Sanken CS3e Short Shotgun Microphone

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  • Sanken CS3e Short Shotgun Microphone
  • Sanken CS3e Short Shotgun Microphone
  • Sanken CS3e Short Shotgun Microphone
  • Sanken CS3e Short Shotgun Microphone
  • Sanken CS3e Short Shotgun Microphone
  • Sanken CS3e Short Shotgun Microphone

What's in the Box:

  • Sanken CS-3e Mono Shotgun Microphone
  • Vinyl Case
  • 1 Year Warranty

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Sanken CS-3e Short Shotgun Microphone

From the Manufacturer:

The Sanken CS-3E shotgun microphone provides convenient camera mountable size with the directional signal reproduction and range expected of larger, professional shotgun microphones. The CS-3E is designed for directional dialog capturing in studios or on location.

The microphone implements 3 directional capsules arranged in a front-to-back array resulting in phenomenal super-cardioid directivity at high, mid and low frequencies.

The CS-3E is capable of maintaining high signal quality at longer distances, making it ideal for ceiling and overhead placement. In addition to exceptional super-cardioid off-axis rejection, the microphone capsule eliminates low-frequency proximity effect when used in close proximity to the signal source.

Measuring only 10 inches in length, the CS-3E is a candidate for camera or boom pole mounting scenarios. High Super-Cardioid Directivity Three capsules arranged in a linear array provide a super-cardioid directional pattern that rivals conventional phase interference shotgun microphones. High Pass Filter A high pass filter switch eliminates noise and rumble caused by wind, handling and more.

Eliminates Proximity Effect The CS-3E eliminates proximity effect and low-frequency overload caused by close microphone placement. Convenient Size Measuring about 10 inches, the CS-3E is perfect for both camera or boom pole mounting applications."


Model Name CS-3e
Transducer DC biased condenser
Directivity Supercardioid
Frequency response 50Hz – 20kHz
Sensitivity (at 1kHz) -28dB (40mV) ±1dB (0dB=1V/Pa)
Equivalent noise level (A weighted) 15dB or less
Max SPL (1% THD) 120dB SPL
Low Frequency Rolloff -3dB at 10Hz, switchable
Output impedance( 1kHz ) 50 ohms
Powering +48±4V phantom
Current consumption 2.5mA
Weight 4.2 oz (120 g)
Dimensions 10.6″ (270mm) length
0.75” (19mm) diam.
Surface finish Fired Painted, Lusterless Black (Soft Touch Coating)
Connector XLR-3-12C(M) equivalent
1: GND, 2: Hot, 3: Cold

Polar Pattern

Sanken CS-3e Polar Pattern

Frequency Response

Sanken CS-3e Frequency Response