Sanken Chromatic CU-41

Crystal Clear, Open and Detailed Dual-Capsule Cardioid Mic


Looking for a microphone that captures a perfect sonic panorama in either near-field or far-field imagery? The Sanken CU-41 is the microphone that delivers just that, with a completely natural, uncolored sound.
The special two-way transducer provides a totally flat frequency response and its distortion-free performance is renowned worldwide.

The Original 80’s Dual Capsule Cardioid Featuring Titanium Diaphragm Material
Faithfully pick up everything from the pulsating lows of the deepest bass instruments to the piercing highs of a coloratura soprano
Tracking a band and need a versatile microphone that can handle drums, electric or acoustic guitar, a horn section, or big vocal sound? The CU-41 captures it all, with a transparent, very detailed and truly high-fidelity sound. On a grand piano, this mic gives clarity and low-end quality like no other. A rich, male baritone resonates through the speakers with unbelievable warmth.
Unlike conventional microphones, the CU-41 houses two condenser titanium capsules vertically mounted and transformer coupled. Sanken’s original circuitry combines the outputs from the two diaphragms to provide a totally pure sound without phase distortion. The microphone has a solid cardioid pattern with low proximity effect.
The titanium capsules are impervious to humidity and temperature, providing a very stable and consistent sound. It’s not easy to produce capsules using titanium, again Sanken provides a unique solution.
Suitable for a wide variety of applications in recording, broadcasting, television and motion picture studios, the CU-41 delivers flat response from 20Hz to 20KHz. It can faithfully pick up everything from the pulsating lows of the deepest bass instruments to the piercing highs of a coloratura soprano; from the gentlest whisper to the most deafening percussive sound – without clipping. Response is uniform over the full audible frequency range.
In the 80s this mic was very popular for vocals, then it also gained popularity as a spotlight mic for orchestral and then jazz.
Classic 80’s mic with crystal clear sound
Dual titanium diaphragms immune to humidity and temperature fluctuation
Smooth cardioid polar pattern
Transparent and distortion-free
Totally flat frequency response

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 2 in