Sanken WMS-50 Surround Microphone

Sanken was showing a preliminary version of their upcoming WMS-50 Surround microphone at IBC 2019.

Sanken WMS-50 Surround Microphone

The WMS-50 is an ultra-compact surround system microphone with front and rear MS components outputs. Each MS output is a Mini XLR05M connection.

anken WMS-50 Surround Microphone

The microphone features a figure 8 cardioid pick up pattern that Sanken claims produces smooth and coherent stereo and surround audio.


DirectivityFront M1, Rear M2:Cardiod
Front S, Rear S: Figure 8

TransducerSelf-polarized condenser
Frequency Range60Hz- 20kHz
Sensitivity (nominal at 1kHz)-28db/Pa
Equivalent noise level18dBspl
Max SPL (1% THD)131dBspl
Powering+48V Phantom
Dimensions22.2 mm (diameter) x 175mm
Sanken WMS-50 Surround Microphone

There is currently no information about pricing or availability.

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