Studio Projects CS-5 Multi-Pattern LDC Microphone  From Studio Projects

CS5 Five Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Studio Projects

Manufacturer's Description from Studio Projects


The Studio Projects CS5 is an externally polarized five pattern pressure gradient transducer microphones with FET impedance converter. The capsule is a 1.06 (27mm) capsule, with a diaphragm thinkness of 6m. It features five selectable polar patterns, four selectable pads, four high pass filters, and four low pass filters for added control in various recording applications and a clear, full response expected from a large capsule microphone design.

Versatility is key in the recording arena, and the Studio Projects CS5 is well equiped to handle any recording application. It is designed to deliver the finest quality vocal and instrumental recordings and will serve to enhance any professional or project studio.

As a result of uncompromising dedication and advanced production capabilities, Studio Projects will continue to broaden the range of quality pro audio microphones & electronics for today's recording environment.

 

Features:

  • Pressure-Gradient Transducer: 1.06" (27mm) 6um mylar diaphragm 
  • FET impedance converter 
  • Five Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Wide Cardioid, Hyper Cardioid, Omni, Fig 8 
  • -5dB, -10dB, -15dB, and -20dB Pads 
  • 50hZ, 75hZ, 150Hz, and 300hZ High Pass Filters @ 6dB/octave 
  • 15kHz, 7kHz, 5kHz, and 3kHz, Low Pass Filters @ 6dB/octave
 

Applications:

  • Close miking of instruments with high sound pressure levels
  • Announcer's mic for broadcasting/dubbing
  • Home recording and project studios
  • Vocalist recording
  • Spot mic for: wind instruments, strings, percussion and guitar ampsXY - Coincident Cardioids 
  • Mid-Side Method 
  • Stereosonic Technique (2 mics required in Blumlein) 
  • Overheads
Studio Projects

About Manufacturer

Many microphone manufacturers on today's market bring microphones in from Asia with their brand name on it. It's a very common thing, and they are all pretty good. Some buy all their parts from Asia and assemble them from down under somewhere. Other's go so far as to deceive you by making you think they actually make their own mics right here in the USA or other Country of origin. We won't mention names, but during our travels to many different manufacturers in Asia, we saw plenty of brands come off the assembly lines. Now not all brands do this, but many do. You need to know this. Not that the product is bad, but no one wants to be tricked! Studio Projects partner company, 797 Audio, has a long history (more than 40 years) in the production of professional microphones. The photos to the left and below are from their early 1950's models when their first vacuum tube microphones hit the market The company has a strong contingent of engineers engaged in electro-acoustic products and structural design. With a complete set of B&K electro-acoustic measuring instruments, a first class anechoic chamber, and a high level testing facility, Studio Projects microphones are manufactured at the highest standards available. You wont find real cool new ?buzz? words on this site, or stories of how long it took to create our mics from the latest and greatest materials known to both humans and little green men from outer space. We won't go into how passionate we are for our microphones by showing you our esteemed leader holding his microphone with a look of love in his eyes, as we think that is a bit kinky, and quite frankly, what has that got to do with microphones! After all, we are talking microphones here, and with so many on the market, why should you buy ours, especially since we are a new company? Well, that is a good question so let's address it. We think it's quite simple. Our mics are every bit as good or better at a fraction of the cost you would pay for a world class German microphone. No, we are not a German mic, but we sure do sound like those $3,000.00 models. We use an outstanding capsule based on a 1950's German design, but we have made it sonically better due to advanced manufacturing techniques. We know as much as about mics as any microphone company out there with the exception of what we charge for them. After all, PMI Audio Group knows good sound and by bringing Studio Projects in directly without the added middleman stepping all over the product, we can make them very affordable. If you're not convinced just yet, you will be soon enough. We have plenty of time to wait it out. So keep the Studio Projects name in the back of your mind as you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. You see, we may be priced like the other low cost brands, but the quality and sound you get will compare with the expensive German models.

Specifications

Type:

Pressure gradient transducer microphone

Polar pattern: Cardioid, Wide Cardioid, Hyper Cardioid, Omni, and Figure of 8
Frequency response: 20~20000Hz
Sensitivity: 14mV/Pa=-32dB(0dB=1V/Pa).
Output impedance: <200 Ohm
Load impedance: >1000 Ohm
Maximum SPL: 136 dB SPL for 1% THD @1000Hz (0dB SPL=0.00002Pa) 156dB with -20dB preattnuation
Noise: 13 dB-A (A-weighted per IEC268-15)
S/N: 81 dB-A
Pads: -5dB, -10dB, -15dB, and -20dB selectable
Low Pass: 15kHz, 7kHz, 5kHz, and 3kHz 6dB/Octave
High Pass: 50hZ, 75hZ, 150Hz, and 300hZ 6dB/Octave
Power requirement 48 +/- 4V
Current consumption: <4mA
Connector: Gold-plated 3-pin XLR
Circuit: JFET impedance converter, discrete balanced output.

 

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CS Series User Manual