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Sanken CS-1e Short Shotgun Mic

Model: CS-1e

Sanken CS-1e Short Shotgun Mic
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About: Sanken CS-1e Short Shotgun Mic

The low cost CS-1e is a remarkably directional shotgun microphone, featuring a longer pickup reach, extended low frequency response and significantly lower noise. The lightweight CS-1e is easily handheld, mounted on a boom pole or concealed on the new smaller camera bodies.

Performance is consistent with the renowned Sanken shotguns that have gained worldwide popularity among top professionals. Very sharp directivity guarantees a targeted sound while eliminating unwanted background noise.

Exceptional Audio Quality On Location

The CS-1e’s extremely rugged design and unique components assure optimum resistance to humidity and adverse temperature changes. A variety of windscreens and shock-mounting options provide versatility in the field.

By delivering exceptional audio throughout the entire sonic spectrum, the CS-1e is the ideal microphone for seasoned operators as well as the new generation of independent producers, videographers and filmmakers. Affordably priced, the CS-1e is ideal for today’s highly mobile operators.

  • Unique long reach and sharp directivity
  • Ideal for mounting on HD camcorders
  • Suitable for ENG applications
  • Short 7″ length, light weight (less than 3oz) for easy operation
  • Sanken’s original square-type DC-biased condenser capsule
  • Improved sensitivity via redesigned capsule and circuitry
  • Improved S/N ratio through advanced capsule sensitivity
  • Extended low frequency response
  • Quick response after power on
  • Advanced RFI rejection
  • Wide 50Hz – 20 kHz frequency range
  • Accepts high sound pressure levels without distortion
  • Rugged and dependable design

Included Accessories:

  • WM-1e Foam windscreen, Black
  • ROCS (2 set): Rubber O-Rings that expand the CS-1eʼs diameter to fit the larger shock mounts of cameras [
  • CS-1e Vinyl Case


  • Model Name: CS-1e
  • Transducer: DC Biased condenser
  • Directivity: Super Cardioid (Mid-Low), Lobe (High)
  • Frequency response: 50Hz – 20kHz 
  • Sensitivity (at 1kHz): 63mV/PA (-24dB, 0dB=1V/Pa)
  • Equivalent noise level (A weighted): 15dB-A
  • Max SPL (1% THD): 130dB SPL
  • Output impedance( 1kHz ): 120 ohms
  • Powering: +48±4V phantom
  • Current consumption: less than 3.5mA
  • Weight: 2.9 oz (80g)
  • Dimensions: 7.15″ (181mm) length, 0.75” (19mm) diam.
  • Surface finish: Matte Black
  • Connector: XLR-3-12C(M) equivalent - 1: GND, 2: Hot, 3: Cold

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