Long Distance Shotgun Pickup
with a Rich, Natural Tone
120mm long acoustic tube in a standard 250 mm length / 19mm diameter body, with
the proprietary Sanken rectangular capsule for supersharp directivity. Greater
directivity and extended reach over greater distances. A rich, natural sound
makes the CS-2 ideal for a wide range of uses, such as for outdoor location
sound, interviews, sports, drama, variety shows, and many more. The “high boost
switch automatically compensates for the attenuation of high frequencies when
the mic is used with a windscreen/windjammer for outdoor use. As a result, the
full, natural sound is maintained.
||Super Cardioid / lobar
||DC biased condenser
||50Hz - 20kHz
(nominal at 1kHz)
|Equivalent noise level
|Max SPL (1% THD)
||High boost swicth (+3dB/8kHz)
||less than 3.5mA
||250mm X 19mm (diameter)
|WM-23 urethane wind screen
Max Aguilera-Hellweg Lauds New
Sanken CS-2 Short Shotgun ; Targets Audio in Robotics Story for National
Pictured on location is filmmaker Max
Aguilera-Hellweg with his Sanken CS-2 short shotgun microphone mounted on a
Panasonic P2 camera.
Tokyo, Japan - Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Max Aguilera-Hellweg
encountered a potential disaster while shooting a documentary in Singapore about
robotics for National Geographic: his Panasonic P2 camera fell and smashed his
new Sanken CS-2 short shotgun microphone. Luckily the mic performed admirably
during his filming and he was able to visit Sanken headquarters in Tokyo during
his return trip to the US.
"The mic was working fine, but it got badly dented in the accident,"
Aguilera-Hedwig explained. "I was worried that the electronics would fail, so I
contacted Sanken and the response was unbelievable. They immediately invited me
to drop by and restored the mic to its original condition."
Aguilera-Hellweg, who began his still photography career as an assistant to
Annie Liebowitz at Rolling Stone, has worked for National Geographic, LIFE
Magazine, GEO, Stern, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Fortune, Time,
Newsweek, The New Yorker, and The London Sunday Times. His short films have been
viewed by 900,000 YouTube viewers, and he regularly shoots video to supplement
his still photo features for National Geographic.
In researching shotgun microphone choices for his work, he visited Professional
Sound Services in NYC and explained that he was getting too much ambient sound
and they suggested the new Sanken CS-2 microphone, well known for it's ability
to target a sound source and achieve great clarity in recording.
"I used it for my coverage of a robotic event in one of the worst situations for
audio, a large convention center where they were staging a robotic soccer game,"
Aguilera-Hellweg explained. "The Sanken CS-2 gave me a very clear sound with
great response to the primary sound source I was looking for."
The CS-2, newest model in Sanken's comprehensive shotgun microphone line, offers
extended reach in a standard length mic via the company's unique audio tube
length and proprietary rectangular diaphragm design. As a result, a rich natural
tone is produced throughout the frequency spectrum, emulating the operation of
much longer shotgun microphones.
"What most impressed me with Sanken, was the response in Tokyo," concluded
Aguilera-Hellweg. "When a company responds like that, you gain a sense of trust
that makes you feel comfortable with the equipment. When you are out there in
the field, there are so many variables and you can only depend on the gear and
the people behind it. I am trying to bring the full production value of really
good sound and Sanken delivers just that."