- 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.
This frequency response characteristic falls between that of the MK 2 and the MK 3, making the capsule suitable for a wide range of applications.
The MK 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; please see page 114.
Bottom: frequency response MK 2S + CMC 6 xt
|Frequency range||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|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% THD||132 dB-SPL|
|Surface finish||matte gray (g) or nickel (ni)|