Schoeps MK 2S Microphone Capsule


• moderate high-frequency response elevation at 0°, which compensates high frequency losses caused by the increased diffuse field amount when used near the reverberation radius
• often used for A/B stereo, Decca Tree or as a room microphone
The MK 2S is our most popular pressure transducer.
It’s somewhat brighter sound (compared to the MK 2 and MK 2H) makes it ideal for use as a main microphone or room microphone, especially in larger rooms.



The MK 2S exhibits a slight high-frequency emphasis for frontal sound incidence, with only a slight roll off 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 2XS, making the capsule suitable for a wide range of applications.

SKU: MK 2S Category:

Technical Specifications

Weight 17 g
Dimensions 22 × 20 mm

chromagreen, nickel

Pickup pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency range 20 Hz – 28 kHz with CMC 6 / CMR

20 Hz – 40 kHz with CMC 6xt

Sensitivity -37 dB (V/Pa), 14 mV/Pa with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) 12 dB with CMC 6
Equivalent noise level (CCIR) 23 dB with CMC 6
Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted) 82 dB with CMC 6
Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %) 131 dB-SPL with CMC 6
Length 22 mm
Diameter 20 mm
Weight 17 g
Surface finish matte gray

custom color:

nickel, chromagreen



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