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Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Reduced Sensitivity & 3.5mm Locking Connector for Sony Transmitters (No Accessories, Beige)

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Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Reduced Sensitivity & 3.5mm Locking Connector for Sony Transmitters (No Accessories, Beige)
Key Features
  • For Broadcast, Film/Video & Presentation
  • Omnidirectional for Consistent Levels
  • For Sony Transmitters with 3.5mm
  • -9 dB Reduced Sensitivity Level
The beige Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Reduced Sensitivity and Locking 3.5mm Connector for Sony 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. 

Sanken COS-11D Overview

The beige Sanken COS-11D Omni Lavalier Microphone with Reduced Sensitivity and Locking 3.5mm Connector for Sony 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 tiny 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 locking 3.5mm connector and is wired for use with Sony transmitters. Accessories are available separately and are not included with this configuration of the microphone.

Locking 3.5mm Connector
Compatible Wireless Transmitters
  • Sony: Works with Sony bodypack transmitters equipped with a locking 3.5mm connector, including the UWP-D and DWZ Series.
  • Also works with many third-party wireless transmitters and portable audio recorders that are equipped to supply 3 to 10 VDC through a locking 3.5mm connector wired for Sony compatibility.
Broadcast-Quality Sound and Dependable Performance
Subminiature Mic with a Big Sound
The camera-ready COS11-D 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 level able to accommodate 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

Key Specs
Form Factor
Lavalier
Compatible Transmitters
Sony: (Transmitter Models Unspecified)
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
132 dB SPL
Output Connector
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
Power Sources
Plug-In Power
Color
Beige
Microphone
Form Factor
Lavalier
Compatible Transmitters
Sony: (Transmitter Models Unspecified)
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
1x Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Performance
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
132 dB SPL
Sensitivity
3.2 mV/Pa
Dynamic Range
95 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
66 dB
Connectivity
Output Connector
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
Cable Length
5.9' / 1.8 m
Power
Power Sources
Plug-In Power
Operating Voltage
3 to 10 V
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)

Sanken COS-11D Reviews

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Battery mount to 1/4

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 S
Date published: 2023-04-14

Has anyone paired this with Diety Connect kit?

Has anyone paired this with Diety Connect kit?
Asked by: Angel
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 S
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: Calvin M
Date published: 2023-09-26
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