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Sanken Mono Shotgun Microphone

Abel Code: SK-CS-3E
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
This Sanken Mono Shotgun Mic provides pinpoint directivity and off-axis rejection. It suits vocal work and positioning near noisy cameras. CS-3E features a super-cardioid polar pattern, frequency response of 50Hz-20kHz, plus accepts 48V Phantom power.
Key Highlights
  • Exceptional off-axis rejection
  • Unique design
  • Sharp, pinpoint directivity


This 10" Sanken Mono Shotgun Microphone (CS-3e) delivers excellent directivity with its off-axis rejection. It is ideal for location and studio work, plus it suits vocal recordings due to how it provides rich human voice characteristics to your audio. 

Use this mono mic on your camera or on a boom pole. Because of its high directivity and a high pass filter, you can place this microphone near noisy locations and still pick up the voice of the speaker in front of your camera lens.

The Sanken CS-3e Mic stands out among shotgun microphones because it maintains directivity over an extremely wide frequency range, especially in the low frequencies. This make has a unique design which combines line mic array and second pressure gradient methods. Due to this, 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, (3) 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 only10" (27 cm) 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.

What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Vinyl case
  • Sanken Mono Shotgun Microphone


Key Highlights

  • Exceptional off-axis rejection
  • Unique design
  • Sharp, pinpoint directivity
  • Creates rich vocal recordings
  • Suits close to ceiling or noisy cameras


Output Connector/Port:
1 x XLR 3-pin


120 Ohms @ 1 kHz
Microphone Options:
Microphone Notes:
THD - 1%
50 mV/Pa @ 1 kHz
Frequency Range:
50 Hz to 20 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level:
15 dB A-Weighted
Max SPL:
120 dB SPL


Input Voltage:
48 V ± 4 V


Phantom Power:
Yes - 48V


3.6 in
2.1 in
13.1 in
0.95 lb
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