Sanken CS-3E Shotgun Microphone


    Location and Studio Shotgun Featuring Exceptional Off-axis Rejection

    ・ Location and studio shotgun featuring exceptional off-axis rejection
    ・ Unique design combination of line mic array and second pressure gradient method
    ・ Very sharp pinpoint directivity
    ・ Provides rich human voice characteristics

    The CS-3e stands out among shotgun microphones because it maintains directivity over an extremely wide frequency range, especially in the low frequencies. Because of its unique design, the CS-3e is an excellent choice for use in difficult applications, such as close-to-ceiling positions or locations near a noisy camera. Even in such challenging situations, the excellent side and rear rejection of the CS-3e helps to capture only the targeted dialogue without ambient reverberation problems. The CS-3e delivers sharp directional sound even in the lower frequencies. Sanken's original design results in a low proximity effect which facilitates working in a scene close-up and wide, while producing little change in sound character.
    In the CS-3e, three directional capsules are arranged in a front-back array to combine line microphone performance and second-order pressure gradient response in a single system. With this unique design, the CS-3e achieves phenomenal supercardioid directivity in the lowest frequencies and throughout the full range in a microphone only 27cm (10 inches) in length. It is significant that the CS-3e picks up the targeted frontal sound sources with exceptional clarity over a wide frequency range - even in noisy ambient environments or in long reverberation spaces - by rejecting undesired noise and sounds coming from the rear and sides.


    DirectivitySuper Cardioid / lobar
    TransducerDC biased condenser
    Frequency Range50Hz - 20kHz
    Sensitivity (nominal at 1kHz)50mV/Pa (-26dB,0dB=1V/Pa)
    Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)15dB-A
    Max SPL (1% THD)120dB SPL
    Output Impedance at 1KHz120 ohms
    Powering+48±4V phantom
    Current Consumptionless than 2.5mA
    Surface FinishMatte black
    Dimensions27.0 cm X 1.9 cm (diameter)
    Weight0.12 kg

    £1,083.82 EX VAT  (CVP October 2018))

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At A Glance

A very directional super-cardiod Shotgun Mic