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Schoeps CMIT 5U Shotgun Microphone

$75.00 USD

Price listed is DAILY RENTAL RATE
Daily Rate = 24 Hour Period

Multiple Day and Long Term Rental discounts available upon request.


Sized between the short MiniCMIT and the long SuperCMIT, the blue Schoeps CMIT 5 shotgun microphone is an excellent all-around boom mic for indoor and outdoor applications. Highly regarded for film, TV, and location recording, the CMIT 5 offers customizable tone and predictable directionality, even when rotated.

Three selectable filters let you manage boom noise, proximity effect, high-frequency emphasis to ensure balanced, professional audio quality. Special construction and filtering effectively inhibits interference from various sources such as radio, TV, and cellular frequencies.

The CMIT 5's supercardioid/lobar polar pattern yields directional characteristics that smoothly increase at higher frequencies while providing low off-axis coloration for natural sound at all angles. With low self-noise, moderate sensitivity, and high SPL handling, the CMIT 5 delivers sonic performance deserving of premium mic preamps.

Professional Sound Quality

Thanks to a polar pattern that stays the same in the vertical and horizontal planes, the CMIT 5 produces consistent sound quality at any point of rotation. With directionality that increases smoothly at high frequencies and an accurate 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, the CMIT 5 is optimized for neutral, transparent capture of dialogue, foley, sound effects, and instruments. Considering its low self-noise of 13 dBA and moderate sensitivity of -35 dB, it performs best when paired with a clean, high-gain mic preamp.

RFI Shield

The CMIT 5 utilizes special construction and filtering to provide a high standard of measurable immunity from radio-frequency interference (RFI) caused by sources such as switching power supplies, lighting controls, AM/FM radio, digital radio and TV, cellular phones, and broadband communications. The switches in the CMIT 5 are mounted on a circuit board with an integrated shielding layer, thereby providing a fully-sealed housing for the rest of the circuitry.

Phantom Powered

The CMIT 5 features a balanced 3-pin XLR output and support for phantom power over 34 VDC, making it compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters, as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras.

Ideal for Boompole Mounting

Mount the CMIT 5 directly on a stand or boompole using the supplied mic clip, or place it in the separately available Rycote INV-7 InVision shockmount to prevent the transfer of vibrations to the microphone.