SDC Microphone Kit - Schoeps CMC5 Style
The SDC microphone kit incorporates an upgraded Schoeps-clone circuit kit with our popular SDC capsules into an all-inclusive microphone kit. This is a "do it yourself" product; it requires soldering, wiring, and assembly.
We have bundled these into two sets, with any of three capsules (Cardioid, Hyper, Omni):
- The "single mic" kit includes the SDC mic body, circuit kit, SDC capsule, and a shockmount.
- The "stereo matched pair" kit includes two donor mic bodies, two circuit kits, a hand-matched pair of SDC capsules, two shockmounts, and a compact flight case.
Each shockmount includes spare elastics.
We designed the flight case to store two microphones and two mounts. A fifth die-cut provides for future capsule expansion (e.g., add a pair of Cardioid, Omni, or Hypercardioid capsules).
If you purchase a single microphone kit, we cannot supply a matched second mic (to make a matched pair) later. Customers interested in a matched pair should purchase the matched pair.
About the circuit
We have been using and refining the Schoeps CMC5 circuit for nearly 10 years. Our first Schoeps-style circuits were LDC adaptations that incorporated many years' worth of R&D by Jim Williams. We've since developed numerous upgrades and changes beyond that, in order to push the noise floor and distortion still lower.
We use top-grade parts throughout the circuit, including 1% tolerance audio resistors, low-noise and long-life electrolytics, polypropylene (not polyester) capacitors in the audio signal path, and an individually "biased" NOS JFET selected specifically for this circuit. The result is very high-performance microphone.