Under extreme conditions, even a Schoeps Colette series microphone can be overdriven by very high sound pressure levels. Here the limiting factor is not the capsule but the microphone amplifier. The overload point ranges from 128 – 135 dB-SPL, depending on the capsule and the amplifier type (e.g. 5 dB lower with the “+5 dB“ version). In these situations the signal level at the amplifier input may be attenuated by inserting the Schoeps PAD 20 between the capsule and the microphone amplifier or the Active Accessories.
- ca. -20 dB constant attenuation
- Raises maximum sound pressure level by ca. 10 dB
- Attenuates signal ahead of CMC microphone amplifiers of the Colette modular system