Small, wide frequency range condenser microphone designed mainly for music recording, the CU-55 captures sound beautifully not only for a full orchestra, but also in solo acoustic instrument performances.
The pad switch has a -10dB attenuation and gives the CU-55 two different sensitivity positions, which makes the CU-55 particularly suited for cleanly capturing sound ranging from slight sound to such explosive, high pressure sound sources as trumpets, percussions and drums. In addition to a very flat frequency response (40Hz to 20,000Hz), high maximum SPL of 137 dB at 1% THD and 15dB Equivalent Noise Level performances of the CU-55 offers very wide dynamic range.
Like all other Sanken microphones, the CU-55 is especially renowned not only for its high-quality audibility, but also its reliability.
|Transducer||DC biased condenser|
|Frequency range||40Hz – 20kHz|
(nominal at 1kHz)
|-26dB (50.1mV , 0dB=1V/Pa) : PAD 0dB
-36dB (15.8mV , 0dB=1V/Pa) : PAD -10dB
|Equivalent noise level
|Max SPL (1% THD)||137dB SPL : PAD 0dB
147dB SPL : PAD -10dB
|Switch||PAD switch 0/-10dB|
|Dimensions||113mm X 30mm (diameter)|
|Surface finish||matte brown paint|