Common name: Sanken CUW-180
Production Status: In production
A double-headed microphone designed with stereo X-Y recording in mind. Each cardioid pattern condenser capsule can be independently adjusted through any angle, up to 180 degree in 15 degree detented increments. The feature provides the simplest and most direct method of adjusting X/Y recording angles. The close coupling of the capsule pair allows perfect phase coherence between X and Y. For Surround recording pairs of CUW-180 in dual X/Y mode can also provide a conceptually simple method of recording both Front L/R and Rear L/R (Ls/Rs) signals.
The CUW-180 can also be used in two-handed interview situations and on camcorders.