CCM 2S

Compact Microphone

Features

  • 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 stereophony and Decca Tree arrangements

Order number

  • No. 121011 CCM 2 L (standard Lemo version)
  • No. 121012 CCM 2 U (fixed cable version with XLR)

Description

The CCM 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.

The frequency response characteristic of the CCM 2S falls between that of the CCM 2 and the CCM 2XS, making this microphone suitable for a wide range of applications.

Practice

The CCM 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.

Technical Specifications

Frequency range

see corresponding capsul

Sensitivity

see corresponding capsul

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)

136 dB-SPL (P48)
128 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

SCHOEPS RFI Shield

No

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

Output

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

Length

46 mm (CCM-L)

Diameter

20 mm

Weight

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.

Graphics

Downloads

CCM

Compact Condenser Microphones

User guides, manuals

en
Berliner Philharmonie

"Orchester aus der digitalen Kiste - Digital Concert Hall" pma, Januar 2013.

Press Articles

de
Berlin Philharmonic

"Berlin Philharmonic - The world famous concert hall has switched to Schoeps mics" by Zenon Schoepe, Resolution Magazine, March 2012.

Press Articles

en

Variants & Options

  • No. 191701 "Matching of 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 colors on request
  • Each CCM microphone is available as a standard version "L" with a Lemo plug and as a version "U" with a permanently attached 5 m cable and XLR-3M connector.

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