Common name: Sanken WMS-5
Production Status: In production
The WMS-5 is a compact light weight double M-S 5.0 surround microphone with internal decoding matrix providing phase coherent 5 channel surround sound. It offers discrete L, C, R, LS, & RS outputs. WMS-5 utilises extensive M-S stereo research conducted in conjunction with Japan’s NHK. It is ideal for on location multichannel audio recording, HDTV broadcasting and film. The WMS-5 is easily mounted on a camera, boom pole, or pistol grip. Using an exclusive Mid-Side-Mid capsule design with an internal matrix, the WMS-5 provides 5 channel surround sound: discrete Left, Center, Right, Left Surround, and Right Surround outputs from one microphone. The “M” capsule is used for both Center with shotgun directivity and front Left and Right. The “S” signal is used for both front Left and Right and rear Left Surround, Right Surround. The rear “M” capsule is used for Left Surround and Right Surround. All capsules are aligned vertically on the same axis for precise phase coherence.