The Sanken Chromatic series of seven professional studio microphones provide musicians, sound designers, engineers and producers with the ultimate set of pure, transparent sounding mics for a wide variety of applications. They are designed and meticulously engineered in Japan using the latest technology and include many innovative features such as membranes impervious to humidity and temperature change. The result is a set of mics that have phenomenal frequency response, accurate off axis response, exact patterns, minimal proximity effect, low noise and high SPL tolerance.
Quite simply they are the most natural sounding mics available today that translate the sound you hear and love in the studio to the actual recording. Capture that great voice, that amazing sounding piano, or that powerful acoustic guitar. There are many tools and choices to color the sound during the mix.
Sanken Chromatic mics capture what the musician is actually playing or singing with vivid reality.
Sanken Chromatic is a division of plus24 based in Los Angeles, the exclusive distributor of Sanken Microphones and Accessories in the USA and Canada. Started in 1986 as Developing Technologies Distributors, the company was renamed in 2002 as plus24 to signify the full commitment to the highest possible standards. Today plus24 reaches out to markets worldwide and continues to work closely with manufacturers to design, develop and introduce truly unique and valuable tools for the wide world of entertainment production.
Sanken Microphone Co., Ltd. is one of the leading professional microphone manufacturers in Japan. The company was established in 1926, creating microphones for professional use. In 1933, Rihei Takeuchi, a founder of the company obtained his first patent for the antiagglomeration of carbon particles in carbon microphones, and generations later the Takeuchi family carries on a tradition of scientific craftsmanship.
In 1975, the CMS-2 M-S type microphone was developed, the first in a range of high quality professional studio microphones known in the USA as Sanken Chromatic. The CMS-2 was their first mic to use a titanium diaphragm resistant to temperature changes and humidity. The CU-41 was introduced in 1982 with an innovative two way capsule for low and high end frequency capture. Other mics in the Sanken Chromatic range followed at the turn of the 21st century with the latest addition, the CU-51, becoming available in 2016.
In its 90 year history the company has mastered the art and technology of engineering the purest most transparent sounding mics.