Sanken CS-1

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Great boom mic, excellent for on camera use as well. Broadcast sound quality, very directional, and compact for factor.

From the manufacturers website...
"The CS-1 Short Shotgun Microphone employ

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Reviews (27)

Average 5.0 Stars

Great package and Cory is a pleasure to work with.

March 2017

Cory was amazing to work with and offered great advice during set up.

March 2017

Great camera rental. Easy pickup/dropoff in East Williamsburg. Kit was well organized and everything worked great. Thanks Cory!

May 2017

Amazing kit and camera! Cory was super helpful with getting everything.

September 2017

Great Kit! Cory was super helpful. Definitely renting this setup again.

October 2017

Cory is great! Easy to communicate with and very accommodating with pick up and drop off. Gear in good condition and very well packed. Awesome first time KitSplit experience!

November 2017

Cory's complete kit is fantastic. Literally everything you need to hit the ground running, perfectly working and a breeze to arrange handoff. I will definitely be renting from Cory again and highly recommend his kit!

December 2017

Cory was very accommodating and gear was in perfect condition. Would definitely recommend.

Cory's equipment is spotless - felt like we picked up brand new gear straight from a store. Super nice guy, great attitude and easy to reach. We'll be doing business again. :)

March 2018

Everything went smooth. Thank you so much!

Cory's camera kit is fantastic value for money. I always rent from him when it's available! Highly recommended.

May 2018

Cory was super accommodating and gear was excellent!

June 2018

Great communication, everything went smoothly! Thanks!

July 2018

Lights worked great, Cory was easy to coordinate with.

Amazing kit and super flexible owner!

September 2018

A pleasure to rent from Cory, he made it a smooth and easy process

October 2018

Great camera package. Easy pickup and Drop off

Cory was great to work with. Easy pickup/dropoff and gear came back in great shape. Thanks!

Great rental -- quick communication, easy flexible pick up, good gear. Thanks!

February 2019

Great camera package easy rental

April 2019

Awesome renter, great experience! Would highly recommend!!!

April 2019

Cory was truly the best. Flexible with pick up and drop, knowledgeable, casual and kind. He really came through in a bind when I had data issues post-shoot and saved my production with his proxies. Cannot recommend him enough!

June 2019

Great kit and easy rental. Cory is super helpful. Would definitely rent from him again.

November 2019

Came in clutch with awesome equipment! Great communicator.

Super easy, great experience!

Super smooth and easy rental experience. Will be doing it again!


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Equipment Replacement Value: $850

Great boom mic, excellent for on camera use as well. Broadcast sound quality, very directional, and compact for factor.

From the manufacturers website...
"The CS-1 Short Shotgun Microphone employs the same innovative technology as previous Sanken mics in a new, smaller, ultra-compact housing. Specifically designed for the film and television industries, the CS-1 is unobtrusive and easily avoids the camera's view. Sharp directivity delivers highly targeted sound while eliminating background noise through off-axis rejection.

Measuring only 7 inches in length, the CS-1 is ideal for mounting on video and film cameras, and with a weight of only 3.5 ounces, it is easy to maneuver on boom poles and is also effective as a handheld shotgun mic. Utilizing Sanken's original square condenser capsule, the CS-1 has a flat frequency response well beyond 20kHz."


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