SCHOEPS Compact Microphone


Omnidirectional pattern

Slight high-frequency rise to compensate for losses at moderate recording distances

For a very wide range of recording applications

Often preferred for “spaced microphone” stereo pickup and “Decca Tree” arrangements

The MK 2S exhibits a slight high-frequency emphasis for frontal sound incidence, with only a slight rolloff of high frequencies off axis and in the reverberant sound field.

The frequency response characteristic of the CCM 2S falls between that of the CCM 2 and the CCM 3, making this microphone suitable for a wide range of applications.


The CCM 2S has proven particularly useful in two- and three-microphone stereo arrays, where its placement near the reverberation radius of the sound field presents a sonically balanced pickup favored by many recording engineers. This model has become our most popular pressure transducer.

For spaced microphone (“A/B”) stereo recording and especially the “Decca Tree” method, KA 40 accessory spheres are recommended.

Top: frequency response and polar diagram MK 2XS + CMC 6 and CCM 2XS
Bottom: frequency response MK 2XS + CMC 6 xt
Technical Details 
Current consumption with 12 V8 mA
Current consumption with 48 V4 mA
Impedance90 Ω
Minimum recommended load impedance600 Ω
Low-cut frequency20 Hz
Length (L version)without connector: 46 - 58 mm
Length (U version)46 - 58 mm
Diameter20 mm
Weight (U-version)33 g
Weight (L-version)43 g
Surface finishmatte gray
Frequency range20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity12 mV/Pa
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)12 dB-A
Equivalent noise level (CCIR)24 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)82 dB-A
Maximum sound pressure level at 0.5% THD132 dB-SPL