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Compact Microphone
CCM 22

  • new kind of directional pattern: “Open Cardioid”
  • optimal combination of classic cardioid directionality (MK 4) with the sonic character of the wide cardioid (MK 21)
  • directional pattern largely constant throughout the frequency range
  • often preferred for spot miking and as a soloist’s microphone
Compact Microphone CCM 22

The CCM 22 has been developed for use as a spot microphone. It unites the strengths of the CCM 4 and CCM 21 microphones. Its directionality is only slightly less than that of the CCM 4 cardioid, while its sonic character is reminiscent of the CCM 21 wide cardioid. Its directivity is essentially constant throughout the frequency range. Its inherent low-frequency response is somewhat more pronounced than that of the cardioid, while proximity effect is somewhat less.

The “Open Cardioid” directional pattern, occupying a point on the spectrum between the wide cardioid and classic cardioid patterns, was developed by SCHOEPS in 2008. The response is -5 dB at 90° and there is 16 dB suppression of rear-incident sound. It is in essence a variant cardioid which balances a very natural sound quality with a good degree of directionality.

The CCM 22 / the MK 22 is winner of the 2009 award in the category
Although our normal production tolerances are very close, we can deliver specially matched compact microphone pairs for a small extra charge.