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Sanken Short M-S Stereo Shotgun Microphone

BH #SACMS50 • MFR #CMS-50
Sanken Short M-S Stereo Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Compact Stereo Condenser Shotgun
  • M-S (Mid-Side) Configuration
  • Cardioid and Figure-8 Patterns
  • 60 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Range
Ideal for boom pole operation on drama and film shoots, the Short M-S Stereo Shotgun Microphone from Sanken is a compact, stereo condenser shotgun microphone. It features an M-S (Mid-Side) configuration, which makes it possible to adjust the stereo width from mono to stereo at the mixer or in post-production. The shotgun includes two outputs, a Cardioid and Figure-8, which can be fed into the mixer for width adjustments. The microphone can be mounted onto a separately available shock mount or a camera without interfering with a short lens. Additional features include a 60 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range, an HPF switch, and a 5-pin XLR connector. The microphone ships with a foam windscreen and a vinyl case.
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Sanken CMS-50 Overview

Ideal for boom pole operation on drama and film shoots, the Short M-S Stereo Shotgun Microphone from Sanken is a compact, stereo condenser shotgun microphone. It features an M-S (Mid-Side) configuration, which makes it possible to adjust the stereo width from mono to stereo at the mixer or in post-production. The shotgun includes two outputs, a Cardioid and Figure-8, which can be fed into the mixer for width adjustments. The microphone can be mounted onto a separately available shock mount or a camera without interfering with a short lens. Additional features include a 60 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range, an HPF switch, and a 5-pin XLR connector. The microphone ships with a foam windscreen and a vinyl case.

Cardioid and Figure-8 patterns provide smooth stereo
Suitable for ambient recording such as field sports, movies, and operas
Compact design
Suitable for boom pole operation on drama and film shoots
Suitable for a camera with short lens
Advanced RFI rejection
HPF switch to change low-frequency characteristic
60 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range

Sanken CMS-50 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Camera-Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid / Figure-8
Frequency Range
60 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
138 dB SPL (1% THD)
Analog Output
1x XLR 5-Pin Female (Locking, on Mic)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Form Factor
Camera-Mount
Sound Field
Mono / Stereo
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid / Figure-8
High-Pass Filter
60 Hz
Performance
Frequency Range
60 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
138 dB SPL (1% THD)
Impedance
140 Ohms at 1 kHz
Sensitivity
-28 dB at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level
18 dB SPL A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 5-Pin Female (Locking, on Mic)
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
V ()
Physical
Dimensions
ø: 0.9 x L: 5.4" / ø: 2.29 x L: 13.72 cm
Weight
4.6 oz / 130 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.12 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.6 x 4.3 x 3.1"

Sanken CMS-50 Reviews

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Are both the cardioid and fig. 8 capsule electret ...

Are both the cardioid and fig. 8 capsule electret condensers? If so, does it really take 8ma of phantom power just to run the preamps in this mic?
Asked by: Ben
Yes, the Sanken CMS-50 microphone includes electret condenser capsules for its cardioid and figure 8 patterns. According to the manufacturer's specifications, the mic requires +48V ± 4V phantom power for operation and current consumption is 4 mA per channel.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2021-12-20

What is the pinout for the 5-pin XLR?

What is the pinout for the 5-pin XLR?
Asked by: Ben
The 5-pin XLR connector for the Sanken CMS-50 is wired as follows: 1. Ground, 2. M-Hot, 3. M-Cold, 4. S-Hot, 5. S-Cold.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2021-12-20

Does B&H sell a cable that works with this mic to ...

Does B&H sell a cable that works with this mic to split the 5pin XLR to two 3pin XLR - one Mid, one Side?
Asked by: Alex
Yes, we do have cables available in various different lengths that can be used with the Sanken Short M-S Stereo Shotgun Microphone. the RODE NT4-DXLR Stereo 5-Pin XLR to Dual 3-Pin XLR Cable for NT-4 Fixed X/Y Condenser Microphone - 10.3' (B&H # RONT4DXLRCBL), the Sennheiser ACS5 5-pin XLR Female to Dual XLR Male Y Cable for MKH418S and MKE44P Microphones - 6" (B&H # SEACS5), the Sony 5-Pin to Dual 3-pin XLR Cable for ECM-680S - 16"(B&H # SO5P3PXSGC), or the Sony 5-Pin to Dual 3-pin XLR Cable for ECM-680S - 1' (B&H # SO5P3PXSGC).
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-03-05
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