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Veit Norek

Schoeps CMR vs. Colette cable

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Hi folks,

I recently bought Colette cables for my Mk41's, to use them as a very small plant mics and also 

in cars. Then 2 weeks later I discovered the Schoeps CMR to put it straight into your transmitter,

which is ideal for my purpose. Schoeps offers me to send the Colette back because I think

I don't need them anymore. But I am wondering if I am missing something. Is there a possible

scenario where I would need the Colette's over the CMR. Or where they would outperform the

CMR.

 

Thanks and yes....first world problems :-)

 

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CMR is great. I think someone once posted a picture of a wireless boom with it. Tiniest boom mic ever. Adapting to 48V might somewhat degrade the signal (should you want to use it that way), but probably only in studio sound quality terms, so I don't think that would be noticable in location sound situations.

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Are you sure it's smaller than the Colette cable? I mean the bit on top of the boom, of course. 

Just beware that the CMR is not compatible with all wireless systems, Zaxcom being one them

 

Edit: as Matthias has also just pointed out...

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27 minutes ago, Matthias Richter said:

just check that your wireless TX is on their list of compatible systems:

 

CMR-compatibility-charts.pdf

Yes did that

27 minutes ago, Constantin said:

Are you sure it's smaller than the Colette cable? I mean the bit on top of the boom, of course. 

Just beware that the CMR is not compatible with all wireless systems, Zaxcom being one them

 

Edit: as Matthias has also just pointed out...

No its not smaller, the "head" of the CMR is a tiny bit bigger than the one of the colette. Maybe 7-10 mm dont have it here yet. But afaik Colette is not a good option as boom mic since it is unbalanced and I guess sensitive to handling noise.

22 minutes ago, chrismedr said:

there's also a thread about this a while back:

 

 

Yes I read this one also. But it is about the CMR itself, not a comparison to the Collete setup.

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9 hours ago, Veit Norek said:

 But afaik Colette is not a good option as boom mic since it is unbalanced and I guess sensitive to handling noise.

 

Oh yes, that's a good point. The CMR is unbalanced as well, but that probably doesn't matter as much as the cable is much shorter - if you have your tx on the top of the boom. If not the difference is probably negligible except for size on your end with the CMC preamp...

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