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Microphone capsule for close pickup
MK 4VP

Colette
  • cardioid pattern, side-adressed
  • for pickup of speech or music at close range (under 20 cm), otherwise the sound may become “thin“
  • moderate low frequency attenuation
Microphone capsule for close pickup MK 4VP

This cardioid capsule, with its main axis along its side is designed for the very closest speech pickup, i.e. directly in front of the speaker’s mouth. Its low-frequency rolloff is compensated by proximity effect. Thus it has (up to the point of its high-frequency emphasis) a flat frequency response for the speaker’s voice, while showing a rolloff at low frequencies for all sound that originates from a greater distance. As a result, background sounds are picked up less strongly than the person speaking.