Sanken WMS-5 Five-Channel Surround Microphone

BH #SAWMS5 • MFR #WMS-5
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Sanken WMS-5 Five-Channel Surround Microphone
Key Features
  • For Broadcast and Film Applications
  • Five Surround Outputs (L, C, R, LS, RS)
  • M-S to L/R Matrix Circuitry Built-In
  • M-S Stereo Recording
The WMS-5 Five-Channel Surround Microphone from Sanken is a professional field microphone designed to capture audio for five-channel surround recordings. The three capsules (mid-front, side, mid-rear) are placed to maintain precise phase-coherence and deliver accurate five-channel surround sound for HDTV broadcast and film applications.
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  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Sanken WMS-5 Five-Channel Surround Microphone

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Sanken WMS-5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Five Channel Surround
  • 3Three Mic Capsules in One Body
  • 4Five Discrete Output Channels

The WMS-5 Five-Channel Surround Microphone from Sanken is a professional field microphone designed to capture audio for five-channel surround recordings. The three capsules (mid-front, side, mid-rear) are placed to maintain precise phase-coherence and deliver accurate five-channel surround sound for HDTV broadcast and film applications.

Five discrete balanced XLR outputs send audio to separate recorder tracks, mixer channels, etc. M-S (mid-side) to left/right stereo matrix circuitry is built into the microphone, making it easy to use. The WMS-5 Five-Channel Surround Microphone delivers high-quality audio and flexibility that is suitable for feature film audio, broadcast audio, sound design recordings, and more.

Five Channel Surround

The WMS-5 is designed to capture and reproduce audio in five-channel surround.

Three Mic Capsules in One Body

The WMS-5 features 3 capsules (2 mid capsules for the front and rear, along with a third capsule for the sides) that are placed for precise phase coherence and accurate surround reproduction.

Five Discrete Output Channels

Five discrete balanced XLR output connectors isolate surround audio to separate mixer channels and recorder tracks.

Sanken WMS-5 Specs

Microphone
Sound FieldSurround
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternHypercardioid, Supercardioid
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL120 dB SPL Peak
Impedance120 Ohms
Sensitivity44.7 mV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level20 dB A-Weighted
22 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 12-Pin Multi
Power
Operating Voltage48 V
Physical
Dimensionsø: 1.09 x L: 9.25" / ø: 27.8 x L: 235 mm
Weight8.29 oz / 235 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14 x 7 x 5"
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