A complete microphone with this new amplifier is within 1 mm of the corresponding CCM’s size, but allows capsules to be interchanged and active accessories to be used. It consumes less current than a CCM or a microphone using a CMC 6, yet when powered at 48 Volts, it offers ca. 4 dB greater headroom. The CMC 1 works with all MK capsules and active accessories, and can go anywhere that a capsule on a KC Colette extension cable could go. It is offered in several versions (introduced 2019-2022), e.g. CMC 1 U (XLR), CMC 1 L (Lemo), CMC 1 K (permanently attached cable) and CMC 1 KV (side cable output and magnetic back).