CS-3e Location and studio shotgun featuring exceptional off-axis rejection
Unique design combination of line mic array and second pressure gradient method
Very sharp pinpoint directivity
Provides rich human voice characteristics
CS-3e stands out among shotgun microphones because it maintains directivity over an extremely wide frequency range, especially in the low frequencies. Because of its unique design, the CS-3e is an excellent choice for use in difficult applications, such as close-to-ceiling positions or locations near a noisy camera. Even in such challenging situations, the excellent side and rear rejection of the CS-3e helps to capture only the targeted dialogue without ambient reverberation problems. The CS-3e delivers sharp directional sound even in the lower frequencies. Sanken’s original design results in a low proximity effect which facilitates working in a scene close-up and wide, while producing little change in sound character.
In the CS-3e, three directional capsules are arranged in a front-back array to combine line microphone performance and second-order pressure gradient response in a single system. With this unique design, the CS-3e achieves phenomenal supercardioid directivity in the lowest frequencies and throughout the full range in a microphone only 27cm (10 inches) in length. It is significant that the CS-3e picks up the targeted frontal sound sources with exceptional clarity over a wide frequency range – even in noisy ambient environments or in long reverberation spaces – by rejecting undesired noise and sounds coming from the rear and sides.
|Directivity||Super Cardioid / lobar|
|Transducer||DC biased condenser|
|Frequency range||50Hz – 20kHz|
|Sensitivity (nominal at 1kHz)||40mV/Pa (-28dB,0dB=1V/Pa)|
|Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)||15dB-A|
|Max SPL (1% THD)||120dB SPL|
|Output impedance at 1KHz||120 ohms|
|Current consumption||less than 2.5mA|
|Dimensions||270mm X 19mm (diameter)|
|Surface finish||matte black|