CMXY 4V / 41V

X/Y Stereo Microphone

Properties

  • Stereo microphone for XY recording
  • Contains two side-addressed cardioids or supercardioids
  • Compact, elegant and lightweight
  • The angle between the microphones can be adjusted between 0° and 180°
  • For music recording or conference situations

 

 


Order number

  • No. 148002 CMXY 4V U with AK SU/2U

Description

The CMXY is a compact, elegant X/Y stereo microphone.

It is used for music recordings and in conference situations (e.g. on podiums or altars), during discussion sessions, and as a stereophonic spot microphone.

The CMXY 4V is equipped with two 4V cardioids. It is a classic cardioid X/Y microphone. If the angle between capsules is set to 90°, a stereophonic recording angle of 180° will result (see www.ima.schoeps.de).

The CMXY 41V is equipped with two 41V supercardioids. It is an X/Y microphone with improved spatial reproduction, since the...

The CMXY is a compact, elegant X/Y stereo microphone.

It is used for music recordings and in conference situations (e.g. on podiums or altars), during discussion sessions, and as a stereophonic spot microphone.

The CMXY 4V is equipped with two 4V cardioids. It is a classic cardioid X/Y microphone. If the angle between capsules is set to 90°, a stereophonic recording angle of 180° will result (see www.ima.schoeps.de).

The CMXY 41V is equipped with two 41V supercardioids. It is an X/Y microphone with improved spatial reproduction, since the channel correlation in the diffuse field is lower than with a cardioid X/Y microphone. If the angle between capsules is set to 90°, a stereophonic recording angle of 130° will result (see www.ima.schoeps.de).

The CMXY is also available with integrated table stand.

The CMXY is only available in version "U" - with XLR-5M output plug; The adapter cable AK SU/2U (XLR-5F to 2 × XLR-3M) is included.

Dedicated wind basket is available from Cinela: Zephyx-CMXY

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Practice

Unlike conventional microphones which have one fixed and one rotatable capsule, the angle between the capsules of the CMXY 4V (and hence the recording angle, which is the range within which the sound sources should be placed, as “seen“ by the microphone) can be adjusted without affecting the main stereo axis. The capsules always rotate equally and in opposite directions by means of an ingenious gear arrangement in the base of the microphone. This greatly simplifies setting up the microphone.

The CMXY 4V has balanced outputs at an impedance...

Unlike conventional microphones which have one fixed and one rotatable capsule, the angle between the capsules of the CMXY 4V (and hence the recording angle, which is the range within which the sound sources should be placed, as “seen“ by the microphone) can be adjusted without affecting the main stereo axis. The capsules always rotate equally and in opposite directions by means of an ingenious gear arrangement in the base of the microphone. This greatly simplifies setting up the microphone.

The CMXY 4V has balanced outputs at an impedance of only 90 Ohms. This allows cable lengths of up to several hundred meters to be used without loss of sound quality, while the risk of electromagnetic interference is greatly reduced.

When any microphone is placed near (but not directly onto) a flat surface, comb-filter effects will occur. These can be reduced if the surface (e.g. the table top) is covered with perforated material.

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Technical Specifications

CMXY 4V

Pickup pattern

Cardioid (2x CCM 4V)

Frequency range

40 Hz - 19 kHz

Sensitivity

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

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)

13 dB

Equivalent noise level (CCIR)

23 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)

81 dB

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)

131 dB-SPL

Maximum output voltage

ca. 1 V (0 dBV) with 1 kΩ load

Low cut filter

20 Hz, 12 dB/oct.

Minimum recommended load impedance

1 kΩ

Output impedance

90 Ω

Maximum cable length

> 300 m

SCHOEPS RFI Shield

-

Powering standard / Valid range

P48 / >41 V

P12 / >11 V

Current consumption

4 mA (P48)

8 mA (P12)

Output

XLR-5M, analog, 2 channels

Common mode rejection ratio (at 1 kHz)

> 60 dB

Distance between the microphones

2 cm

Recording angle

90°-180°

Length

I-version: 110 mm, U-version: 119 mm

Width

without gear wheels: 41 mm

Depth

without gear wheels: 20 mm

Weight

189 g

Surface finish

matte gray (g) or custom color

CMXY 41V - IDENTICAL TO CMXY 4V, EXCEPT OF:

Pickup pattern

Supercardioid

Frequency range

40 Hz - 17 kHz

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)

14 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)

80 dB

Downloads

CMXY 4V

X/Y-stereo microphone

User guides, manuals

de | en
Chapter 03

Ein neues XY-Mikrofon

Mikrofonaufsätze, from 2000

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Stereo and Surround recording principles

by Helmut Wittek, 2012.

Lectures

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