (pure pressure-gradient transducer)
  • Pickup direction: Lateral (perpendicular to the microphone axis)
  • 0°-axis marked with a red dot
  • Preferred application: M/S, double M/S and "Blumlein" stereo

 

PRACTICE

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.)

 

VARIANTS & OPTIONS

Matching: Although our normal production tolerances are very close, we can deliver specially matched capsule pairs for a small extra charge.

Custom color: nickel, chromagreen, other custom colors on request

Custom engraving

Description

The MK 8 is often used for M/S and double M/S stereo sound in film sound and music recording, in combination with Colette or CCM microphones and/or a CMIT shotgun microphone.

This type of capsule is a pure dipole. The figure-eight pattern of the MK 8 remains constant from low to high frequencies, which is particularly important when used in an M/S setup. Its sensitivity rolls off more at low frequencies than other capsules, but proximity effect (which can compensate, given relatively close placement) is also more pronounced.

Production of the MK 8 is a special technical accomplishment, because in terms of physics, the available force due to the pressure gradient is minimal. Despite this, the MK 8 has excellent frequency and polar response, near-perfect front/back symmetry, and low inherent noise.

The microphone is comparatively sensitive to solid-borne sound as well as wind and breath noise. Good protection should be considered, e.g. suitable wind screening and/or shock mounting.

The pickup direction is lateral, i.e. perpendicular to the microphone housing, and the 0° and 180° axes are indicated respectively by red and black dots on the capsule housing. When recording with M/S, the 0° axis (as viewed from a position behind the microphone) should point to the left, and the "8" engraved on top of the capsule should be precisely horizontal.

 

FEATURES

  • Figure-8 characteristic (pure pressure-gradient transducer)
  • Pickup direction: Lateral (perpendicular to the microphone axis)
  • 0°-axis marked with a red dot
  • Preferred application: M/S, double M/S and "Blumlein" stereo

 

PRACTICE

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.)

 

VARIANTS & OPTIONS

Matching: Although our normal production tolerances are very close, we can deliver specially matched capsule pairs for a small extra charge.

Custom color: nickel, chromagreen, other custom colors on request

Custom engraving

  • Pickup pattern: Figure-of-eight
  • Frequency range: 40 Hz - 15 kHz with CMC6, 40 Hz - 15 kHz with CMC6xt (above 20 kHz, the level of -3 dB for the cutoff frequency is not exceeded despite the xt boost)
  • Sensitivity: -38,5 dB (V/Pa), 12 mV/Pa with CMC 6
  • Equivalent noise level (A-weighted): 17 dB with CMC 6
  • Equivalent noise level (CCIR): 26 dB with CMC 6
  • Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted): 77 dB with CMC 6
  • Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %): 133 dB-SPL with CMC 6
  • Length: 34 mm
  • Diameter: 20 mm
  • Weight: 18 g
  • Surface finish: matte gray
  • custom color: nickel, chromagreen

INCLUDED IN SET

  • STEREO-SET CMC 6, COLETTE SET
  • MONO-SET CMC 6, A WHOLE MICROPHONE
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