Las Vegas (April 14, 2016)—World-class microphone manufacturer Sanken is introducing the new CSS-50 short stereo shotgun microphone at the 2016 NAB Show.
The CSS-50 is a comparably affordable, easy-to-operate three-diaphragm electret condenser stereo shotgun for use in broadcasting and film. Sanken developed the three-capsule CSS-50 to capture the center sound like a normal shotgun with the addition of two mic capsules for variable stereo imaging.
The CSS-50 offers three distinct operation modes. Mono mode offers sharp shotgun directivity, normal (stereo) mode provides precise stereo localization, and wide (stereo) mode allows for expanded 140-degree stereo, suited for cinematic ambience and sound effects.
According to Sanken, the CSS-50 is notably effective in the 400 Hz to 3 kHz range for optimum stereophonic perception.
Featuring Sanken’s original thin square capsule design, the CSS-50’s capsules are stacked in its short sound tube, providing performance equivalent to the company’s full size CSS-5 in a more compact body.
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