- cardioid pattern, side-adressed
- for pickup of speech or music at close range (under 20 cm), otherwise the sound may become “thin“
- moderate low frequency attenuation
This cardioid capsule, with its main axis along its side is designed for the very closest speech pickup, i.e. directly in front of the speaker’s mouth. Its low-frequency rolloff is compensated by proximity effect. Thus it has (up to the point of its high-frequency emphasis) a flat frequency response for the speaker’s voice, while showing a rolloff at low frequencies for all sound that originates from a greater distance. As a result, background sounds are picked up less strongly than the person speaking.
||matte gray (g) or nickel (ni)
Low-frequency response curves of the two capsule types (P and XP) compared to the standart MK 4 (measured at a 60 cm equivalent distance).