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Sanken Launches CUX-100K Ultra Wide Range Microphone

Sanken Microphones has introduced its new CUX-100K microphone, designed to switch between three settings.

Sanken CUX-100K Ultra Wide Range Microphone
Sanken CUX-100K Ultra Wide Range Microphone (front and back).

Los Angeles, CA (July 8, 2020)—Sanken Microphones has introduced its new CUX-100K microphone, designed to switch between three settings: Cardioid (Far), Cardioid (Near) and Omni modes.

While based on the Sanken Chromatic line’s omni-mode CO-100K—named as such because it’s intended for 100 kHz high-resolution recording—the new microphone’s addition of the two other modes brings that high-res approach to a broader set of applications, such as spatial or close miking uses. As a result, Sanken aims for the new mic to be used in ensemble, solo, vocals and orchestral mic arrays, plus specialized uses such as Foley, location sound effect recording, and all types of acoustic instruments.

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In Omni mode, the mic can be used to capture source, spatial and ambient sounds with articulation and clarity. In Cardioid (Far) mode, the CUX-100K records a mix of moderate ambience and main performance sources with cardioid directivity, making it plausable for stereo and multichannel pairing. In Cardioid (Near) mode, the CUX-100K can operate as a spotlight, solo, or vocal mic. To selectively reject some ambience, the mic is optimized up to 50 kHz.

Because of the way in which analog to digital converters operate, the CUX-100K aligns with the heightened frequency response of new hi-resolution digital audio formats. As X-Y, ORT, or Decca tree overheads, the CUX-100K can also be applied to capture the spatial reality of specialized acoustic spaces.

The CUX-100K is available with an MSRP of $3,400.00.

Sanken Microphones • www.sankenchromatic.com

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