Sanken CS-3E (CS3E) Location and Studio Shotgun Microphone Featuring Exceptional Off-axis Rejection
The CS-3e stands out among shotgun microphones because it maintains directivity over an extremely wide frequencyrange, especially in the low frequencies. Because of its unique design, the CS-3e is an excellent choice for use in difficultapplications, such as close-to-ceiling positions or locations near a noisy camera. Even in such challenging situations, theexcellent side and rear rejection of the CS-3e helps to capture only the targeted dialogue without ambient reverberationproblems.
The CS-3e delivers sharp directional sound even in the lower frequencies. Sanken's original design results in alow proximity effect which facilitates working in a scene close-up and wide, while producing little change in soundcharacter. In the CS-3e, three directional capsules are arranged in a front-back array to combine line microphoneperformance and second-order pressure gradient response in a single system.
With this unique design, the CS-3eachieves phenomenal super-cardioid directivity in the lowest frequencies and throughout the full range in a microphoneonly 27cm (10 inches) in length. It is significant that the CS-3e picks up the targeted frontal sound sources withexceptional clarity over a wide frequency range - even in noisy ambient environments or in long reverberation spaces - byrejecting undesired noise and sounds coming from the rear and sides.
The CS-3e is small and lightweight with a low-cutswitch to satisfy the various needs of location and studio recording.
The standard 19mm diameter permits use of a widerange of accessories developed for enhanced performance and field mobility. When a conventional shotgun microphone isnear the sound source, proximity effect results in a boosting of certain low frequencies and slight masking of others. TheCS-3e virtually eliminates the proximity effect and maintains sharp directivity, while the sonic characteristics do not changewith varied distances between sources and microphone. This is a significant advantage over all other directionalmicrophones.
・ Location and studio shotgun featuring exceptional off-axis rejection
・ Unique design combination of line mic array and second pressure gradient method
・ Very sharp pinpoint directivity
・ Provides rich human voice characteristics
|Directivity||Super Cardioid / lobar|
|Transducer||DC biased condenser|
|Frequency range||50Hz - 20kHz|
(nominal at 1kHz)
|Equivalent noise level |
|Max SPL (1% THD)||120dB SPL|
|Output impedance |
|Current consumption||less than 3mA|
|Dimensions||270mm X 19mm (diameter)|
|Surface finish||matte black|