・ 5 surround outputs from one microphone (L, C, R, LS, RS)
・ Compact size: 235mm(length), 235g(weight)
・ Precise phase coherent M, S, M capsule layout
・ MS to LR Matrix circuitry in the microphone body
・ Ideal 5.0 sound localization
・ Various accessories available for outdoor operation
The WMS-5 is the world's first 5-channel Surround microphone self-contained in
one mic body. As the newest model in a comprehensive line of the highest quality
microphones for audio recording, HDTV broadcast and film, the breakthrough
Sanken WMS-5 utilizes extensive M-S stereo research conducted in conjunction
with Japan's NHK. The WMS-5 is the ideal microphone for on location multichannel
Surround sound for broadcast and film has become quite popular, but creating
realistic multi-channel soundtracks in post-production from traditional
microphone sources has proven problematic, time consuming, and unnatural. The
WMS-5 delivers realistic surround sound with minimal setup time, and is easily
mounted on a camera, boom pole, or pistol grip.
The Sanken WMS-5, an exclusive Sanken design based on the well known M-S method
of recording, provides 5 surround outputs signals. The front “M" capsule is used
for both “C" and front L, R. The “S" signal is for both front L, R and rear LS,
RS. The rear “M" capsule is used for LS and RS. In order to keep precise phase
coherence, capsules are set vertically on the same axis. The front “C" capsule
has shotgun directivity.
Stereo angle is 120 degree (L-R, LS-RS).