MK 22

Microphone capsule


  • New directional pattern: Open Cardioid
  • Optimal combination of directionality (MK 4 cardioid) and warm sound characteristics (MK 21 wide cardioid)
  • Natural sound quality, due to highly consistent polar diagram across the frequency range
  • Popular for use as a spot or soloist's microphone, as the mid microphone for M/S, or as a main microphone pair e.g. at a spacing of 21 cm, angle +/- 55°

Order number

  • No. 131007


The "Open Cardioid" pickup pattern was introduced by SCHOEPS in 2008. It lies between the classic cardioid and the wide cardioid, achieving both a fair amount of directivity and very natural sound quality. Many years' experience of professional recording engineers with the range of Schoeps cardioids has played a large role in the development process. Meanwhile the MK 22 has become a preferred soloist and spot microphone, thus becoming an alternative to the "classic" MK 4.

Technical Specifications

Pickup pattern

Open Cardioid

Frequency range

40 Hz - 28 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR

40 Hz - 42 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 %)

130 dB-SPL with CMC 6


22 mm


20 mm


17 g

Surface finish

matte gray
custom color:
nickel, chromagreen



MK 22


Product sheets

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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

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