New York, NY (July 22, 2016)—Sanken has introduced the new CU-51 cardioid large diaphragm condenser (LDC) as part of its Sanken Chromatic range of professional studio microphones. According to the manufacturer, the CU-51 is designed for vocal use and is useful for a broad range of instrument and ensemble applications, too.
Key features include a 138 dB maximum SPL, a “truly flat” frequency response, and dual phase-coherent, humidity- and temperature-resistant polyphenylene (PPS) capsules—one optimized for low frequencies, one optimized for high frequencies.
Unlike most common cardioid LDC microphones, a remarkable characteristic of this particularly wider-cardioid LDC lies in its ability to maintain nearly-flat frequency, overall uniform tonal response in both on-axis and off-axis positions in relation to the sound source. As such, it remains consistent in frequency and overall sound, more accurately translating the sound source, even when the sound source is variably off axis. This is especially helpful in capturing a vocal, as artists move, turning their heads and such, during a recording session.
Sanken’s KS-51 Shock Mount Basket Suspension mount is available as an accessory.