The Schoeps Colette series is probably the most famous and long standing of the Schoeps microphone lineup. The Colette series is configured in two parts; the capsule and the amplifier tube. This configuration contains a single MK41 capsule and CMC5 microphone amplifier. The supercardioid has the greatest directivity of any first-order pressure gradient transducer. The response 90° off-axis is -10 dB. The polar diagram is consistent at all frequencies, which means that regardless of its direction of origin, sound will be picked up free of unwanted coloration. For this reason the supercardioid is the preferred type of microphone for dialogue recording in film and video sound, particularly indoors.
From low to midrange frequencies, the directionality of a supercardioid is comparable to that of a “shotgun” microphone.