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Sanken Introduces New CU-55 Cardioid Mic at AES

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Sanken Introduces New CU-55 Cardioid Mic at AES

| News, Sanken | October 25, 2012


Latest Addition to the Fine Line of Sanken Studio Chromatic Series Mics

12_10_25_Sanken_CU55_clip_image001Pictured is Sanken’s new CU-55 Cardioid Microphone.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          Press Contact: David Goggin 323.465.5637

Sanken Introduces New CU-55 Mic at NAB
Ideal Off-Axis Cardioid for TV Broadcast, VO and High-End Radio 

Las Vegas, April 8, NAB 2013 — Sanken microphones, world leader in broadcast microphones for more than 50 years, is introducing at NAB 2013 the new generation CU-55 cardioid microphone.  Featuring a modern, compact design, the CU-55 provides a rich, robust sound in a small, lightweight, easy to position package.

The flat off-axis response of this new generation microphone is very useful in handling announcer movement, or when more than one voice is on mic.  The extremely low proximity effect of the CU-55 guarantees even-sounding, smooth broadcasts and helps to make processing consistent and clear.

The CU-55 gives the warm, rich tones and high-quality voice reproduction that is a Sanken hallmark.  This new mic houses a side-firing 16mm capsule with a resonant chamber like the top of the line Sanken CU-44x studio mic — precision tuned to create a perfect cardioid pattern that is omnidirectional below 50 kHz.

The CU-55 uses the same diaphragm material as Sanken’s remarkable CO-100K and CUW-180 mics.  Ideal for voice in broadcast, film VO and high-end radio, the versatile CU-55 is a superb all-around studio mic.

Top Nashville producer/engineer Chuck Ainlay remarked, “Sanken’s new CU-55 is right up there in quality with their entire family of top studio mics, and a welcome addition.  It’s warm and natural, not hyped at all, and is really great as a compact side-address mic that is easy to maneuver into tight spaces.”

* Idea for voice in TV, radio and film
* Natural, transparent, uncolored sound
* Perfect cardioid pattern
*  -10dB attenuation switch for two sensitivity settings
* Flat frequency response (40Hz to 20,000Hz)
* High maximum SPL of 137 dB at 1% THD and 15dB ENL

This new addition to the Sanken line is being introduced at just $1,195.00.

Hear the CU-55 and other fine Sanken mics at NAB  Booth # C3940 .

Learn more about Sanken at distributor http://www.plus24.net or phone 323.845.1171

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San Francisco, October 27, AES 2012 — Sanken microphones, Japan’s first and most original microphone company, is introducing at AES 2012 the new CU-55 cardioid microphone.  Featuring a modern, compact design, the CU-55 provides a rich vintage sound in a small, lightweight, easy to position package.

The CU-55 houses a side-firing 16mm capsule with a resonant chamber like the top of the line Sanken CU-44x that has been tuned to create a perfect cardioid pattern, and is omnidirectional below 50 kHz.   This new generation microphone is flat at 90 degrees, flat on axis, with very little proximity effect.  The CU–55 uses the same diaphragm material as Sanken’s remarkable CU-100 and CUW-180 mics.  Ideal for acoustic instruments like guitars, cello, harp and piano, the CU-55 can also handle the explosive levels of big brass and pounding tympani’s.

Top Nashville producer/engineer Chuck Ainlay remarked, “Sanken’s new CU-55 is right up there in quality with their entire family of top studio mics, and a very welcome addition.  It’s very warm and natural, not hyped at all, and very musical.  I’ve found lots of applications, from the high SPLs of a high-hat to the subtle nuances of acoustic guitar.  It’s also really great as a compact side-address mic and easy to maneuver into tight spaces.  Not everyone is aware of the Sanken legacy of outstanding studio mics, and this affordable addition is a great place to start.”

* Natural, transparent, uncolored sound
* Perfect cardioid pattern
*  -10dB attenuation switch for two sensitivity settings
* Flat frequency response (40Hz to 20,000Hz)
* High maximum SPL of 137 dB at 1% THD and 15dB ENL

This new addition to the Sanken line is being introduced at a special price of just $1,195.00

Hear the CU-55 and the entire Sanken Chromatic Series line at AES 2012  Booth # 1112

Learn more about Sanken at distributor http://www.plus24.net or phone 323.845.1171

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