Stereo (Wide/Normal) Mono Switchable Shotgun Microphone
  • MONO, Normal STEREO and Wide STEREO 3 MODE switchable
  • Superb rear rejection at 180 degrees even in low frequencies
  • MONO-STEREO compatibility. Mono and phantom center have the same sound characteristics

In the MONO mode, sharp directivity is maintained over a wide frequency range for the aimed frontal sound sources, using the combination of a second gradient microphone and a line microphone. It is significant that the CSS-5 picks up the chosen sound source very clearly even in a noisy ambient situation or in a long reverberation space.

In the NORMAL mode, the CSS-5 clearly picks up the targeted sound as well as extremely accurate stereo localization. STEREO angle is 120°.

The WIDE mode is designed for stereo recording of sound effects and environmental information where dialogue will be dubbed in at a later date. This mode allows a wider 140 degree stereo width.

Mono-Stereo Compatibility
In stereo recordings, the frequency response of the MONO summed output often exhibits interference, or comb filtering. This phenomenon is caused by phase differences between the Left and Right signals. This does not occur in single point recording 

Common specifications 

Super Cardioid / lobar , 2ch Stereo 
TransducerDC biased condenser 
Frequency range100Hz - 15kHz 
SensitivityMONO 35mV/Pa ( -29dB,0dB=1V/Pa)
(nominal at 1kHz)NOR 45mV/Pa ( -27dB,0dB=1V/Pa)
WIDE 71mV/Pa ( -23dB,0dB=1V/Pa) 
Equivalent noise level18dB-A 
Max SPL (1% THD)120dB SPL 
Output impedance240 ohms 
at 1KHz
Powering+48±4V phantom X 2ch 
Current consumptionless than 2.5mA ( Lch ) , less than 1.6mA ( Rch ) 
Dimensions300mm X 45mm , 22.5mm (slit part diameter) , 19mm (grip diameter) 
Surface finishmatte black 

Included Accessories 

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instruction manual
Included Accessories02vinyl case

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