MK 2

Microphone capsule

Properties

  • linear frequency response at 0° (free-field equalized)
  • for placement in close proximity to sound source
  • preferred usage: close-miking instruments


The linear frequency response of the MK 2 with respect to frontally incident sound waves results in a very natural sound for near-field recordings (i.e. in close proximity to the sound source).
This capsule can be set up very close to the sound source without sounding too brilliant or harsh.


Order number

  • No. 131001

Practice

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.”

The MK 2 is often used for acoustical measurement, an application for which it has gained a considerable reputation.

A mechanical adapter (type AMBK 1, from 20 mm to 1" diameter) is available for calibration with B&K devices. Please note that because of dimensional tolerances, only the nickel-finish version of the MK 2 can be used with this adapter.

Technical Specifications

Pickup pattern

Omnidirectional

Frequency range

20 Hz - 28 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR

20 Hz - 40 kHz with CMC 6xt

Sensitivity

-35.5 dB (V/Pa), 17 mV/Pa with CMC 6

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)

10 dB with CMC 6

Equivalent noise level (CCIR)

23 dB with CMC 6

Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)

84 dB with CMC 6

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)

130 dB-SPL with CMC 6

Length

22 mm

Diameter

20 mm

Weight

17 g

Surface finish

matte gray (g) or custom color

Graphics

Downloads

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Microphone capsules

User guides, manuals

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Variants & Options

Although our normal production tolerances are very close, we can deliver specially matched capsule pairs for a small extra charge.

Recommended accessories

Included in set