Sanken CMS-10 Switchable Mono/Stereo Shotgun Microphone


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  • The CMS-10 provides extremely high-resolution audio to match today’s advanced picture quality. This versatile microphone is switchable between a very sharp directional Mono and rich Stereo in environmental imaging. Stereo angle is 127°. Unlike conventional shotgun microphones, the CMS-10 uses a unique second-order pressure gradient design, enabling precision directional response through multiple cardioid elements in a front-back array. The capsules combine line microphone performance and second-order gradient response in a single compact system. Stereophonic localization depends primarily on signal accuracy and channel separation in the 400Hz to 3kHz range. Pattern control of the CMS-10 has been optimized in this range. Very low and very high frequency response has been optimized along the frontal axis so that the "target" on-axis sounds are clearly delineated.


    • Switchable very sharp mono-shotgun and stereo mic
    • Very short length (210.5mm) and light weight (170g)
    • Using PPS diaphragm, it maintains high durability and quality even in high humidity environments.
    • By use of a specially designed suspension holder, it can isolate camera motor noise in camera mount use.
    • Basic design is M-S, but it includes M-S to L-R circuitry, and allows a direct L-R signal.
  • DirectivityMono=Super Cardioid / lobar
    Stereo=Hyper Cardioid
    TransducerDC biased condenser
    Frequency range150Hz - 20kHz
    Sensitivity (nominal at 1kHz)STEREO 50mV/Pa ( -26dB,0dB=1V/Pa) , MONO 32mV/Pa ( -30dB,0dB=1V/Pa)
    Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)STEREO 20dB-A , MONO 22dB-A
    Max SPL (1% THD)120dB SPL
    Output impedance at 1KHz240 ohms
    Powering+48±4V phantom X 2ch
    Current consumptionless than 2.5mA/ch
    Dimensions211mm X 27.8mm (mesh part diameter)
    26.5mm (suspension cylinder diameter)
    19mm (grip diameter)
    Surface finishmatte black
    ConnectorCable direct out from the microphone, 30cm, XLR-5M
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