CMS-2

Common name: Sanken CMS-2

Production Status: In production

The CMS-2 is an M-S stereo condenser microphone equipped with one-micron thick titanium diaphragm capsules. The original Sanken’s Push-Pull type capsule design is capable of 6dB higher sensitivity than similar sized conventional microphones. The titanium diaphragm provides a wide frequency response and the ability to withstand high SPLs up to 145dB. The CMS-2 is designed primarily to record orchestras and choirs in theatres, concert halls and churches. It is also well suited for TV / radio broadcasting, and studio and live music recording. It offers a natural, uncoloured sound and a perfect reproduction of the stereo sound image. The matrixed output appears as 2 virtual 127° crossed hyper-cardioids. Includes H-21D microphone holder and vinyl case. This model is not available in China and in the EU.

Electrical Characteristics

Frequency Response
20Hz - 18 kHz
Output Sensitivity
2.8 mV/Pa
Max SPL
145
Max SPL, THD:
1
Self Noise (CCIR)
dB
Self Noise (DIN/IEC)
16 dB-A
Output Impedance
250Ω
Recommended Load
1kΩ
Powering
Supply Current
1.4 mA
Alternative Powering

Switchable Options

Pad
Filter/EQ

Physical Characteristics

Connector
XLR-5M
Connector notes
Available Colours
Black
Weight
180 g
Length
176 mm
Min diameter width
20.5 mm
Max diameter
43 mm
Depth

Accessories

Included
H-21D microphone holder. Vinyl case.
Optional
MB2 M-S to L-R matrix. SC-551 5-pin cable. SC-552 XLR5F to 2 x XLR3M Y cable.