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Sanken Introduces WMS-5 Five-Channel Surround Microphone

Five-channel Surround microphone self-contained in one mic body (October 02, 2006)

DMN Newswire--2006-10-2--Sanken is introducing at AES 2006 in San Francisco, the WMS-5, worlds first 5-channel Surround microphone self-contained in one mic body.  As the newest model in a comprehensive line of the highest quality microphones for audio recording, HDTV broadcast and film, the breakthrough Sanken WMS-5 utilizes extensive M-S stereo research conducted in conjunction with Japans NHK Science and Technical Research Laboratories.  The new WMS-5 is the ideal microphone for on location multichannel audio recording.

? 5 outputs (L, C, R, LS, RS) from one microphone
? Lightweight  (8.3 oz.)
? Compact size (9.25 inches)
? Precise phase coherent M, S, M capsule design
? Matrix circuitry in mic body
? Complete line of accessories

Surround sound for broadcast and film has become quite popular, but creating realistic multi-channel soundtracks in post-production from traditional microphone sources has proven problematic, time consuming, and unnatural.  The WMS-5 delivers realistic Surround sound with minimal setup time, and is easily mounted on a camera, boom pole, or pistol grip.


Sankens WMS-5 delivers reliable, phase coherent 5-channel sound with 5 discrete output signals.  The ?M capsule is used for both Center with shotgun directivity and front Left and Right.  The ?S signal is utilized for both front Left and Right and rear Left Surround, Right Surround.  The rear ?M capsule is used for Left Surround and Right Surround.  All capsules are aligned vertically on the same axis for precise phase coherence.

The Sanken WMS-5 Five-Channel Mic

For more information visit Sankens distributor:
or phone 323.845.1171

See the entired line of Sanken microphones at plus24 ? AES Booth # 738

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