Sanken CS-3e Long Shotgun Microphone

£1,199.00 (£999.17 Exc. VAT)
(RRP: £1,249.00) You save: £50.00!
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Sanken CS-3e Long Shotgun Microphone
Sanken CS-3e Long Shotgun Microphone
Sanken CS-3e Long Shotgun Microphone
Sanken CS-3e Long Shotgun Microphone
Sanken CS-3e Long Shotgun Microphone
Sanken CS-3e Long Shotgun Microphone

Sanken CS-3e Long Shotgun Microphone

£1,199.00 (£999.17 Exc. VAT)
(RRP: £1,249.00) You save: £50.00!
Out of stock
Brand: SankenModel: CS-3e
Key Features:
  • Unique three-capsule design with super sharp directivity
  • Extremely low proximity effect and long reach
  • Only 10.6″ in length. Low-cut switch (-3dB @ 100Hz)
  • Clear and natural sound. Standard XLR3 connector
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What's In The Box:

1 x CS-3e Microphone
1 x Protective Vinyl Case

Sanken CS-3e Long Shotgun Microphone

Three directional capsules are arranged in a front-back array to combine line microphone performance and second-order pressure gradient response in a single system. With this unique design, the CS-3e achieves phenomenal supercardioid directivity in the lowest frequen-cies and throughout the full range in a microphone 27cm (10 inches) in length.


  • Unique three-capsule design
  • Super Sharp Directivity
  • Extremely low proximity effect
  • Long reach
  • Only 10.6″ in length
  • Low-cut switch (-3dB @ 100Hz)
  • Clear and natural sound
  • Standard XLR3 connector

It is significant that the CS-3e picks up the targeted frontal sound sources with exceptional clarity over a wide frequency range – even in noisy ambient environments or in long reverberation spaces – by rejecting undesired noise and sounds coming from the rear and sides.

Innovative Technology with 3 Capsules for High Rejection

Conventional shotgun microphones use a line capsule array and a pipe with slits in front of the capsule to create high directivity by utilizing phase interference inside the casing. With this conventional design, high-directivity in the middle-low fre-quency range is not achieved, although high-directivity in the high frequency range is maintained. Conventional shotgun microphones are at a disadvantage because they invariably pick up unwanted sounds coming from the back and sides.

In order to solve this problem, conventional shotgun micro-phones designed for high directivity in the middle-low frequencies require a length of more than one meter (39 inches) in length. However, long shotgun microphones seriously affect mobility and are not ideal for field recording.

The remarkable performance of the CS-3e is based on the combination of a second-gradient and line microphone with three directional condenser elements, using new PPS (Poly-Gold-Phenylene-Sulfide) diaphragms to provide optimum humidity/temperature stability. The CS-3e is small and lightweight with a low-cut switch to satisfy the various needs of location and studio recording. The standard 19mm diameter permits use of a wide range of accessories developed for enhanced performance and field mobility.

The CS-3e virtually eliminates the proximity effect and maintains sharp directivity, while the sonic characteristics do not change with varied distances between sources and microphone. This is a significant advantage over all other directional microphones.



Directivity Super Cardioid / lobar 
Transducer DC biased condenser 
Frequency range 50Hz - 20kHz 
Sensitivity (nominal at 1kHz) 50mV/Pa (-26dB,0dB=1V/Pa) 
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) 15dB-A 
Max SPL (1% THD) 120dB SPL 
Output impedance at 1KHz 120 ohms 
Powering +48±4V phantom 
Current consumption less than 3mA 
Weight 120g 
Dimensions 270mm X 19mm (diameter) 
Surface finish matte black 
Connector XLR-3M 
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