Schoeps V4 USM Set w/ shock mount

Studio Vocal Microphone

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Studio vocal microphone featuring a unique small diaphragm architecture with bevelled ring around the membrane, very smooth polar response and smoothly rolled-off diffuse-field response

At a glance

  • Studio Vocal Microphone
  • New small-diaphragm capsule architecture, with bevelled collar for controlling the polar response.
  • Warm, clear sonic character with smoothly rolled-off diffuse-field response.
  • Capsule head with adjustable tilt angle.
  • Optimal on-axis frequency response featuring a mild high-frequency lift.
  • Very smooth polar response; carefully controlled narrowing of the pattern at high frequencies.
  • Diffuse-field response parallel to the 0 ° response, with a gentle roll-off at high frequencies.
  • Newly designed electronics offer a very high maximum sound pressure level.
  • A 33-mm bevelled 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.
  • 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.

The Schoeps V4 USM Set with Shockmount is a revolutionary studio vocal microphone featuring innovative small diaphragm technology and shipped with a USM "Lyre" shockmount

This microphone harmoniously blends Schoeps' relentless pursuit of technical excellence and a timeless aesthetic, drawing inspiration from the iconic CM51/3 vintage microphone from 1951. Yet, the V4 U is a beacon of contemporary innovation, embodying cutting-edge technology alongside comprehensive research and development efforts.

Schoeps crafted a novel capsule for the V4 U to excel in technical prowess and encapsulate their definitive concept of the ideal studio vocal microphone sound. This dedication led to selecting a small diaphragm capsule that ensures sound transparency and consistent response patterns. This was achieved through a uniquely designed bevelled ring surrounding the membrane, which effectively enlarges the microphone's diameter and manages its polar response.

The microphone thus produces warm yet crisp audio, with a gentle emphasis of 2dB on the high mid frequencies ranging from approximately 2k Hz to 15k Hz. Its polar pattern is exceptionally smooth and stable, maintaining focus on the direct sound. When capturing sounds from the off-axis, the microphone softly tapers off diffuse-field responses beginning at 6 kHz.

This exquisite and distinctive microphone stands out for its exceptional performance, characterized by an extremely low noise level and high sound pressure level capability.

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