Compact Microphone


  • supercardioid with especially consistent directionality throughout its frequency range
  • vertical (side-addressed) supercardioid capsule
  • for a very wide range of recording applications
  • high directivity, comparable to that of a short “shotgun“ microphone up through midrange frequencies
  • often preferred for use in music and speech recording, as a spot microphone and also as a main microphone, especially when using the OCT recording method

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 41V)
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. 121101 CCM 41V L (standard Lemo version)
  • No. 121102 CCM 41V K (fixed cable version with XLR)


Like the CCM 41, the CCM 41V is useful in all situations with music or speech, either as “spot“ microphones or as overall directional microphones. However, this type of microphone is addressed from the side.

It excels particularly in the constancy of its polar response throughout the audio spectrum. As a result, sound within 90º on either side of the main axis is picked up with virtually no alteration of frequency response or tone color. This is strongly evident with sound sources that are in motion, but is also of great benefit in obtaining stable, precise stereo imaging for normal music recordings


This capsule is preferred for use as a support microphone as well as in the OCT (“Optimized Cardioid Triangle“) microphone system for surround sound recording introduced by Dr. Theile (formerly at the Institute for Broadcast Technology). (The front left and right channels in that system are picked up by sideways facing supercardioid microphones)

The CCM 41V may be easier to use in near-coincident setups than the CCM 41: the microphone bodies do not get in each other's way.

Technical Specifications

Frequency range

20 Hz - 20 kHz


-36,5 dB (V/Pa)

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

> 400m



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


58 mm


20 mm


43 g

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 colors 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.