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Sanken CS-3e

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
  • Long reach
  • Only 10.6" in length
  • Included accessories: measurement data, instruction manual, warranty card ,vinyl case
  • Specifications
    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
    Weight: 120g
    Dimensions: 270mm X 19mm (diameter)
    Surface finish: matte black
    Connector: XLR-3M
    Free shipping in Canada. Conditions
    Additional information
    For more information about the CS-3e, please visit the website of Sanken
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