Sanken CS-M1 Microphone


The Sanken CS-M1 is an incredibly short and lightweight shotgun microphone that delivers clear and sharp sound quality for a variety of broadcast applications. It is ideal for use as a top mic on the Sony FX6 camera due to its tiny 4″ form-factor, or as an ultra light-weight boom mic.


It features a super cardioid/lobar polar pattern, a wide frequency range of 70Hz-20kHz, and a high sensitivity of -22dB. It also has a low noise level of 16dB SPL and a high maximum SPL of 137dB. The CS-M1 is resistant to humidity and temperature changes, and has advanced RFI rejection. It can be powered by +48V phantom power and has a standard 19mm diameter.

  • Foam windsheild
  • Fluffy
  • Shock Mount
  • Short XLR Cable
Model Name CS-M1
Transducer Back Electret Condenser
Directivity Super Cardioid / lobar
Frequency response 70Hz – 20kHz
Sensitivity (at 1kHz) 79mV/Pa (-22dB, 0dB=1V/Pa)
Equivalent noise level (A weighted) 16dB SPL
Max SPL (1% THD) 137dB SPL
Output impedance (1kHz) 140 ohms
Powering +48V±4V Phantom Powering
Current consumption 4mA
Weight 1.9oz (55g)
Dimensions 19 x 103 mm

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