Sanken CMS-10 Mono/Stereo Switchable Short Shotgun Microphone

Sanken CMS-10 Mono/Stereo Switchable Short Shotgun Microphone
 Sanken CMS-10 Mono/Stereo Switchable Short Shotgun MicrophoneSanken CMS-10 Mono/Stereo Switchable Short Shotgun Microphone 

Sanken CMS-10 Mono/Stereo Switchable Short Shotgun Microphone

The CMS-10 provides extremely high-resolution audio to match today’s advanced picture quality. This versatile microphone is switchable between a very sharp directional Mono and rich Stereo in environmental imaging.

Unlike conventional shotgun microphones, the CMS-10 uses a unique second-order pressure gradient design, enabling precision directional response through multiple cardioid elements in a front-back array. The capsules combine line microphone performance and second-order gradient response in a single compact system.

Stereophonic localization depends primarily on signal accuracy and channel separation in the 400Hz to 3kHz range. Pattern control of the CMS-10 has been optimized in this range. Very low and very high frequency response has been optimized along the frontal axis so that the "target" on-axis sounds are clearly delineated.


  • Switchable very sharp mono-shotgun and stereo microphone
  • Very short length (210.5mm) and light weight (170g)
  • Using PPS diaphragms, it maintains high durability and quality even in high humidity environments
  • By use of a specially designed suspension holder, it can isolate camera motor noise in camera mount use
  • Basic design is M-S, but includes M-S to L-R circuitry, and allows a direct L-R signal 

Accessories Included

  • WSJ-10 Short Fur Softie Windjammer
  • Suspension Cylinder Set


Directivity Mono = Super Cardioid
Stereo = Hyper Cardioid (L-R Outputs)
Transducer DC biased Condenser
Frequency Range 150Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity (nominal 1kHz) STEREO 50mV/Pa (-26dB, 0dB=1V/Pa)
MONO 32mV/Pa (-30dB, 0dB=1V/Pa)
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) STEREO 20dB-A
Max SPL (1% THD) 120dB SPL
Output impedance at 1 kHz 240Ω
Powering +48±5V phantom x 2ch
Stereo angle 127° 
Current consumption Less than 4mA / ch
Weight 170g
Dimensions 211mm x 27.8mm (metal mesh part diameter)
26.5mm (suspension cylinder diameter)
19mm (grip diameter)
Surface finsih Matte Black
Connector Cable direct out from the microphone, 30cm, XLR-5M

Delivery Services

At Pinknoise Systems we like to offer our customers a wide choice of delivery options for their orders, and our prices are affordable and competitive. We also use only the best, most reliable couriers and delivery services to get your equipment where it needs to be - quickly and securely. Please find an outline of our services, prices and timescales below.

Delivery Times

Delivery times are based on when the package(s) leaves our premises. Sometimes, due to stock restrictions or a non-completed order, delivery may take longer as there is a delay with couriers, which is unfortunately out of our hands. If your order is urgent, or details change, please do let us know.
For full details, fees, and time schedules, please see our Delivery Information page.

Returns & Refunds

New items: You can return goods you have ordered from us for any reason, at any time within 30 working days of receipt (14 to initiate the process), for a full refund or for an exchange for a different product from our range. Items must be packed suitably and insured for full loss in the event of a delivery problem. Pinknoise Systems will not be responsible for lost or damaged return goods. Lost or damaged goods may affect the level of refund you receive. For full details of our returns policy, please click here.

£1,800.00 £2,550.00
Saving Of:  £750.00 (29%)
(£1,500.00 Exc. VAT)


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Model:  SANK-CMS10
Part No.:  CMS-10
Manufacturer:  Sanken

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825 802

International Delivery

International delivery

We ship across Europe and around the world and have a multitude of shipping options available to our international customers during the checkout, including express delivery for urgent orders.


We have a next day shipping option available for the UK with our DPD courier service, which features delivery alerts, personal delivery preferences and driver tracking with the DPD mobile app.


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Sanken CMS-10 Mono/Stereo Switchable Short Shotgun Microphone

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