Sanken To Introduce CU-55 Mic at AES

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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.

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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 priced at 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 or phone 323.845.1171