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Sanken CSS-5 Stereo Mono Switchable Shotgun Microphone

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Sanken CSS-5 Stereo Mono Switchable Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Mono, Stereo & Wide Stereo Modes
  • Array of 5 Directional Elements
  • Stable Operation in Humid Conditions
The CSS-5 Stereo Mono Switchable Shotgun Microphone from Sanken is designed for capturing stereo or mono signal and can be used for television, film, concert recording, sound design and much more. The flexibility of the CSS-5 lies within it's ability to capture in Normal (stereo), Mono and Wide (stereo) modes.
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Sanken CSS-5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Stereo (Normal) Mode
  • 3Stereo Wide Mode
  • 4Mono Mode
  • 5Eliminates Proximity Effect

The CSS-5 Stereo Mono Switchable Shotgun Microphone from Sanken is designed for capturing stereo or mono signal and can be used for television, film, concert recording, sound design and much more. The flexibility of the CSS-5 lies within it's ability to capture in Normal (stereo), Mono and Wide (stereo) modes.

The accurate, transparent signal reproduction is based on an array of five directional condenser elements, with PPS (Polyphenylene-Sulfide) diaphragms to provide optimum humidity / temperature stability. The CSS-5 is equally responsive in the horizontal and vertical planes with high sensitivity, wide frequency response and excellent dynamic range. The CSS-5 is small and lightweight with switchable mono / stereo functions. The standard 19mm diameter permits use of a wide range of accessories developed for enhanced performance and field mobility.

Stereo (Normal) Mode
Normal mode provides an accurate, transparent stereo pick up of the targeted source. Stereo angle is approximately 115 degrees.
Stereo Wide Mode
Wide mode provides a generous stereo pick up area and is ideal for ambiance or sound effect recording for film, sound design etc. Wide mode allows a 140 degree pick up area.
Mono Mode
Mono mode provides sharp directivity over a wide frequency range. Signal is accurately reproduced at the front of the microphone capsule while off-axis ambient sound is greatly reduced.
Eliminates Proximity Effect
Close range, low-frequency proximity effect is eliminated due to the sophisticate array of the capsules.

Sanken CSS-5 Specs

Microphone
Sound FieldMono, Stereo
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternSupercardioid
CircuitrySolid-State
Gain AdjustmentNone
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range100 Hz to 15 kHz
Maximum SPL120 dB SPL
Impedance240 Ohms at 1 kHz
Sensitivity71 mV/Pa
Equivalent Noise Level18 dB A-Weighted
THD1%
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 5-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption2.5 mA
Physical
MountingNone
Included CaseSoft Case
Dimensionsø: 1.77 x L: 11.81" / ø: 44.96 x L: 300 mm
Weight8.82 oz / 250 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.2 x 3.4 x 2.1"

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