Schoeps MK 21H Wide Cardioid Microphone Capsule


Wide Cardioid microphone capsule with a high frequency emphasis for a more brilliant sound image. 

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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:


  • Wide cardioid pattern
  • Especially consistent directionality throughout its frequency range
  • High-frequency elevation for brilliance of sound
  • Often preferred for use when recording vocals, acoustic guitar or percussion
The frequency response of the MK 21H rises at high frequencies, reaching +4 dB at 7 kHz. Unlike most other condenser microphones, this capsule's response does not then roll off, but “stays up” even at very high frequencies.
As with our MK 21, the frequency response of this model is exceptionally consistent for all directions of sound incidence.


This capsule type is an outgrowth of our field experience with the MK 21. It embodies suggestions made by various pop musicians who wished certain instruments (such as percussion, acoustic guitar and vocals) to be reproduced with a touch of additional brightness, while maintaining the essential uniformity of response to sound originating anywhere in the capsule's front hemisphere.

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