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Sanken CSS-5

The Sanken CSS-5 selectable MONO/STEREO shotgun microphone features a five (5) capsule design with three modes of operation. Sharp mono, directional stereo, or wide 140º pattern.

World's First Stereo Shotgun ---- with Three Modes of Operation

MONO, Normal STEREO and Wide STEREO 3 MODE switchable
Superb rear rejection at 180 degrees even in low frequencies
MONO-STEREO compatibility. Mono and phantom center have the same sound characteristics

In the MONO mode, sharp directivity is maintained over a wide frequency range for the aimed frontal sound sources, using the combination of a second gradient microphone and a line microphone. It is significant that the CSS-5 picks up the chosen sound source very clearly even in a noisy ambient situation or in a long reverberation space.

In the NORMAL mode, the CSS-5 clearly picks up the targeted sound as well as extremely accurate stereo localization. STEREO angle is 120°.

The WIDE mode is designed for stereo recording of sound effects and environmentalinformation where dialogue will be dubbed in at a later date. This mode allows a wider 140 degree stereo width.

Mono-Stereo Compatibility
In stereo recordings, the frequency response of the MONO summed output often exhibits interference, or comb filtering. This phenomenon is caused by phase differences between the Left and Right signals. This does not occur in single point recording
  • Mono - For sharp shotgun directivity and excellent low frequency definition
  • Normal - For precise directional hyper-cardioid focus with accurate stereo localization
  • Wide - Expanded 140 degree stereo image for cinematic ambiance and stereo sound effects
  • Unique 5 capsule design
  • Wide 100Hz-15kHz frequenzy response
  • Standard XLR5 connector
  • Uses standard accessories
  • Included accessories: instruction manual,vinyl case
  • Specifications
  • Directivity: Super Cardioid / lobar , 2ch Stereo
  • Transducer: DC biased condenser
  • Frequency range: 100Hz - 15kHz
  • Sensitivity (nominal at 1kHz): MONO 35mV/Pa ( -29dB,0dB=1V/Pa), NOR 45mV/Pa ( -27dB,0dB=1V/Pa), WIDE 71mV/Pa ( -23dB,0dB=1V/Pa)
  • Equivalent noise level (A-weighted): 18dB-A
  • Max SPL (1% THD): 120dB SPL
  • Output impedance at 1KHz: 240 ohms
  • Powering: +48±4V phantom X 2ch
  • Current consumption: less than 2.5mA ( Lch ), less than 1.6mA ( Rch )
  • Weight: 250g
  • Dimensions: 300mm X 45mm , 22.5mm (slit part diameter) , 19mm (grip diameter)
  • Surface finish: matte black
  • Connector: XLR-5M
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