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quick question about low Hz mic roll off (older shoeps)

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Maple, Mar 14, 2019.


  1. Maple

    Maple Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Hi,
    I have been keeping an eye out for a good mic and have been offered a great deal on an older shoeps setup (CMC4 modified to CMC5 specs) these have a low rolloff at 30Hz instead of the 20Hz the newer CMC6 has.
    Should I be concerned about the rolloff? The low E on the bass is a bit higher than that at 41Hz.
     
  2. wathaet

    wathaet

    May 27, 2007
    Cmc5 has a more gentle slope than cmc6. I prefer the cmc5, they are also much easier to repair and service than the 6. More so, be aware that many mk4 capsules are in fact mk4s or similar with a severe bass cut. Also avoid the mk40
     
  3. Maple

    Maple Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Thanks! This is paired with an MK41.
    Also I discovered it’s a “blue dot” with +5db gain. Is that something I should be concerned with?
     
  4. wathaet

    wathaet

    May 27, 2007
    Should not be an issue on bass. On overheads and such you may have to pad down between the cmc and the mk.
     

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