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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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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
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
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
Date published: 2023-03-05
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