Schoeps CMIT 5 Shotgun Microphone (Blue)

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  • Schoeps CMIT 5 Shotgun Microphone (Blue)

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  • Schoeps CMIT 5 Shotgun Microphone (Blue)
  • Schoeps W 140B Foam Windscreen for Schoeps CMIT5U and MiniCMIT Shotgun Microphones (Blue)
  • Schoeps SG20 Microphone Stand Clamp
  • Premium Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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.

Customizable Tone

Though the CMIT 5 is engineered to yield a neutral sonic signature, it offers three buttons to alter its tonal balance. Turn on the treble emphasis for a 5 dB boost at 10 kHz, which increases speech intelligibility and helps compensate for high-frequency loss caused by windscreens. Activate the gentle bass roll-off filter (6 dB/octave below 300 Hz) to offset proximity effect, and use the steep low-cut filter (18 dB/octave below 80 Hz) to suppress boom noise and rumble.

Pairs of LEDs next to each push button indicate the status of the filters. Even in darkness, the user can read the settings and see that the microphone is operational. The settings are retained when the microphone is switched off.

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.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The CMIT 5 includes a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the Rycote Cyclone Windshield Kit (Medium) blimp-style windshield and suspension system (available separately).


Form Factor Stand/Boom-Mount
Sound Field Mono
Operating Principle Line Gradient
Capsule 1 x Condenser
Polar Pattern Lobar, Supercardioid
Orientation End Address
Circuitry Solid-State
Pad None
High-Pass Filter 80 Hz, 18 dB/Octave
300 Hz, 6 dB/Octave
Tone Adjustment High Boost: +5 dB at 10 kHz
Indicators 6 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board Controls High-Pass Filter, HF
Windscreen Foam (Included)


Frequency Range 40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL 131 dB SPL (.5% THD)
Off-Axis Rejection >5 dB at 60°
>20 dB at 120°
>15 dB at 180°
Impedance 50 Ohms
Load Impedance 1 Kilohms
Sensitivity -35 dBV/Pa
Output Level 2.5 dBV (Max)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 81 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level 13 dB A-Weighted
24 dB CCIR
CMRR 65 dB


Output Connectors 1 x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)


Operating Voltage 48 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption 4.4 mA


Color Blue
Mounting 3/8"-16 Female, 5/8"-27 Female, Mic Clip (Included)
Dimensions ø: 0.83 x L: 9.88" / ø: 21 x L: 251 mm
Weight 3.35 oz / 95 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight 1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.9 x 6.2 x 2.2"