Sanken CS-3E Short Shotgun Condenser Cardioid Microphone Capsule
- For Film, TV & Location Recording
- Lightweight & Moisture-Resistant
- 3 Capsules for Sharp, Even Directivity
- 50 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
In the Box
- Sanken CS-3e Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone
- Sanken Vinyl Case for CS-3E Microphone (Replacement)
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
With three capsules for even sharper, more uniform directivity than that of the CS-1e or CS-M1, the Sanken CS-3e moisture-resistant shotgun microphone gives professional sound recordists high-end audio quality for capturing clear dialogue, foley, and sound effects in challenging environments.
Its long and focused reach, low noise, and strong output yield top-tier audio performance in a lightweight design. Plus, it features a selectable 100 Hz low-cut filter for minimizing rumble and bass buildup. Thanks to the CS-3e's multi-capsule design, proximity effect is nearly eliminated while maintaining a consistent tonal signature at various distances.
The CS-3e shotgun microphone exhibits a steady supercardioid polar pattern across the frequency spectrum, allowing it to attenuate the 90° off-axis points by about 14 dB from 1 to 2 kHz, by 18 dB at 4 kHz, and by 24 dB at 8 kHz. For independent and major film, television, and location recording gigs, the CS-3e is Sanken's flagship mono shotgun microphone.
The CS-3e picks up targeted frontal sound sources with 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.
Resists Humidity and Temperature Changes
Professional Sound Quality
Ideal for Mounting on a Boompole
Add a Windscreen to Minimize Wind Noise
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