CCM 41

SCHOEPS Compact Microphone


Supercardioid with highly consistent directionality throughout its frequency range

For music and speech

High directivity, comparable to that of a short “shotgun“ microphone up through midrange frequencies

Often preferred for use in film sound recording and as a spot microphone in orchestras

The CCM 41 is strongly directional. Sound arriving from off axis is attenuated even more than with a cardioid. The pickup is “drier” and less susceptible to acoustic feedback than any other SCHOEPS microphone type (a loudspeaker should not be located directly along the rear axis of the microphone, however).
Its directivity is highly independent of frequency, so that even sounds arriving off axis and reverberant sound are registered without coloration.

Consequently, even distant placement of the capsule produces a very natural sound pickup. This is a real advantage over interference-tube “shotgun” microphones, whose directivity is very frequency-dependent – exceeding that of a supercardioid only at higher frequencies. Interference-tube microphones are notoriously sensitive to their position in a room, where the shifting patterns of reflections cause corresponding shifts in sound color.


The CCM 41 is a surprisingly effective, space-saving alternative to shotgun microphones – and being small, it can often be placed closer to the sound source.

An M/S microphone arrangement can be set up at quite some distance from the sound source if an CCM 41 is used for the “M“ channel.

The CCM 41V may be easier to use in near-coincident setups than the CCM 41: the microphone bodies do not get in each other’s way.

Top: frequency response and polar diagram MK 41 + CMC 6 and CCM 41
Bottom: frequency response MK 41 + CMC 6 xt
Although our normal production tolerances are very close, we can deliver specially matched compact microphone pairs for a small extra charge.
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 range40 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity14 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% THD132 dB-SPL