CCM – Switchable

SCHOEPS Compact Microphone CCM 5


Omni and cardioid patterns, mechanically switchable

Slight emphasis of the high frequencies

Broad range of applications

Preferred uses similar to those of the MK 2 or MK 2S and the MK 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.)

Frequency response and polar diagram MK 5 + CMC 6 and CCM 5 in the ”omni” setting

Frequency response and polar diagram MK 5 + CMC 6 and CCM 5 in the ”cardioid” setting
Technical Details 
Current consumption with 48 V4 mA
Current consumption with 12 V8 mA
Sensitivity10 mV/Pa
Sensitivity13 mV/Pa
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)14 dB-A
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)15 dB-A
Low-cut frequency20 Hz
Frequency range20 Hz - 20 kHz
Diameter20 mm
Equivalent noise level (CCIR)24 dB
Equivalent noise level (CCIR)26 dB
Weight (U-version)33 g
Frequency range40 Hz - 20 kHz
Weight (L-version)43 g
Length (U version)46 - 58 mm
Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)79 dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)80 dB-A
Impedance90 Ω
Maximum sound pressure level at 0.5% THD132 dB-SPL
Maximum sound pressure level at 0.5% THD133 dB-SPL
Minimum recommended load impedance600 Ω
Surface finishmatte gray
Length (L version) without connector: 46 - 58 mm