SHORT 5.4″

Sanken Premieres New CMS-50 Short Stereo Shotgun Mic

CMS-50 is shown with the optional GS-23 shock mount

The Sanken CMS-50 is shown with the optional GS-23 shock mount (click for hi-res image)

Los Angeles, CA, May 2019 – Sanken Microphones is introducing the new CMS-50 stereo condenser microphone, setting new standards for sound quality and versatility in a compact shotgun mic. Ideal for boom pole operation or camera mounted, the mic is especially suited to ambient film and sports recording and shoots where tight patterns and premium sound are sought.

The unique CMS-50 features M-S (Mid-Side) configuration, which makes it convenient to adjust the stereo width at the mixer or in post-production. For smooth and clear stereo imaging, the mic includes two outputs, a Cardioid and Figure-8, which can be fed into the mixer for width adjustments. If both outputs are recorded, stereo width can be managed in post. The cardioid output alone can be used for mono recording.

At only 5.4” in length and weighing only 4.6 oz., the unobtrusive CMS-50 is rugged and dependable in a wide range of applications where sound clarity and noise rejection are critical requirements. It can be camera-mounted without interfering with even a short lens, yet still provide the quality of audio demanded by today’s professionals.

The CMS-50’s lightweight, rugged design and unique components assure optimum resistance to humidity and adverse temperature changes. An HPF switch adjusts low frequency characteristics.

Available in June 2019. MSRP: $1,795

CMS-50 Stereo Shotgun