The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 Search This Thread  Search This Forum  Search Reviews  Search Gear Database  Search Gear for sale  Search Gearslutz Go Advanced
Schoeps CMTS 501 Stereo
Old 11th February 2017
Gear Head
Constantin's Avatar

Thread Starter
Schoeps CMTS 501 Stereo

Just acquired two Schoeps CMTS 501 Stereo microphone, Studer rebranded.

Anyone has recent experience with those?

Is the mechanic between the two rotating capsule (the rotation axis) a bit loose as well or firmly tight and hard to turn?

I know they are old, just figuring out.

What is your experience with it as soloist pickup spot mic (voice, violin, cello)

What is your experience with it for harpichord pickup and piano?

Old 12th February 2017
Gear Maniac
Celloman's Avatar
Repair issues

I have owned 2 of these in the past. When working, it's a good microphone and due to the capsule design, should provide you with good clean reproduction of keyboard instruments. Can sound nice on strings as well. The biggest issue, well documented in other threads, is the capsule mechanics no longer being repairable. Have you checked that the patterns are all working?
Old 13th February 2017
Gear Head
Constantin's Avatar

Thread Starter
not tested yet, have to do the cable for DIN. just checked the mechanic which is loose. Hoping they work.

thanks for your input
Old 5th August 2017
Here for the gear
501 Mic

Hi, Any chance you would be willing to sell one of those?....

Looking all over for one!
Old 6th August 2017
Gear Head
Constantin's Avatar

Thread Starter
I have two Cmts 501 for sale. Got the very last set of rings ( patterns) from Schoeps factory. One 501 has been serviced few weeks ago with brand new rings and second 501 will be soon. Working great + great sounding. Both mics are for sale. PM if interested.
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump