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Schoeps V4 U studio microphone

by Schoeps
£2,430.00 inc. vat
£2,025.00 ex. vat
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Schoeps V4 U Studio Vocal Microphone

The Schoeps V4 U is a studio vocal microphone with a new small-diaphragm capsule architecture, with beveled collar for controlling the polar response. If has a warm, clear sonic character with smoothly rolled-off diffuse-field response. The design of the V4 U includes a capsule head with adjustable tilt angle.

The V4 U unites the outstanding technical characteristics typical of SCHOEPS with a timeless, classic design. The look of the V4 U is based on the Schoeps CM 51/3 from 1951. But the V4 U is a thoroughly modern studio microphone. Its capsule, circuitry and mechanical construction are the result of extensive new development.

The Capsule

  • A 33-mm beveled collar causes the capsule’s directivity to increase steadily and smoothly at high frequencies, as in a large diaphragm microphone.
  • Meanwhile, the superior acoustic qualities of a small-diaphragm capsule like the extraordinarily smooth frequency and polar response are maintained.
  • The capsule is elastically suspended internally to reduce solid-borne sound such as handling noise.

The Electronics

  • Newly-developed bridge-type balanced output circuit.
  • Maximum sound pressure level of 144 dB SPL, corresponding to an output level of 4.8 V.
  • Output stage transformerless and free of coupling capacitors.
  • The resulting output impedance is low and constant with frequency, while the symmetry is very high.
  • Symmetrical, balanced output, the entire audio circuit is symmetrical from the output of the FET onward.
  • High immunity to interference, with gapless shielding and a modern RFI filter at the output; very good electromagnetic compatibility.

Schoeps V4 U Specifications

  • Directional pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 50 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 16 mV/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level (A-weighted): 15 dB-A
  • Equivalent noise level (CCIR): 25 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted): 79 dB-A
  • Maximum sound pressure level at 0.5% THD: 144 dB-SPL
  • Maximum output voltage: 4.8 V
  • Low-cut frequency: 40 Hz
  • Powering voltage: 48 V
  • Current consumption: 3.3 mA
  • Length: 194 mm
  • Weight: 302 g
  • Diameter (cylinder): 34 mm
  • Width of the capsule head: 45 mm
  • Head swivel degree span: +/- 20 °