Sonodore CMA-16 Compact microphone amplifier for the Schoeps MK series capsules.
The Sonodore CMA-16 is a universal microphone amplifier. Suitable for all the Schoeps MK capsules:
MK4 cardioid, MK41 super cardiod, MK21 wide cardioid, MK22 open cardioid, MK2 Omni,
MK8 figure-eight and the other special capsules.
It is also suitable for the old series.
The microphone body is made of high-grade stainless steel, with a total weight of 110gr.
As a results, vibrations and resonance from the microphone body are minimised.
Only materials of the highest quality are used to ensure maximum reliability under tough
professional use. This means:
- use of gold-plated contacts only
- electronic components are selected for their proven quality in audio specific
equipment, handpicked, and individually tested.
- specially coated circuit boards for optimal protection against damp and moisture
- use of a special process for the production of printed circuit boards, which ensures
the purity of the copper pathways, resulting in greater stability and performance of
the circuit design.
- The electronic circuit and components are optimized with listening tests.
As part of the initial Sonodore philosophy, the microphone is 'active' powered via a
separate power supply (PS-402), instead of using standard phantom power.
Phantom-fed microphones are inherently less suitable for high-quality audio usage since
they work as compressors: when, for instance, high dynamics are required, strong
demands are made on the current supply of the phantom.
As a result, the current supply drops drastically and the stereo image and frequency
response collapse with it. To avoid this, the PS-402 is available in a version with a
separate power supply which allows a high-grade and exceptionally low-distortion
amplifier to be placed directly in the microphone body.
With active powering, the microphone current flows through an separated wire.
Technical Specifications CMA-16
Matching capsules: Schoeps MK4 cardioid, MK41 super cardiod,
MK21 wide cardioid, MK22 open cardioid, MK2 Omni,
MK8 figure-eight and the other special capsules
Not suitable for the colette function.
Output impedance: 39 Ohms
Cable drive capability: > 100m
Amplifier components: Fet, transistors
Length: 115mm (4,5”)
Diameter: 21mm (0,83”)
Active 60V model
Matching connector (to microphone): 4-pin XLR female
Powering: via separate power supply (60V)
Active +-16V model
Maximum sound pressure level: 143 dB SPL peak
Amplifier THD at 130dB SPL: 0,0004% at 1kHz, 0,0013% at 10kHz
Matching connector (to microphone): 6-pin XLR female
Powering: via separate power supply (+-16V)
Different CMA-16 models
Active 60V powering.
This is the most common model.
PS-402, PSB-402 power supply or MPB-502 pre-amplifier is necessary.
Active +-16V powering.
Designed for battery powering.
PSB-402 power supply or MPB-502 pre-amplifier is necessary.
Sonodore price list with Mogami cable