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Sanken CMS-2 Stereo Condenser Microphone

M-S microphone with ideal precise coherent phase capsule layout
Sanken CMS-2 Stereo Condenser Microphone
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The Sanken CMS-2 is an M-S stereo condenser microphone designed primarily to record orchestras, choruses and choirs in theaters, concert halls and churches. Because of the "one point" physical presence of the microphone itself, the operator can obtain a very naturally mixed stereo sound with the use of the MS to LR matrix circuitry. The light titanium diaphragm permits a wide frequency response and the ability to withstand high SPLs up to 145 dB. It is a 48 V phantom driven microphone.

The Sanken CMS-2 is a small and light MS stereo microphone for TV / radio broadcasting, and studio and live music recording. Delivering a natural, uncolored sound and offering perfect reproduction of the stereo sound image, it is ideal as a main microphone for orchestras or musical groups. It is also excellent for capturing difficult sound ambiences of live audiences at pop concerts, talk shows,etc. It features a very flat frequency response (20 Hz to 18 kHz), and inaudible self-noise (16 dB or less), which suits it well for high resolution recording. It also features an original Sanken Push-Pull type capsule design which gives it a 6 dB higher sensitivity than similar sized conventional microphones. It has a high maximum SPL, 145 dB at 1% THD. The CMS-2 has a one-micron thick titanium diaphragm and it can work with the matrix converter or mixing desks.


  • M-S microphone for music recording
  • Ideal precise coherent phase M S capsule layout
  • Unique push-pull transducer and audio circuitry

Additional Information

Condition New
Package Contents Measurement data, instruction manual, warranty card, vinyl case, and H-21D microphone holder
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Bi-Directional / Figure-Eight
Impedance 250 Ohms
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 28 kHz
Sensitivity -51 dBV/Pa (2.8 mV)
Max. SPL 145 dB
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