Common name: Schoeps CCM 3
Production Status: Discontinued / Vintage
The CCM 3 is a small diaphragm omnidirectional condenser microphone for for diffuse-field placement. It sounds neutral when placed at a great distance from the sound source. Used in a reverberant sound field, well beyond the reverberation radius in a room, the high-frequency emphasis shown in the on-axis frequency response plot is integrated with the less brilliant off-axis pickup for a balanced sound. Used close to the sound source it produces an overly brilliant sound image. Therefore it is most often used as an ambient room microphone, or when the extra brilliance is desired. Each CCM microphone is available as a standard version “L” with a Lemo plug and as a version “U” with a permanently attached 5 m cable and XLR-3M connector.