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Buying a used Schoeps Colette?

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Hi,

 

still evaluating which mic's to start with.

I'm a filmmaker and producer of documentaries and corporate stuff.

I also work as a cameraman/DP for other productions, but was responsible for the sound for several feature documentaries, too.

 

I love being able to capture the atmosphere of places out in the wild and more so in the cities.

 

I have some standard doco stuff, but want to upgrade to better mic's and a recorder later on.

I have a AT875R on camera, which I think is surprisingly good for the price and size.

Then I have a Sennheiser ME64/66 that is used on a boom and a AT BP4029 M/S mic for athmo.

I also have a Sennheiser G3 wireless combo with MKE2 gold lav.

My own recorder is just a Zoom H6.

 

That stuff is fine for corporate stuff.

 

Quite often I can get a good friends stuff consisting of a SD702 and a Schoeps CMC/CCM combo with MK4, MK41 and MK8.

Very nice stuff!

 

I like to come as close to that sound, especially that natural sounding voices, rooms and athmos. Clear, crisp, warm and nice.

Especially in an M/S combo these little guys csn shine.

 

I two other threads, I asked for experience with mic's from Kortwich. Very reasonable, small good sounding fugure 8 and a cardioid.

I'd buy that in a heartbeat, but there's hardly any experience from pro's. Another issue is the lack of a super cardioid.

I'll try to use the small Kortwich combo on camera, too, if there's no soundguy.

But I think it's a good idea to get a super cardioid for tighter shots as well.

 

To cut a long story short, I thought of a Gefell M310, AT4053 or AKG C480/CK63-ULS which would fall into my budget.

 

I'd like the Schoeps more but it's just to much for me. But what if I can get a used CMC6/MK41 for under 1000€?

Is it a good idea to buy used or can they be kinda worn?

What's a good price for the combo?

They are quite hard to find on the used market...

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Perhaps I scanned your post too quickly but why does your title say "Buying a used Schoeps Colette"?

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Ya...

Too much information maybe.

But I wanna buy a used CMC6/MK41 and like to hear if it's a good idea or better buy a class lower but new...

Thought it's good to tell where I come from before asking. ;)

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I bought one on ebay for around $1200 and I've been using it for a year or so no problems, sounds great. Of course, you never know with ebay is the thing!

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THX!

I also asked Schoeps, who are not to far away, if they service and clean the used mic's. They do and they can even repair most of their mic's produced within the last 6 decades!

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11 hours ago, kavenzmann said:

But what if I can get a used CMC6/MK41 for under 1000€?


Please share the source if you can find it for that price! ;-)

 

 

11 hours ago, kavenzmann said:

They are quite hard to find on the used market...

 


Exactly.....

 

 

11 hours ago, kavenzmann said:

AKG C480/CK63-ULS


This btw is one I just purchased myself, it should be arriving soon. 

For now I'm using  AKG's Blueline series hypercardioid

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On 3/9/2018 at 2:02 AM, IronFilm said:

Please share the source if you can find it for that price! ;-)

 

I was a lucky duck who was able to pick up this mic for about 800 USD, and only because I responded within a minute of it going up for sale. It's about a decade old and looks like it, but hey, we don't buy mics for how they look now do we?

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The one I was after looked really used and sold for 827€... But the owner didn't give any information about it so I didn't buy...

A new MKH8050 is 890€ + VAT sothat this is the route for me.

The higher output will be a plus when camera mounted, too.

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