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Sanken CS3 short shotgun mic

The Fantastic Sanken CS3 shotgun mic, one of our favourites, a very

good sounding mic, lovely tonality, excellent rejection characteristics

brilliant for location dialogue in a windshield.

Location And Studio Shotgun Featuring Exceptional Off-axis Rejection

・ Location and studio shotgun featuring exceptional off-axis rejection
・ Unique design combination of line mic array and second pressure 
     gradient method

Very sharp pinpoint directivity
・ Providing quite rich human voice

The CS-3e stands out among shotgun microphones because it maintains directivity over an extremely wide frequency range, especially in the low frequencies. Because of its unique design, the CS-3e is an excellent choice for use in difficult applications, such as close-to-ceiling positions or locations near a noisy camera. Even in such challenging situations, the excellent side and rear rejection of the CS-3e helps to capture only the targeted dialogue without ambient reverberation problems. The CS-3e delivers sharp directional sound even in the lower frequencies. Sanken's original design results in a low proximity effect which facilitates working in a scene close-up and wide, while producing little change in sound character.

In the CS-3e, three directional capsules are arranged in a front-back array to combine line microphone performance and second-order pressure gradient response in a single system. With this unique design, the CS-3e achieves phenomenal supercardioid directivity in the lowest frequencies and throughout the full range in a microphone only 27cm (10 inches) in length. It is significant that the CS-3e picks up the targeted frontal sound sources with exceptional clarity over a wide frequency range - even in noisy ambient environments or in long reverberation spaces - by rejecting undesired noise and sounds coming from the rear and sides.

Sanken COS-11 lavalier mic

Superb Sound in a New Generation Ultra-miniature Lavalier Mic


Overcomes digital transmitter RFI

Water Resistant

Durable Design

Great Clear and Rich Sound

4 Color Choices

Improved Moisture Resistance

Original Vertical Diaphragm Design

Optimized for the Human Voice


Sanken has introduced the COS-11D, a new version of the popular lavalier which overcomes digital transmitter RFI (radio frequency interference).

In today’s wireless transmission systems the microphone must remain unaffected by new forms of digital transmitter signals. While the benefits of these new systems are obvious, they present new challenges in the area of emission protection. In many cases, noise levels increase and the S/N ratio is deteriorated by the interference of digital transmitters. Sanken has designed the COS-11D specifically to diminish the instances where interference is an issue.


The new COS-11D joins the COS-11 tradition of providing an ideal solution for live broadcasting, location recording and studio applications. To provide a wide scope of applications, four colors are available in the COS-11D series: Black, Gray, Beige and White.