Schoeps MK 2S Omnidirectional Microphone Capsule


Omni-directional microphone capsule with a slight high-end boost, designed for a wide variety of applications.

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All capsules are available in matched pairs with official Schoeps documentation. For matched pairs multiply the cost of the microphone exactly by two and then add $50 for the matching fee! The amplifier bodies are available in sequentially serial numbered pairs at no additional charge. Any Schoeps product not found on our webpage can be purchased through Sound Pure. Please call and talk to one of our staff members to inquire about the price and availability! Additionally, contact us for more information regarding personalized laser engraving on your Schoeps microphones. 

Manufacturer Description:


  • Omnidirectional pattern
  • Slight high-frequency rise to compensate for losses at moderate recording distances
  • For a very wide range of recording applications
  • Often preferred for “spaced microphone” stereo pickup and “Decca Tree” arrangements
The MK 2S exhibits a slight high-frequency emphasis for frontal sound incidence, with only a slight rolloff of high frequencies off axis and in the reverberant sound field. 
This frequency response characteristic falls between that of the MK 2 and the MK 3, making the capsule suitable for a wide range of applications.


The MK 2S has proven particularly useful in two- and three-microphone stereo arrays, where its placement near the reverberation radius of the sound field presents a sonically balanced pickup favored by many recording engineers. This model has become our most popular pressure transducer.
For spaced microphone (“A/B”) stereo recording and especially the “Decca Tree” method, KA 40 accessory spheres are recommended; please see page 114.

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