The Sanken CS-3e high rejection shotgun microphone is a location and studio shotgun featuring exceptional off-axis rejection and sharp directional sound.
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.
Wide 50Hz-20kHz response
Low-cut switch (-3dB @ 100Hz)
Clear and natural sound
Standard XLR3 connector
Unique three-capsule design
Super Sharp Directivity
Extremely low proximity effect
Only 10.6" in length
Included accessories: measurement data, instruction manual, warranty card ,vinyl case
Directivity: Super Cardioid / lobar
Transducer: DC biased condenser
Frequency range: 50Hz - 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 1KHz: 120 ohms
Powering: +48±4V phantom
Current consumption: less than 3mA
Dimensions: 270mm X 19mm (diameter)
Surface finish: matte black