NAMM 2019: Sanken to showcase full Chromatic mic range

Sanken will be demonstrating its full range of nine Sanken Chromatic professional studio microphones for the first time at NAMM, booth #15123 ACC North Hall Level 1.

The company will be featuring the CU-51 and CU-55 studio cardioids, the supersonic wide-range CO-100K omni, along with the recently re-released CU-31 and CU-32 high-input, high transient response, compact condenser mics.

Visitors who drop by Sanken’s booth for a demo will be entered in a raffle for the CU-31 Sanken Chromatic condenser mic, MSRP $995.

The high transient response of the CU-31 and CU-32 allows for the broadcast or recording of percussion, cymbal sounds and woodwind instruments. They feature 6dB higher sensitivity than conventional microphones, meaning they are also well suited for capturing high pressure sound sources such as trumpets and drums, particularly in tight spaces.

The CU-51 offers a new dual-capsule design, providing an exacting cardioid pattern ideal for vocals and a wide range of musical applications. The double capsule has one diaphragm that is optimised for low frequencies, while the other one captures the higher frequencies, with guaranteed phase coherency.

The CU-55 on the other hand provides a rich vintage sound in a small, lightweight package. Capable of high SPL, it has been tuned to create a “perfect” cardioid pattern, with little proximity effect and a flat response at 90º off axis.

With a 20Hz – 100kHz range, the CO-100K omni-directional condenser microphone is said to be the world’s first super wide-band microphone designed specifically for professional high-resolution, high sample rate recording. Initially finding favour with engineers for orchestral main microphone arrays, it is now being used in a wide range of applications including many acoustic instruments.

Sanken can be found on booth #15123 ACC North Hall Level 1 at the 2019 NAMM Show.