Sanken CS-M1 Moisture-Resistant Ultracompact Shotgun Microphone

BH #SACSM1 • MFR #CS-M1
Sanken CS-M1 Moisture-Resistant Ultracompact Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Film, TV & Location Recording
  • Ultracompact & Moisture-Resistant
  • No Switches, Buttons, or Dials
  • 70 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
Little more than half the length of the CS-1e, the Sanken CS-M1 moisture-resistant ultracompact shotgun microphone is designed for capturing dialogue, foley, and sound effects in sterling sound quality while always staying out of the shot. Compared to the CS-1e, the CS-M1 is advantageous when used on close-range sources that don't produce extended bass frequencies.
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Sanken CS-M1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Resists Humidity and Temperature Changes
  • 3Professional Sound Quality
  • 4Phantom Powered
  • 5Ideal for Mounting on a Boompole or Camera
  • 6Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

Little more than half the length of the CS-1e, the Sanken CS-M1 moisture-resistant ultracompact shotgun microphone is designed for capturing dialogue, foley, and sound effects in sterling sound quality while always staying out of the shot. Compared to the CS-1e, the CS-M1 is advantageous when used on close-range sources that don't produce extended bass frequencies.

For independent and major film, television, and location recording gigs where you need a space-saving mic that remains a featherweight on boompoles or short-lens cameras, the CS-M1 is ideal. It's short interference tube and consistent off-axis tone also make it well suited for indoor use.

The microphone exhibits a supercardioid polar pattern at low and midrange frequencies, and transitions to a lobar pattern at high frequencies, allowing it to attenuate the 90° off-axis points by about 10 dB from 250 Hz to 2 kHz and by over 14 dB at 4 kHz.

Resists Humidity and Temperature Changes

When working outdoors in humid environments, moisture and condensation can cause many mics to fail. The CS-M1's rugged design and purpose-built components provide optimum resistance to humidity and hostile temperature changes, assuring dependable signal quality in a variety of environmental conditions.

Professional Sound Quality

The CS-M1 was built for use by independent videographers and demanding sound recordists alike. Its frequency response incorporates a rise in treble peaking at 9 kHz to increase intelligibility and a natural bass roll-off below 70 Hz to mitigate rumble. Its low self-noise of 16 dBA and ultrahigh sensitivity of -22 dB produce signal purity that's ready to be mixed.

Phantom Powered

Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 44 to 52 VDC phantom power, the CS-M1 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras.

Ideal for Mounting on a Boompole or Camera

Since the CS-M1 isn't bundled with a mic clip or shockmount, consider these separately available options to mount the CS-M1 and prevent the transfer of vibrations to the microphone. The Rycote INV-6 shockmount is perfect for mounting the CS-M1 on a boompole or traditional mic stand, and you can get a 3/8"-16 to shoe adapter to allow attachment to a camera's shoe. The CS-M1's body features a matte black finish to prevent distracting visual reflections.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The CS-M1 has a urethane windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise indoors and outside, consider the Rycote 7cm Classic-Softie furry windshield (available separately).

Sanken CS-M1 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range70 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL137 dB SPL (1% THD)
Off-Axis Rejection4 dB at 60°
30 dB at 120°
12 dB at 180°
Impedance140 Ohms at 1 kHz
Sensitivity-22 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level16 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Digital Audio
Digital Signal ProcessingNone
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption4 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, 5/8"-27 Female, Camera-Mount, Shockmount (with Optional Hardware)
Dimensionsø: 0.75 x L: 4.06" / ø: 19 x L: 103 mm
Weight1.94 oz / 55 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.005 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.65 x 4.35 x 3.45"
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