MK 2S

Microphone capsule

Properties

  • moderate high-frequency response elevation at 0°, which compensates high frequency losses caused by the increased diffuse field amount when used near the reverberation radius
  • often used for A/B stereo, Decca Tree or as a room microphone

The MK 2S is our most popular pressure transducer.

Its somewhat brighter sound (compared to the MK 2 and MK 2H) makes it ideal for use as a main microphone or room microphone, especially in larger rooms.


Order number

  • No. 131011

Description

The MK 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.
This frequency response characteristic falls between that of the MK 2 and the MK 2XS, making the capsule suitable for a wide range of applications.

Practice

The MK 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

Pickup pattern

Omnidirectional

Frequency range

20 Hz - 29 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR

20 Hz - 43 kHz with CMC 6xt

Sensitivity

-37 dB (V/Pa), 14 mV/Pa with CMC 6

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)

12 dB with CMC 6

Equivalent noise level (CCIR)

23 dB with CMC 6

Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)

82 dB with CMC 6

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)

131 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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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