The CUW-180 twin capsule condenser is two capsules attached to one body for convenient and pristine stereo recording. Each of the two capsules is independently adjustable from 0º to 180º, providing a versatile microphone for a variety of stereo and surround recording applications.
It has great dynamic range, is very flat and more versatile than conventional X-Y as the response is consistent when used both near to instruments and further away as overheads.
High Definition X-Y for Instruments, Interviews, Overheads and Surround
Two exceptionally engineered cardioid condenser microphones combined in one compact body
The breakthrough CUW-180 is two exceptionally engineered cardioid condenser microphones combined in one compact body. Each of the two 180° capsules is independently adjustable with 15˚ detents. For stereo recording, such as common X-Y configurations, the precise alignment of both capsules maintains optimum on-axis response and phase coherence. The CUW-180 can also be used in interview situations between face-to-face participants, in a bi-directional figure 8 design, but with full independent control of each signal.
It is important to note that two microphone capsules in one body creates an ideal stereo configuration because the actual physical design takes into account the effect of the microphone body itself, as opposed to two separate microphones which are not physically designed to work adjacent to one another. The advanced physics employed in the operation of the CUW-180 utilizes extensive research conducted with NHK and furthers the Sanken legacy of incorporating new and innovative design concepts.
For stereo recording, such as common X-Y configurations, the position of both capsules maintains optimum on-axis response and phase coherence. For surround applications, two CUW-180 mics can capture 4 channels of Left, Right, Surround Left and Surround Right program simultaneously, with four independently adjustable signals.
Easy adjustment for various X-Y stereo requirement
Maintains precise phase coherence
Optimum on-axis response
Lightweight and compact
Two 180° adjustable cardioid condenser
microphones in one body