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Sanken CS-3 Location and Studio Shotgun Microphone

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Sanken CS-3 Location and Studio Shotgun Microphone

£1,230.00 (inc VAT) £1,025.00 (exc VAT)

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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)
50mV/Pa (-26dB,0dB=1V/Pa) 
Equivalent noise level
Max SPL (1% THD) 120dB SPL 
Output impedance
at 1KHz
120 ohms 
Powering +48±4V phantom 
Current consumption less than 3mA 
Weight 120g 
Dimensions 270mm X 19mm (diameter) 
Surface finish matte black 
Connector XLR-3M 

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