Schoeps MK 40 Cardioid Microphone Capsule


Cardioid microphone capsule optimally designed for voice recording in poor acoustic spaces.

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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:


  • Cardioid pattern
  • For pickup of speech or music at close range (under 50 cm)
  • Considerable attenuation of low frequencies
  • Emphasis of high frequencies
  • For severe acoustic conditions
This capsule type has the same features as the MK 4 S, but in addition emphasizes the frequency response in the 9 kHz region by 4 dB. This effects a further improvement of speech intelligibility, particularly in very reverberant venues such as churches.


The MK 40 is used primarily for sound reinforcement of speech. It is not particularly recommended for music recording.

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