Sanken COS-22 2-Channel Omni-Directional Miniature Double Capsule Lavalier Mic

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COS-22 - Overview

World's First Double Lavalier Mic!

Designed for critical miking --theSanken COS-22, the world's first dual-capsule lavalier microphone. In the tradition of the popular Sanken COS-11s lavalier, the ultra miniature COS-22 measures only 1.25" in length but boasts a full frequency response up to 20,000 Hz. The two-channel, dual-omni directional COS-22 is designed for a variety of applications, including stereo and boundary-style miking, and for live broadcasting it provides a completely redundant dual capsule design with totally separated electronics.

The new COS-22 is a dual capsule design in a single housing. Two omnidirectional COS-11's are mounted end to end and wired with a single cable. The application for double (backup) miking is obvious, but other potential applications are noise canceling and stereo.

The Sanken COS-22 is a dual capsule omnidirectional lavalier microphone designed to capture vocals, ambiance and general instruments. The capsule features dual high performance omnidirectional microphones, opening an array of possibilities such as stereo instrument and ambiance capturing for music, film and sound design applications.

The COS-22 features a 5-pin XLR output, making it an effective solution in cases where the signal must be split and routed to different devices (redundancy), a practice that is common in news gathering and anchor situations.

Noise cancelling and directional characteristics can be achieved with a field mixer by reversing the phase of one channel, before summing the two outputs to mono. The impressive sound and unusual design of the COS-22 make it a reliable utility microphone that serves well in sound design, broadcast, feature film applications and more.

Ultra-Miniature Profile: The COS-22 features a miniature profile for easy concealment in broadcast and film applications.

Complete Redundancy: The capsules are matched providing identical signal characteristics. The COS-22 is a great choice for splitting the signal into different input devices.

High Output and Low Noise Floor: The COS22 provides a high output and low noise floor with an extremely smooth omnidirectional pattern over a wide frequency range.

3 Layer Windscreen: Built-in three layer windscreen prevents wind noise, pops and sibilance.

High Humidity Resistance: The capsule is designed to provide a high resistance against moisture and humidity.

  • Specifications:

    • Transducer: Self-polarized Electret Condenser.
    • Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional.
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz.
    • Dynamic Range (Typical): not specified by manufacturer.
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Less than 28dBA.
    • Maximum Input Sound Level: 137dB SPL (1% THD).
    • Power Requirements: 48V Phantom +/-4V DC.
    • Output Impedance: 180 Ohms.
    • Output Connectors: 5-pin XLR.
    • Pad: No.
    • Low Frequency Roll-Off: No.
    • Dimensions: Cable Length: 9.84 Feet (3 meters).
    • Weight: 20g including cable.
  • Item Includes:

    • HC-22 Holder Clip
    • 1 Year Warranty
    • Vinyl case

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