CUX-100K
ULTIMATE
PURE
RESPONSE

CUX-100K Super Wide Range 3-Mode Microphone
Cardioid (Far) • Cardioid (Near) • Omni Modes

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The new CUX-100K super wide range professional microphone is based on the very popular single omni-mode CO-100K design but with the ability to change modes with three settings: Cardioid (Far), Cardioid (Near) and Omni modes. The CUX-100K is a truly unique design, perfect for high-resolution, high sample rate recordings. Check out some of the Sanken Chromatic Artist stories about the CO-100K to see how top engineers and producers have embraced the concept of 100K high resolution recording for orchestral and Broadway main microphone arrays, Foley, location sound effect recording, as well as for all types of acoustic instruments.

Sanken CUX-100K Front & Rear

The Ultimate Mic for Capturing the Full Breadth of Music

Perfect for capturing the sound of room or performance space in omni mode with the option of directional cardioid near and far. Take control of your sound with the CUX-100K.

In Omni mode, which is the same as the CO-100K, the CUX-100K captures spacial and ambient sounds to perfection typically at least 5 yards from source. With a stunning response up to 100kHz the mic enables subtle nuances of the performance to enhance recordings with a clarity and depth not possible with standard microphones.

In Cardioid (Far) mode, for closer recordings around 3 ~ 4 yards, the CUX-100K records a mix of moderate ambience and the main performance sources. In this mode, rear and the high frequency responses are effectively reduced, in order to reject too much ambience, to suit recordings in smaller spaces.

In Cardioid (Near) mode, less than 3 feet, the CUX-100K can act as the main source mic. In order to reject some of the ambience, the frequency response is limited to 50kHz. The frequency response is flat up to 50kHz, ideal for high quality music.

Because of the way in which analog to digital converters operate, the CUX-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 CUX-100Ks excel, where fidelity is without compromise, to capture the spatial reality of a great sounding room.

  • 100k microphone designed specifically for professional ultra hi-def recording
  • 3 modes for flexibility in recording – Omni, Cardioid (Far), Cardioid (Near)
  • Omni mode for ambient and spacial recording
  • Cardioid (Far) for ambient with source focus
  • Cardioid (Near) for high resolution close performance mic
  • 20Hz to 100kHz Frequency Response – Omni and Cardioid (Far) modes
  • A superb high end response without the need for close miking techniques in Omni mode
  • 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
  • Designed by Sanken in conjunction with NHK Science and Technical Research Laboratories
Sanken Chromatic CUX-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

CUX-100K Applications | Brochure PDF

ACOUSTIC GUITAR

BACKGROUND OR
CHORUS VOCALS

BRASS AND
WOODWIND

ORCHESTRA MAINS

ORCHESTRA SOLO

OVERHEADS

PERCUSSION

PIANO

SOUND DESIGN EFFECTS
AND ATMOS

STRINGS

UPRIGHT BASS

VOCALS

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Background or Chorus Vocals
  • Brass and Woodwind
  • Orchestra Mains
  • Orchestra Solo
  • Overheads
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Sound Design, Effects and ATMOS
  • Strings
  • Upright Bass
  • Vocals

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Model Name

CUX-100K

Transducer

DC biased condenser and
Self-polarised condenser

Directivity

Cardioid (Near & Far) & Omni

Frequency response

20Hz – 100kHz Omni and Cardioid (Far)
20Hz – 50kHz Cardioid (Near)

Sensitivity (nominal at 1kHz)

-28dB/Pa, 40mV/Pa

Equivalent noise level(A-weighted

17dBSPL (Cardioid), 22dBSPL (Omni)

Max SPL(1% THD)

132dB SPL

Output impedance( 1kHz )

140 ohms

Powering

+48V phantom

Current consumption

4.5mA

Weight

207g/ .46lbs

Dimensions

148mm x 30mm(D)
5.8in x 1.18in (D)

Surface finish

Matte black

Connector

XLR-3M

POLAR PATTERN
CUX-100K Polar Diagram Omni
CUX-100K Polar Diagram Cardioid Near Far
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
CUX-100K Frequency Range Omni
CUX-100K Frequency Range Cardioid Far
CUX-100K Frequency Range Cardioid Near

ACCESSORIES

A range of optional accessories including professional shock mounts will be available when the CUX-100K ships