Common name: Schoeps SuperCMIT

Production Status: In production

Related Mics:

Schoeps CMIT 5

The SuperCMIT is a digital shotgun microphone with higher directivity and noticeably less colouration compared to conventional shotguns. It uses two transducers and a patented ILLUSONIC DSP algorithms to achieve extremely high suppression of diffuse sound field. The DSP detects direct and diffuse sound from different directions and the algorithm suppresses diffuse sound while focusing on the direct sound. The output is a 2 channel AES42 Mode 1 signal with the raw CMIT signal on Channel 2 and the processed version on Channel 1. The microphone has three buttons to enable or disable the filters and presets. The two filters are identical to those of the analogue CMIT 5 with a high-frequency emphasis (+5 dB at 10 kHz) to compensate for the attenuation of wind shields and a steep low-cut (18 dB/octave from 80 Hz) to suppress low-frequency wind and boom noises. Two presets are provided. With preset 1 there is a moderate increase of the directivity and attenuation of the diffuse sound by 11 dB (5 dB more than the CMIT 5 or channel 2 of the SuperCMIT) while preset 2 provides an attenuation of the diffuse sound of 15 dB. This position is reserved for special applications as in some cases it may result in artefacts being audible. The gain can be raised by +30 dB by double-clicking on all three buttons. If the microphone is connected to a device without AES 42 support either PSD 2U (AES 3 output) or the MiniDA42 (AES 3 + 2 analogue outputs) Digital Phantom Power Supply units can be used. The SuperCMIT is ideal for difficult film sound recordings or for sports applications. Includes wooden case, SG 20 stand adapter, W 170 foam windscreen and either the PSD 2U or the MiniDA42 power supplies.

Electrical Characteristics

Frequency Response
50Hz - 20 kHz
Output Sensitivity
Self Noise (CCIR)
27 dB
Self Noise (DIN/IEC)
14 dB-A
Output Impedance
Recommended Load
Supply Current
170 mA
Alternative Powering

Switchable Options

10 kHz High-Shelf (+5 dB). 80 hZ, 18 dB/oct. low-cut

Physical Characteristics

Connector notes
Available Colours
Blue. Anthracite Grey. Chromagreen.
112 g
280 mm
Min diameter width
Max diameter
21 mm


Wooden case. SG 20 stand adapter. W 170 foam windscreen