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Sanken WMS-5

The Sanken WMS-5 is a double M-S 5.0 surround microphone w/ internal matrix providing reliable, phase coherent 5 ch. surround sound. It offers discrete L, C, R, LS, & RS outputs

The WMS-5 is the world's first 5-channel Surround microphone self-contained in one mic body. As the newest model in a comprehensive line of the highest quality microphones for audio recording, HDTV broadcast and film, the breakthrough Sanken WMS-5 utilizes extensive M-S stereo research conducted in conjunction with Japan's NHK. The WMS-5 is the ideal microphone for on location multichannel audio recording.

Surround sound for broadcast and film has become quite popular, but creating realistic multi-channel soundtracks in post-production from traditional microphone sources has proven problematic, time consuming, and unnatural. The WMS-5 delivers realistic surround sound with minimal setup time, and is easily mounted on a camera, boom pole, or pistol grip.

The Sanken WMS-5, an exclusive Sanken design based on the well known M-S method of recording, provides 5 surround outputs signals. The front "M" capsule is used for both "C" and front L, R. The "S" signal is for both front L, R and rear LS, RS. The rear "M" capsule is used for LS and RS. In order to keep precise phase coherence, capsules are set vertically on the same axis. The front "C" capsule has shotgun directivity.
Stereo angle is 120 degree (L-R, LS-RS).
  • 5 surround outputs from one microphone (L, C, R, LS, RS)
  • Compact size: 235mm (length), 235g(weight)
  • Precise phase coherent M, S, M capsule layout
  • MS to LR Matrix circuitry in the microphone body
  • Ideal 5.0 sound localization
  • Various accessories available for outdoor operation
  • Included accessories: WMS-5 Vinyl Case, WSC-535/2.0 Breakout Cable, 12 pin to 5 x XLRM 3 pin
  • Specifications
    Directivity: Super Cardioid (Center output), Hyper Cardioid (L,LS,R,RS outputs)
    Transducer: DC biased condenser
    Frequency range: 50Hz - 20kHz
    Sensitivity (nominal at 1kHz): 44.7mV/Pa ( -27dB,0dB=1V/Pa)
    Equivalent noise level (A-weighted): MONO 20dB-A , STEREO 22dB-A . SURROUND 22dB-A
    Max SPL (1% THD): 120B SPL
    Output impedance at 1KHz: 120 ohm
    Powering: +48±4V phantom X 5ch
    Current consumption: less than 4mA/ch
    Weight: 235g
    Dimensions: 235mm X 27.8mm (metal mesh part diameter) , 19mm (grip diameter)
    Surface finish: matte black
    Connector: Multi 12Pin
    Free shipping in Canada. Conditions
    Additional information
    For more information about the WMS-5, please visit the website of Sanken
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