Sanken CS-M1 Short Super Cardiod Shotgun Microphone - Rental

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Sanken CS-M1 Short Super-Cardioid Shotgun Microphone

The CS-M1 sets new standards of sound quality for a short shotgun mic. From professional boom pole drama and film location recording to DSLR camera mounted applications, the CS-M1 delivers pristine quality audio with sharp directivity.

At only 4” in length and weighing less than 2 oz., the unobtrusive CS-M1 can be used in tight mic situations to faithfully capture the story. Like all Sanken shotguns, it is rugged and dependable with a wide range of applications where sound clarity and noise rejection are critical requirements.

CS-M1 shown with optional KSM1 shock mount

CS-M1 with ShockmountCapture the Story

The CS-M1’s lightweight, rugged design and unique components assure optimum resistance to humidity and adverse temperature changes.

The mic is especially suited to shoots where tight patterns and premium sound are the goal. It can be camera mounted without interfering with even a short lens, yet still provide the quality of audio demanded by today’s professionals, all at an affordable price.

  • Unique Sanken lightweight design
  • Sharp directivity
  • Clear sound
  • Short 4″ length, lightweight (less than 2oz) for easy operation
  • Ideal for boom pole operation on drama and film shoots
  • Ideal for mounting on cameras with short lens
  • Suitable for ENG applications
  • Standard 19 mm diameter
  • Advanced RFI rejection
  • Wide 100Hz – 18kHz frequency range
  • Rugged and dependable design

Model Name



Back Electret Condenser


Super Cardioid / lobar

Frequency response

(100Hz – 18kHz)

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


+48V±4V Phantom Powering

Current consumption



1.9oz (55g)


4.1″ (103mm) length
0.75″ (19mm) diam.

Surface finish

Matte Black


XLR-3-12C(M) equivalent
1: GND, 2: Hot, 3: Cold

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