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Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Reduced Sensitivity & Servo-Bias TA5F Connector for Lectrosonics Transmitters (No Accessories, White)

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Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Reduced Sensitivity & Servo-Bias TA5F Connector for Lectrosonics Transmitters (No Accessories, White)
Key Features
  • For Broadcast, Film/Video & Presentation
  • Omnidirectional for Consistent Levels
  • Wired For Lectrosonics Servo-Bias TA5M
  • -9 dB Reduced Sensitivity Level
The white Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Reduced 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 white Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Reduced 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. Accessories are available separately and are not included with this configuration of the microphone.

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.

More Headroom for Loud Speech and Vocals

This version of the mic features a -9 dB reduced sensitivity setting for louder speech and vocal levels up to 132 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

Microphone
Form FactorLavalier
Sound FieldMono
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL132 dB SPL
Impedance700 Ohms
Sensitivity3.2 mV/Pa
Dynamic Range95 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio66 dB
Equivalent Noise Level28 dB A-Weighted
THD< 1%
Connectivity
Output Connectors1 x TA5/Mini XLR 5-Pin Female Balanced (Lockable)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Cable Length5.9' / 1.8 m
Cable Diameter0.1" / 2.1 mm
Power
Operating Voltage3 to 10 V
Operating Current Consumption0.5 mA
Physical
ColorWhite
MountingAlligator Clip, Lapel Pin / Dracula Mount, Rubber Body Mount (with Optional Hardware)
Dimensionsø: 0.2 x L: 0.6" / ø: 4 x L: 16.1 mm
Weight0.8 oz / 24 g (Microphone)

Sanken COS-11D Reviews

One of the best omni lav

By Pierre
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-02

Definitely worse the cost. I have been using these for years.

Best

By Yahong
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-11

I've been wanting to get these for so long, and it didn't fail my expectation! Easy to hide, super clean!

The best

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-19

You can't beat the sound quality and compact, small size.

Very Best Lavalier

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-30

Sound quality is several steps above the competition and I've used several.Vocal quality is pristine -you cannot go wrong for either Lectrosonics use OR with available XLR adapter, using with direct connections to cameras/recorders.

Best mic for documentary

By Jeremy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-03

I do a lot of documentaries where I absolutely must have the best audio for a master take. Easy to place, excellent fat sound, and no worries.

Amazing lavalier microphone

By Riza
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-16

This is exactly the quality I'm looking. Will buy another set soon with the Sony UWP-D21 Wireless.

Excellent microphone

By matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-16

One of the best lav microphones you can get at any price! This is the top pick for professional sound recording, they are extremely heavy duty

Fantastic

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-01

I've been wanting to get one of these for years but the cost has prevented me. My Sennheiser MKE1 (which I Loved!) finally went out on me so I'm went with this next. So far I Love it!!

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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
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Asked by: Angelito
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