Sanken CSS-50 Short Stereo Shotgun Microphone with Three Modes

Sanken CSS-50 Short Stereo Shotgun Microphone with Three Modes

Sanken CSS-50 Short Stereo Shotgun Microphone with Three Modes

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  • For Video, Broadcast TV, and Film
  • Three Distinct Operation Modes
  • Mono Mode for Sharp Shotgun Directivity
  • Stereo Mode for Precise Localization
  • Wide Stereo Mode Expands to 140°
  • 5-Pin XLR Output Connector
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Sanken CSS-50 Overview

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The CSS-50 from Sanken is a three-diaphragm, electret condenser short shotgun microphone that uses pressure gradient technology and supercardioid diaphragms to offer three distinct operational modes. The microphone is suitable for capturing audio in video, broadcast TV, and film applications.

The shotgun mic is small and lightweight with three switchable modes, mono, normal (stereo), and wide (stereo) to satisfy the various needs of location and studio recording solutions. In normal mode, the stereo angle is approximately 115°, and the microphone picks up the targeted sound as well as extremely accurate stereo localization.

Other modes include mono, which provides sharp directivity, and is maintained over a wide frequency range for the aimed frontal sound sources. It picks up the chosen sound source clearly in noisy ambient situations or in a long reverberation space.

Finally, wide mode is designed for stereo recording of sound effects where dialogue will be dubbed in at a later date. This mode allows for a wider 140° pickup pattern compared to conventional M-S microphones, which have a maximum of 127°.

The CSS-50 is Sanken's easy-to-operate and flexible stereo shotgun for use in broadcasting and film. It is a 3-diaphragm electret condenser mic that offers innovative technology in a short, practical form factor
The CSS-50 offers three distinct operation modes. Mono mode offers sharp shotgun directivity, normal (stereo) mode provides precise stereo localization, and wide (stereo) mode allows for expanded 140° stereo, which is ideal for cinematic ambience and sound effects
Thanks to Sanken's original thin square capsule design, the capsules can be stacked in the short sound tube, providing performance equivalent to the CSS-5 in a more compact body. The high-performance electret condenser capsules are equivalent in response to DC-biased capsules
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Sanken CSS-50 Short Stereo Shotgun Microphone with Three Modes
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    Sanken CSS-50 Specs

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    Sound Field Mono, Stereo, Surround
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Electret Condenser
    Polar Pattern Lobar, Stereo Mode, Supercardioid
    Pattern Selection Switched
    Frequency Range 60 Hz to 20 Hz
    Equivalent Noise Level 16 dB A-Weighted
    17 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 120 dB SPL Peak
    Impedance 140 Ohms
    Sensitivity 56 mV/Pa
    100 mV/Pa
    141 mV/Pa
    Output Connectors 1 x 5-Pin XLR
    Operating Voltage 48 V ± 4 V
    Length 8.5" / 215.90 mm
    Diameter 0.87" / 22.10 mm
    Weight 5.6 oz / 159 g
    Packaging Infouuyeywdxvrscu
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.6 x 4.3 x 3.2"

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