The V4 U is the studio vocal microphone by SCHOEPS. It 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.
A 33-mm beveled collar causes the capsule’s directivity to increase steadily and smoothly at high frequencies, as in a largediaphragm 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.
Pickup pattern Cardioid
Frequency range 50 Hz - 22 kHz
Sensitivity -36 dB (V/Pa), 16 mV/Pa
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) 15 dB
Equivalent noise level (CCIR) 25 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted) 79 dB
Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %) 144 dB-SPL
Maximum output voltage 4.8 V (13 dBV) with 1 kΩ load
Low cut filter 40 Hz, 18 dB/oct.
Minimum recommended load impedance 1 kΩ
Output impedance 50 Ω
Maximum cable length > 300 m
SCHOEPS RFI Shield Yes
Powering standard / Valid range P 48 / >43 V
Current consumption 3.3 mA
Common mode rejection ratio (at 1 kHz) > 80 dB
Output XLR-3M, analog, 1 channel
Length 194 mm
Diameter 34 mm
Width of the capsule head 45 mm
Head swivel degree span +/- 20°
Weight 302 g
Surface finish blue, gray or custom color
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