Stereo Mono Switchable Shotgun Microphone
  • Switchable very sharp mono-shotgun and stereo mic
  • Very short length (210.5mm) and light weight (170g)
  • Using PPS diaphragm, 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 it includes M-S to L-R circuitry, and allows a direct L-R signal.

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. Stereo angle is 127°.

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. 

Common specifications 

Mono=Super Cardioid / lobar
Stereo=Hyper Cardioid 
TransducerDC biased condenser 
Frequency range150Hz - 20kHz 
SensitivitySTEREO 50mV/Pa ( -26dB,0dB=1V/Pa) , MONO 32mV/Pa ( -30dB,0dB=1V/Pa) 
(nominal at 1kHz)
Equivalent noise levelSTEREO 20dB-A , MONO 22dB-A 
Max SPL (1% THD)120dB SPL 
Output impedance240 ohms 
at 1KHz
Powering+48±4V phantom X 2ch 
Current consumptionless than 2.5mA/ch 
Dimensions211mm X 27.8mm (mesh part diameter)
26.5mm (suspension cylinder diameter)
19mm (grip diameter) 
Surface finishmatte black 
ConnectorCable direct out from the microphone, 30cm, XLR-5M 

Included Accessories 

Included Accessories01
suspension cylinder set
Included Accessories02WSJ-10 Short fur Softie windjammer
Included Accessories03rubber plate X 2
Included Accessories04instruction manual
Included Accessories05cardboard box

Frequency Response1 

Polar Pattern1 

Polar Pattern2