CMIT 5

Shotgun Microphone

Properties

  • unusually low coloration of off-axis sound
  • suitable for music recording as well as dialogue
  • rotationally symmetrical polar pattern
  • even greater immunity to wind noise than a SCHOEPS supercardoid
  • very lightweight, robust all-metal housing

Order number

  • No. 140101

Description

The CMIT 5 is SCHOEPS' shotgun microphone which has set a new standard for shotgun microphones since its release. The CMIT 5's directionality increases smoothly with higher frequencies, which results in a very balanced sonic character. In addition to this, the microphone's sound level decreases softly yet steadily for off-axis sounds, allowing these to be recorded neutrally as well as reducing the effects of movement during boom operation. The CMIT 5 also has a much stronger directionality than one might expect from a microphone of its length. If required, the CMIT 5 can also be used for music recordings, for example opera recordings.

Practice

The sound quality of the CMIT 5 remains consistent even if the microphone is rotated on its axis, since its directional pattern is the same in both the vertical and horizontal planes.

Three pushbutton-activated filters allow the microphone to adapt to the recording situation:

  • High-frequency emphasis (+5 dB at 10 kHz) enhances speech intelligibility, and compensates for high-frequency loss caused by windscreens;
  • A steep low-cut filter (18 dB/oct. below 80 Hz) suppresses wind and boom noise;
  • A gentle low-frequency rolloff (6 dB/oct....

The sound quality of the CMIT 5 remains consistent even if the microphone is rotated on its axis, since its directional pattern is the same in both the vertical and horizontal planes.

Three pushbutton-activated filters allow the microphone to adapt to the recording situation:

  • High-frequency emphasis (+5 dB at 10 kHz) enhances speech intelligibility, and compensates for high-frequency loss caused by windscreens;
  • A steep low-cut filter (18 dB/oct. below 80 Hz) suppresses wind and boom noise;
  • A gentle low-frequency rolloff (6 dB/oct. below 300 Hz) compensates for proximity effect.

Pairs of LEDs next to each pushbutton indicate the status of the filters. Even in darkness the user can read the settings and see that the microphone is operational. The settings are retained when the microphone is switched off.

The capsule and amplifier of the CMIT 5 are built as a single unit, unlike microphones of the SCHOEPS Colette series.

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Technical Specifications

Pickup pattern

Supercardioid / lobe-shaped

Frequency range

40 Hz - 20 kHz

Sensitivity

-35 dB (V/Pa), 18 mV/Pa

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)

13 dB

Equivalent noise level (CCIR)

24 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)

81 dB

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)

131 dB-SPL (P48)

Maximum output voltage

1.3 V (2.5 dBV) with 1 kΩ load

High shelf filter

switchable, +5 dB at 10 kHz

Low cut filter

switchable, 80 Hz, 18 dB/oct.

Proximity filter

switchable, 300 Hz, 6 dB/oct.

Minimum recommended load impedance

1 kΩ

Output impedance

50 Ω

Maximum cable length

> 400 m

SCHOEPS RFI Shield

Yes

Powering standard / Valid range

P48 / >34 V

Current consumption

4.4 mA (P48)

Common mode rejection ratio (at 1 kHz)

> 65 dB

Output

XLR-3M, analog, 1 channel

Length

251 mm

Diameter

21 mm

Weight

95 g

Surface finish

blue or custom color

Graphics

Downloads

CMIT Shotgun Microphone Series

Product flyer CMIT Shotgun Microphone Series

Product sheets

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CMIT 5 U

Shotgun microphone

User guides, manuals

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Windshields & suspensions for the CMIT series

A selection of the available products for the CMIT series

Product sheets

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RFI Shield

Tech Note on the RFI Shielding (Protection from RF interferences) in SCHOEPS microphones

Hans Riekehof, 2017

Articles

en
Microphone Usage for Sports Broadcasting

Article on microphone techniques used in sports broadcasting

Helmut Wittek, 2016

Articles

en
Review of the CMIT 5

by Neil Hillmann, Resolution Magazine, February 2006.

Reviews

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Variants & Options

On special request the CMIT 5 can be ordered with a grey or Chromagreen surface.