Handheld Microphones


  • cardioid or supercardioid
  • built-in protection from plosive sounds (“popping”) and handling noises
  • also suitable for speech pickup in the studio

Order number

  • No. 143001 CMH 64
  • No. 143002 CMH 641


The SCHOEPS CMH is a wired handheld or soloist's microphone with particular immunity to plosive noise ("popping"). Because of its well-balanced frequency response it can also be used for speech pickup.

The directionality and the low-frequency rolloff of the SCHOEPS CMH microphones reduces the risk of feedback. Using the microphone at short distances increases the proportion of direct sound, and balances the built-in low-frequency rolloff with proximity effect.

The ”popping” effect on spoken consonants is substantially reduced by the built-in pop filter, and is even further reduced by the low-frequency rolloff of the microphone.

Technical Specifications

CMH 64

Pickup pattern


Frequency range

40 Hz - 18 kHz


-37 dB (V/Pa), 14 mV/Pa

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)

15 dB

Equivalent noise level (CCIR)

24 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)

79 dB

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)

131 dB-SPL

Maximum output voltage

1 V (0 dBV) with 1 kΩ load

Low cut filter

60 Hz, 12 dB/oct.

Minimum recommended load impedance

1 kΩ

Output impedance

42 Ω

Maximum cable length

> 400 m



Powering standard / Valid range

P48 / >20 V

P12 / >10 V

Current consumption

4 mA (P48)

8 mA (P12)

Common mode rejection ratio (at 1 kHz)

> 60 dB


XLR-3M, analog, 1 channel


210 mm


37 / 22 mm


190 g

Surface finish

matte gray / black

CMH 641 - Identical to CMH 64, except of:

Pickup pattern


Frequency range

40 Hz - 19 kHz


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

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)

14 dB

Equivalent noise level (CCIR)

23 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)

80 dB

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)

130 dB-SPL

Variants & Options

  • No. 143001: CMH 64: Handheld microphone with cardioid capsule (standard version)
  • No. 143002: CMH 641: Handheld microphone with supercardioid capsule

Included accessories