Common name: Sanken CS-1
Production Status: Discontinued / Vintage
Related Mics:Sanken CS-1e
The CS-1 is a short shotgun microphone featuring multiple capsules with square diaphragms. It is ideal for film and TV applications. The microphone is exceptionally short and light while retaining high directivity that is remarkably consistent, greater than 20 dB front-to-back ratio, across almost the entire frequency response. It can handle very high sound pressure levels, up to 137 dB. The CS-1 is small enough to fit onto ENG cameras but can also act as a high-quality boom microphone.