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Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Normal Sensitivity & Servo-Bias TA5F Connector for Lectrosonics Transmitters (with Accessories, Beige)

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Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Normal Sensitivity & Servo-Bias TA5F Connector for Lectrosonics Transmitters (with Accessories, Beige)
Key Features
  • For Broadcast, Film/Video & Presentation
  • Omnidirectional for Consistent Levels
  • Wired For Lectrosonics Servo-Bias TA5M
  • Normal Sensitivity Level
The beige Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Normal Sensitivity and Hardwired Servo-Bias TA5F Connector for Lectrosonics Transmitters is a subminiature lav microphone designed to deliver clear, full-bodied sound and reliable performance, making it a popular choice among industry professionals in broadcast, TV, theater, film, videography, and more. 
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Sanken COS-11D Overview

The beige Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Normal Sensitivity and Hardwired Servo-Bias TA5F Connector for Lectrosonics Transmitters is a subminiature lav microphone designed to deliver clear, full-bodied sound and reliable performance, making it a popular choice among industry professionals in broadcast, TV, theater, film, videography, and more. 

Engineered to meet the standards of modern digital wireless microphone systems, the COS-11D is RF shielded to eliminate interference issues and ensure a pristine audio signal. The microphone capsule features a rectangular design that sits vertically, increasing the surface area and allowing this little mic to offer a rich, full sound that outperforms many larger models.

The mic's 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response rolls-off extreme low end and provides accurate, transparent audio reproduction with a small presence boost in the 6 kHz area for crisp, intelligible speech. With a forgiving omnidirectional polar pattern that picks up sound in a 360° pattern, levels stay consistent, even when the subject turns away from the mic.

A water-resistant mesh screen protects against humidity, perspiration, makeup, bad weather, and other potential on-location issues, while the durable cable is also moisture-resistant and built to stay soft and pliable, even after extended use. This version of the COS-11D terminates in a TA5F connector and is wired for use with servo-bias Lectrosonics transmitters. A metal windscreen, holder clip, rubber mount, and plastic case are included.

Servo-Bias TA5F Connector
Compatible Wireless Transmitters
  • Lectrosonics: Works with Lectrosonics bodypack transmitters and recorders equipped with a servo-bias TA5M connector, including models in the SM and L Series as well as the UM400a, UM450, LMb, MTCR, and DBu (TA5M version) models.
  • Also works with third-party wireless transmitters and portable audio recorders that are equipped to supply 3 to 10 VDC through a TA5M connector wired for servo-bias Lectrosonics compatibility.
Broadcast-Quality Sound and Dependable Performance
Subminiature Mic with a Big Sound
The camera-ready COS-11D features a subminiature capsule that enables the microphone to be inconspicuous and easily disguised in clothing or costumes. The unique vertical diaphragm design offers a clear and natural sound optimized for the human voice.
Normal Headroom for Standard Speech
This version of the mic features a normal sensitivity setting for standard speech levels up to 123 dB SPL.
Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
The forgiving omnidirectional polar pattern picks up sound from all around the mic and provides a consistent frequency response, even for off-axis sound. This helps to supply clear, intelligible speech and vocals, even when the talent isn't speaking directly toward the microphone.
Tough, Water-Resistant Construction for Indoor/Outdoor Locations
The water-resistant front mesh screen provides reliable protection from perspiration and moisture, making the mic a solid performer in all kinds of weather. The rugged cable is also built to resist moisture and handling noise and stay pliable, even after repeated uses.

Sanken COS-11D Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Lavalier
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
123 dB SPL
Output Connector
1x TA5F/Mini-XLR 5-Pin Female
Power Sources
Plug-In Power
Color
Beige
Microphone
Form Factor
Lavalier
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
1x Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Performance
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
123 dB SPL
Sensitivity
8.9 mV/Pa
Dynamic Range
95 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
66 dB
Connectivity
Output Connector
1x TA5F/Mini-XLR 5-Pin Female
Cable Length
5.9' / 1.8 m
Power
Power Sources
Plug-In Power
Operating Voltage
3 to 10 V
Operating Current Consumption
0.5 mA
Physical
Color
Beige
Dimensions
ø: 0.2 x L: 0.6" / ø: 4 x L: 16.1 mm
Weight
0.8 oz / 24 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.8 x 3.2 x 1.3"

Sanken COS-11D Reviews

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Battery mount to 1/4
Asked by: Ian
This microphone requires 48v Phantom Power. You would need to use an active XLR adapter, of which there are many to choose from, or a simple Phantom Power Supply. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/577469-REG/PSC_FPSC0001_48_PHantom_Single.html
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-05-19

Is there an option to connect it to a XLR input ...

Is there an option to connect it to a XLR input camcorder? Also will it work with my phone's 3.5mm headphone port?
Asked by: Jared
A Rode VXLR+ 3.5mm TRS Female to XLR Male Adapter with Phantom Power Converter, BH #ROVXLR, will allow you to plug this mic into a camera with XLR input, which would be able to provide 48 volt phantom power to the mic. To connect this to a smartphone, you would adapt the end to TRRS with a Rode SC4 3.5mm TRS Female to 3.5mm Right-Angle TRRS Male Adapter Cable for Smartphones, BH #ROSC4. The smartphone will power the mic in this case.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-01-18

Will this work with the Lectrosonics 200 series ...

Will this work with the Lectrosonics 200 series as well?
Asked by: Jonathan
Yes, the Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Normal Sensitivity & Servo-Bias TA5F Connector for Lectrosonics Transmitters will work with Lectrosonics 200 series transmitters that use a TA5 input connector.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-04-14

Has anyone paired this with Diety Connect kit?

Has anyone paired this with Diety Connect kit?
Asked by: Angelito
The COS-11D is compatible with the Diety Connect Kit and would sound amazing.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2020-11-02

Are these locking 3.5mm / ⅛in connections ...

Are these locking 3.5mm / ⅛in connections compatible with the Saramonic uwmic9? The wireless receiver has a bit of a lip around the outlet…
Asked by: J Perry
Saramonic seems like copy of Sony system so most probably will not work because wiring is not the same. It can be expensive gamble.
Answered by: Faris
Date published: 2020-02-27

I bought this one. I have a question. If i ...

I bought this one. I have a question. If i connect sony transmitter this without phantom power, is it operating?
Asked by: Lee
The COS-11D requires 3 to 10V of plug-in power, not phantom power. Phantom power is higher voltage of 12 to 48V. The Sony transmitter will supply the proper amount of plug-in power needed for the COS-11D.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-05-06

Is this compatible with the Rode Rodelink system?

Is this compatible with the Rode Rodelink system?
Asked by: Chauncey
No, the Sony wiring of this mic is not compatible with the RodeLink. Here's a Sennheiser wired version of the COS-11D that would be compatible B&H # SAC11WNSETRB.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-09-21

Does anyone have experience using the Sanken ...

Does anyone have experience using the Sanken COS-11D with 3.5mm Locking Sennheiser Connector with the Rode VXLR Pro adapter?
Asked by: Tanya
The Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Normal Sensitivity & 3.5mm Locking Sennheiser Connector can run off of 3 to 10 V, and the Rode VXLR Pro provides 4 V, so the two would be compatible.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-09-26
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