Compact Microphone


  • omnidirectional
  • linear frequency response
  • corrected for the direct sound field
  • for use close to the sound source (frontal sound incidence)
  • preferred applications: close pickup of singers and instruments

This microphone can also be ordered as a modular Colette microphone, where the CMC 1 L amplifier is combined with an MK microphone capsule. (CMC 1 L + MK 2)
This variant allows the capsule to be exchanged and has advantages in terms of electrical properties in combination with digital wireless transmitters.

Order number

  • No. 121001 CCM 2 L (standard Lemo version)
  • No. 121002 CCM 2 K (fixed cable version with XLR)


As can be seen from the frequency response curve, this microphone type has flat frequency response for frontal sound incidence. This yields a very natural quality when picking up sound that is predominantly direct, i.e. close to the source or in a ”dry” acoustic.


The CCM 2 is meant to be placed in close proximity to the sound source. The sonic impression never becomes overly brilliant or harsh. Please note that there is some directivity at high frequencies due to the physics of sound. Thus even with an omnidirectional microphone, it still matters which way the capsule is “aimed.”

Technical Specifications

Frequency range

see corresponding capsule


see corresponding capsule

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)

135 dB-SPL (P48)
127 dB-SPL (P12)

Maximum output voltage

2,6 V (8,3 dbV) with 2 kΩ load

Low cut filter

20 Hz, 12 dB/Okt.

Output impedance

90 Ω @ 1 kHz

Maximum cable length

> 400 m



Powering standard / Valid range

P48 / > 40 V
P12 / > 10 V

Current consumption

4 mA (P48)
3,6 mA (P12)

Common mode rejection ratio (at 1 kHz)

> 55 dB

Minimum recommended load impedance

2 kΩ


Lemo (CCM-L) or XLR-3M (CCM-K),
analog, 1 channel


46 mm (CCM-L)


20 mm


33 g (CCM-L)

Surface finish

matte gray

Product History

  • 1994: Launch of the CCM, hybrid technology circuit. The capsule part is identical to the MK capsules from the beginning  
  • 2016: better RF filter to protect from interferences
  • 2017: Polarization voltage generator now with higher frequency above 200 kHz due to downpitching in sound design applications.




Compact Condenser Microphones

User guides, manuals


Variants & Options

  • No. 191701 "Matching of two microphone capsules including certificate": Although our normal production tolerances are very close, we can deliver specially matched compact microphone pairs.
  • No. 191102 custom color: other custom color on request
  • Each CCM microphone is available as a standard version "L" with a Lemo plug and as a version "K" with a permanently attached 5 m cable and XLR-3M connector. (Specified cable lengths may vary up to 5% (+/-).)

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