CMS-7s

Common name: Sanken CMS-7s

Production Status: Discontinued / Vintage

The Sanken CMS-7s is a portable MS stereo condenser microphone for indoor and outdoor TV and radio broadcasting and motion picture making. It is equipped with two titanium diaphragms. These are immune to temperature and humidity changes. The CMS-7s is supplied with a special high-voltage PSU which includes matrix circuitry (CMS-MBBII), to record stereo signals in 5-point selectable angle ranges. Due to the MS array, the microphone delivers a very good ambient sound without any lack of the very precise centre image. It is the first microphone of its kind to boast axial directivity, its compact size and weight enable a single person to handle all outdoor stereo recording. The CMS-7s will mount to any standard 19 mm diameter hand-grip. Includes CMS-MBBII power supply and matrix box. (The CMS-MBBII is identical to the CMS-MBBI but adds an headphone monitoring output).

Electrical Characteristics

Frequency Response
50Hz - 20 kHz
Output Sensitivity
10 mV/Pa
Max SPL
130
Max SPL, THD:
1
Self Noise (CCIR)
dB
Self Noise (DIN/IEC)
19 dB-A
Output Impedance
30Ω
Recommended Load
0.6kΩ
Powering
Supply Current
2 mA
Alternative Powering

Switchable Options

Pad
Filter/EQ
100Hz, 150Hz

Physical Characteristics

Connector
7-pin
Connector notes
Available Colours
Black
Weight
250 g
Length
235 mm
Min diameter width
19 mm
Max diameter
61 mm
Depth

Accessories

Included
Case. CMS-MBB matrix /PSU.
Optional
CMS-MBB I M-S to LR converter with battery PSU. GS-7s. Handgrip with suspension. WS-/s windscreen. WJ-7s windjammer. TC-7s Aluminium carrying case. SC-74, 2 XLR3 to XLR7 cable with 10dB ATT for use of CMS-MBB at post-production.