CO-100K
ULTIMATE
PURE
RESPONSE

CO-100K Supersonic Wide-Range Omni-Directional Condenser Mic

With a 20Hz ~ 100kHz range, the CO-100K omni-directional condenser microphone is the world’s first super wide-band microphone, designed specifically for professional high-resolution, high sample rate recording.

This is one of the most popular Sanken Chromatic mics. Initially finding favor with engineers for orchestral and Broadway main microphone arrays, it is now being used extensively in a wide range of applications including Foley and location sound effect recording, as well as for all types of acoustic instruments.

Sanken Chromatic CO-100K with Suspension Holder
 
Top Engineers & Producers
Talk About the CO-100K
 

George Massenburg, Chuck Ainlay, Frank Filipetti and Wesley Seidman talk about why they choose, and how they record music with the Sanken Chromatic CO-100K mic.

The Ultimate Mic for Capturing the Full Breadth of Music

Perfect for truly capturing beautiful sounding instruments in acoustics spaces, but equally suited as a mic for sound effect and Foley recording

With a 20Hz ~ 100kHz range, the Sanken CO-100K omni-directional condenser microphone is the world’s first 100k microphone designed specifically for professional recording, not for analytical purposes. There is a high frequency boost that starts at around 16khz with a 20dB bump above 50kHz to capture the high frequency details usually lost between the source and the mic – you don’t need to close mic to get a superb high end response, perfect for high SPL sources and distant overheads.

Utilizing this new technology to create a generation of microphones to meet the needs of today’s top recording professionals, the actual physics employed in the operation of the CO-100K builds on the Sanken legacy of incorporating new and innovative design perimeters. Even the contour of the mic near the capsule and the unique capsule material design are perfectly optimized for a stunning high frequency response.

Because of the way in which analog to digital converters operate, the CO-100K takes advantage of the heightened frequency response of the new hi-resolution digital audio formats. As X-Y, ORTF, or Decca tree overheads the CO-100Ks excel, where fidelity is without compromise, to capture the spatial reality of a great sounding room.

Initially the mic was used for classical and Broadway recordings but now the CO-100K is finding applications as diverse as Foley, location, as well as for instrument and drum, or percussion overhead recording.

  • World’s first 100k microphone designed specifically for professional recording
  • 20Hz to 100kHz Frequency Response
  • HF boost above 16khz with a 20dB bump above 50kHz to capture HF information normally
    lost between the sound source and the mic
  • A superb high end response without the need for close miking techniques
  • Perfect for high resolution recording formats, taking advantage of the lack of artifacts as a result anti-aliasing filters
  • Contour of the mic and unique capsule material design are perfectly optimized for a stunning high frequency response
  • Excels as X-Y, ORTF, or Decca tree overheads
  • Compact size and unobtrusive appearance
  • Designed by Sanken in conjunction with NHK Science and Technical Research Laboratories
CO-100K

APPLICATIONS

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stereo
CUW-180
stereo
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Acoustic Guitar
Background or Chorus Vocals
Brass and Woodwind
Drums Close Mic
Electric/Bass Guitar Amps
Orchestra Mains
Orchestra Solo
Overheads
Percussion
Piano
Sound Design, Effects and ATMOS
Strings
Upright Bass
Vocals
CO-100K Applications

ACOUSTIC GUITAR

BACKGROUND OR
CHORUS VOCALS

ORCHESTRA MAINS

OVERHEADS

PERCUSSION

PIANO

SOUND DESIGN EFFECTS
AND ATMOS

STRINGS

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Background or Chorus Vocals
  • Orchestra Mains
  • Overheads
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Sound Design, Effects, and ATMOS
  • Strings

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Model Name

CO-100K

Transducer

DC biased condenser

Directivity

Omni

Frequency response

20Hz – 100kHz

Sensitivity

-28dB(39.8mV, 0dB=1V/Pa)

Equivalent noise level (IEC)

22dB A

Max SPL(1% THD)

125dB SPL

Output impedance( 1kHz )

150 ohms

Powering

+48V±4V phantom

Current consumption

6mA

Weight

150g/ .33lbs

Dimensions

191.5mm x 20.5mm(D)
7.54in x .81in (D)

Surface finish

Matte black

Connector

XLR-3-12C(M) equivalent
1: GND, 2: Hot, 3: Cold

POLAR PATTERN
CO-100K Polar Diagram
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
CO-100k Frequency Response

ACCESSORIES

CO-100K Included Accessories:
KS-­100 Band Suspension Holder
Vinyl Case

CO-100K Optional Accessories: