Microphone Capsule


  • Cardioid, side-addressed
  • Mild high-frequency elevation
  • Preferred applications: as spot microphone in orchestra; in double MS setup

Order number

  • No. 131103


The directional response is especially well maintained even at higher frequencies, due to the acoustically transparent housing. There is less high-frequency emphasis of off-axis sound than occurs with most small, axial-response cardioids. The MK 4V still sounds somewhat brighter than the MK 4, however, because of its overall frequency response.


The MK 4V was created in answer to requests for a cardioid with its main axis along the side. In addition to its usefulness in the concert hall, this capsule type is of particular value in speech recording, since its slight emphasis around 10 kHz helps to improve intelligibility.

For speech applications, we offer the pop filter PR 120 SV.

Technical Specifications

Pickup pattern


Frequency range

40 Hz - 19 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR

40 Hz - 38 kHz with CMC 6xt


-36,5 dB (V/Pa), 15 mV/Pa with CMC 6

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)

13 dB with CMC 6

Equivalent noise level (CCIR)

23 dB with CMC 6

Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)

81 dB with CMC 6

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)

131 dB-SPL with CMC 6


34 mm


20 mm


18 g

Surface finish

matte gray
custom color:
nickel, chromagreen


Variants & Options

No. 191701 matching: Although our normal production tolerances are very close, we can deliver specially matched capsule pairs for a small extra charge.
No. 191102 custom color: nickel, chromagreen, other custom colors on request
No. 191201 custom engraving