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Wide Cardioids

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SCHOEPS introduced the world’s first wide cardioid microphones and capsules some twenty years ago. This pattern combines the advantages of omnidirectional and cardioid characteristics in an optimal manner. To an extraordinary extent the directionality is independent of frequency, which means that regardless of its direction of origin, sound will be picked up free of unwanted coloration.
The wide cardioid is very well liked as a musical instrument microphone. Its sound quality, compared with that of a cardioid, is “warmer” and more “open.”


Microphone capsule
MK 21
  • wide cardioid
  • especially consistent directionality throughout its frequency range
  • pleasant sonic impression, often described as “warm”
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See also:Basic Characteristics of Pressure-Gradient Transducers(document in the download section)
See also::
Special microphones for close pickup of speech