June 2007—Sanken’s (www.sanken-mic.com) WMS-5 delivers phase-coherent surround sound with five discrete outputs (L/ C/R/Ls/Rs) from one compact 9.25-inch/8.3-ounce body. The “M” capsule is used for both a shotgun-directivity Center and front Left/Right. The “S” signal is utilized for both front Left and Right and rear Left Surround, Right Surround. A rear “M” capsule is used for Left/Right Surround.
February 2007—Sanken’s ($2,295) CUW-180 handles both stereo and surround applications. Its two cardioid condenser microphones are oriented at 180 degrees and are independently adjustable with a 15-degree detent for X/Y configurations. The precise alignment of both capsules is said to maintain optimum on-axis response and phase coherence. The CUW-180 has a 5-pin XLR output.
November 2006—Sanken’s WMS-5 surround M/S mic has five outputs (L, C, R, Ls, Rs), with the matrix circuitry contained within its 8.3-ounce mic body.
Sanken’s CO-100K superwide-range omnidirectional mic is the world’s first 100kHz mic designed specifically for professional high-resolution recording. Applications include recording music with a wide dynamic range, especially acoustic instruments, and capturing a new world of detail in recording sound effects. Its compact size and unobtrusive appearance also makes it ideal for orchestral and other live recording environments.
SANKEN COS-22 MICROPHONE
July 2005—The tiny and versatile COS-22 from Sanken is a dual-capsule lavalier offering redundancy and boasting high-quality audio, but it could also be used for location recording applications. Its phantom-powered twin omni capsules measure just 1.25 inches in length, weigh only 20 grams (including the cable) and take up to 137dB SPL (1% THD). Channel 2 can be flipped in polarity, offering noise cancellation when both channels are summed.
November 2004—Sanken’s new double 180° cardioid condenser microphone is two cardioid condenser microphones joined in one body! Each of the two 180° capsules are independently adjustable, providing a versatile microphone for a variety of stereo and surround recording applications. Two CUW-180s are ideal for true 4-channel recording. Retail: $2,995.
September 2004——For those wanting to capture audio well above the audible spectrum, the new CO-100K omnidirectional condenser mic from Sanken (www.plus24.net) boasts a frequency response from 20 Hz to 100 kHz. The fixed-omni mic can take more than 137 dB (1% THD) of SPL and outputs less than 22 dB of self-noise (A-weighted). Price: $1,895.
SANKEN CS-1 SHORT SHOTGUN
October 2003—The CS-1 Short Shotgun Microphone employs the same
innovative technology as previous Sanken mics in a smaller,
ultracompact housing. Sharp directivity delivers targeted sound while
eliminating background noise. Less than eight inches in length, the
CS-1 is ideal for mounting on video/film cameras, and with a weight of
only 3.5 ounces, it is also easy to maneuver on boom poles. Utilizing
Sanken’s original square-condenser capsule, the CS-1 has a flat
frequency response beyond 20 kHz and handles up to 137 dB.
June 2003—Sanken (dist. by Plus24, www.plus24.net) showed
cool new mics at NAB: The CS-01 short shotgun has a bargain $799 price;
the $1,850 CO-100K omni condenser has a true 100kHz bandwidth; and the
$2,650 CUW-180 is a stereo condenser with twin cardioid capsules
mounted on 180-degree swivels.
SANKEN BOUNDARY MIC
December 2002—The miniature CUB-01 cardioid boundary mic from
Sanken overcomes the limitations of previous boundary mic designs,
producing a rich, full-bodied sound. Thanks to its cardioid directional
characteristics, narration and dialog are clearly recorded while
unnecessary background noise is eliminated. The CUB-01’s small size
allows for discreet placement in film work using double-sided tape.
January 2002—At the fall 2001 AES, just over 1 inch in diameter,
the CUB-01 Universal Condenser Boundary Microphone from Sanken is ideal
for concealed miking in broadcast, film, theater, TV and sports,
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October 2000—Sanken’s newest mic, the CMS-10, is the world’s
first camera-mount stereo shotgun mic. The CMS-10 is ideally suited to
today’s high-definition cameras because of its extraordinary
performance in matching the selected sound with the camera’s picture.
This is due to the CMS-10’s ability to maintain high directionality
even in a noisy situation or in an environment with pronounced