Schoeps V4 U Studio Vocal Microphone

Included Accessories: polished wood case
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  • Studio Vocal Microphone
  • New small-diaphragm capsule architecture, with bevelled collar for controlling the polar response.
  • Warm, clear sonic character with smoothly rolled-off diffuse-field response.
  • Capsule head with adjustable tilt angle.
  • Optimal on-axis frequency response featuring a mild high-frequency lift.
  • Very smooth polar response; carefully-controlled narrowing of the pattern at high frequencies.
  • Diffuse-field response parallel to the 0° response, with a gentle roll-off at high frequencies.
  • Newly designed electronics offer a very high maximum sound pressure level. 


The V4 U is the studio vocal microphone by SCHOEPS. It unites the outstanding technical characteristics typical of SCHOEPS with a timeless, classic design.

The “look” of the V4 U is based on the SCHOEPS CM 51/3 from 1951. But the V4 U is a thoroughly modern studio microphone. Its capsule, circuitry and mechanical construction are the result of extensive new development.


  • A 33-mm beveled collar causes the capsule’s directivity to increase steadily and smoothly at high frequencies, as in a largediaphragm microphone.
  • Meanwhile, the superior acoustic qualities of a small-diaphragm capsule like the extraordinarily smooth frequency and polar response are maintained.
  • The capsule is elastically suspended internally to reduce solid-borne sound such as handling noise.


  • Newly-developed bridge-type balanced output circuit.
  • Maximum sound pressure level of 144 dB SPL, corresponding to an output level of 4.8 V.
  • Output stage transformerless and free of coupling capacitors.
  • The resulting output impedance is low and constant with frequency, while the symmetry is very high.
  • Symmetrical, balanced output, the entire audio circuit is symmetrical from the output of the FET onward.
  • High immunity to interference, with gapless shielding and a modern RFI filter at the output; very good electromagnetic compatibility.


Pickup pattern


Frequency range

50 Hz - 22 kHz


-36 dB (V/Pa), 16 mV/Pa

Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)

15 dB

Equivalent noise level (CCIR)

25 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)

79 dB

Maximum sound pressure level (THD < 0.5 %)

144 dB-SPL

Maximum output voltage

4.8 V (13 dBV) with 1 kΩ load

Low cut filter

40 Hz, 18 dB/oct.

Minimum recommended load impedance

1 kΩ

Output impedance

50 Ω

Maximum cable length

> 300 m



Powering standard / Valid range

P 48 / >43 V

Current consumption

3.3 mA

Common mode rejection ratio (at 1 kHz)

> 80 dB


XLR-3M, analog, 1 channel


194 mm


34 mm

Width of the capsule head

45 mm

Head swivel degree span

+/- 20°


302 g

Surface finish

blue, gray or custom color

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