Sanken CU-41 Dual Capsule Cardioid Condenser Microphone


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  • Tracking a band and need a versatile microphone that can handle drums, electric or acoustic guitar, a horn section, or big vocal sound? The CU-41 captures it all, with a transparent, very detailed and truly high-fidelity sound. On a grand piano, this mic gives clarity and low-end quality like no other. A rich, male baritone resonates through the speakers with unbelievable warmth.

    Unlike conventional microphones, the CU-41 houses two condenser titanium capsules vertically mounted and transformer coupled. Sanken’s original circuitry combines the outputs from the two diaphragms to provide a totally pure sound without phase distortion. The microphone has a solid cardioid pattern with low proximity effect.

    The titanium capsules are impervious to humidity and temperature, providing a very stable and consistent sound. It’s not easy to produce capsules using titanium, again Sanken provides a unique solution.

    Suitable for a wide variety of applications in recording, broadcasting, television and motion picture studios, the CU-41 delivers flat response from 20Hz to 20KHz. It can faithfully pick up everything from the pulsating lows of the deepest bass instruments to the piercing highs of a coloratura soprano; from the gentlest whisper to the most deafening percussive sound – without clipping. Response is uniform over the full audible frequency range.

    In the 80s this mic was very popular for vocals, then it also gained popularity as a spotlight mic for orchestral and then jazz.


    • Classic 80’s mic with crystal clear sound
    • Dual titanium diaphragms immune to humidity and temperature fluctuation
    • Smooth cardioid polar pattern
    • Transparent and distortion-free
    • Totally flat frequency response

    Recommended Applications

    • Acoustic Guitar
    • Background or Chorus Vocals
    • Brass and Woodwind
    • Drums Close Mic
    • Electric/Bass Guitar Amps
    • Orchestra Solo
    • Piano
    • Upright Bass
    • Vocals
  • Transducer DC biased condenser
    Directivity Cardioid
    Frequency response 20Hz – 30kHz
    Sensitivity 7mV/Pa(-43dB, 0dB=1V/Pa)
    Equivalent noise level (IEC) 15dB A
    Max SPL(1% THD) 140dB SPL
    Output impedance( 1kHz ) 180 ohms
    Powering +48V±4V phantom
    Current consumption 1.5mA x 2
    Weight 600g / 1.32lbs
    Dimensions 180mm x 50mm (D)
    7.09in x 1.97in (D)
    Surface finish Satin nickel
    Connector XLR-3-12C(M) equivalent
    1: GND, 2: Hot, 3: Cold
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