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  1. I just received a couple of used COS-11s in the mail and the mesh screens look a little gunked up. I haven't even gotten home to test them yet, but considering that they are working and I am happy with the sound quality and do keep them; does anyone have a preferred method of cleaning some of the gunk out? I do have a can of spray electronics cleaner that would probably take care of it, but maybe someone else has a better method? Thanks!
  2. The wear and tear on my cos 11's have lead to the finish coming off the grill and element. Does anyone have a solution to refinishing them?
  3. This is really strange. Several years ago I had bought some universally wired COS-11D's from a dealer and then noticed that they seem to be wired out of phase with some other universally wired COS-11D's that I have from a different dealer. I noticed the phase effects when holding them close to each other and listening to them mixed. (Could this happen when the white and black wires are reversed? I can not see how they are wired because of the heat shrink tubing.) Mostly I did not use the different phased mics together on jobs so the phase issue has not been a problem. And all the mics have wor
  4. Hello everyone, First time posting here. I recently purchased a Sanken Cos-11d (Normal Sensitivity) and the connector seems very shoddy to me, for what is supposed to be a very high quality mic. I checked with a friend of mine and he verified that the connector on his is different (we are both using the same 1/8" connection for a Sennheiser G3 system). I purchased it through B&H, so I assume that it is genuine. The connector says Hicon on the outside and it is made of plastic. Often times, when I attach or removed it from the transmitter, the Hicon plastic part comes unscrewed fr
  5. Hey all, My main shotgun mic for about 4 years has been a trusty Sanken CS3 with the mod to make it a CS3e. Recently I needed another shotgun, so I picked up a second, new Sanken CS3e. I put them up together just for kicks and there is a small but definitely noticeable sound difference between the two. It's subtle but definitely there. The newer one is a little warmer sounding, with a bit more bottom end; the older one is a bit brighter. Interestingly, if I swap the foam windscreens between the two mics I can get them to match quite a bit better. If I put a thicker (cheaper
  6. I'm picking up my first COS-11D and i'm grateful for the input i've already received in this thread regarding TA5F to XLR solutions. I work with a couple different crews who use Sennheiser G2/G3 wireless systems. I'd like my TA5F-wired lav(s) to be compatible with these systems since i'm commonly using them. Would anyone recommend the professional's version (not found on Ebay, not 25 dollars) of this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/171376718565? All my Googling has turned up very little. Thanks in advance.
  7. Hi there, This is my first post so thanks in advance for being gracious with me. I'm beginning to build my audio kit and, because i'd like to buy a COS-11D lavalier mic, i reached out to Sanken with a question. But, after their reply, it seems clear to me it simply wasn't understood. Here's what i asked: And here was the response from Sanken: Am i missing something obvious? Was this their way of saying, "No, what you want to do is simply not possible." Or were they instead just saying, "We'd really prefer you buy two microphones. That always works out better for us." Any advice and nudges in
  8. I was selling my Sanken CS3 (not e) since I've heard the e improved upon the noise floor and thus the cs3 was noiser. Then I tested my friend's Sennheiser MK66 and it was also noisy within the same setup. Thus I think it's my setup instead. Could someone help pinpoint what could be the issue? Sanken CS3 to Mix Pre D via XLR AES from Mix Pre D to Digital In of Marantz 661 i've tried different xlr cables also.
  9. Thought I would post here since I'd love to pick up some non-union sit-in and referral jobs in the Los Angeles Area. I've been mixing full time for 2 years and have a couple cable TV features under my belt, among a multitude of corporate and commercial work. I'm also comfortable swinging it or being a utility. I have a small Nomad 10 follow cart for narratives and a 302 bag for smaller OTF and sit down interview jobs. 4 channels of Zaxcom wireless (3 lavs and wireless boom), and 3 ERX IFB. Additionally, I have 2 Wisycom wideband channels with the assortment of COS11-D and DPA 4060 mics.
  10. Last year's 'SHARE YOUR SANKEN STORY' was such a huge success that we are adding to the fun this year with VIDEO. Reenact it, show it or just tell it, you story is worth hearing about. Follow the link below to get involved! http://www.plus24.net/sanken/contest2014.asp
  11. Hey soundies, I recently had my apartment broken into in Astoria Queens. They stole my Canon 7D camera, and aKAI keyboard, and my entire 788 sound rig with lectrosonics, comteks, smart slate and everything else in the bag.... This was in astoria, queens New York.... If Anybody knows of any gear someone is selling for very cheap or seems shady please let me know... Cheers
  12. I have several sanken cos 11 lavaliers. For one project I need a headset. Is there a decent way to use a sanken lavalier as a headset? Just wondering...
  13. I have several sanken cos 11 lavaliers. For one project I need a headset. Is there a decent way to use a sanken lavalier as a headset? Just wondering...
  14. Has anyone used a Sanken CS1 with a Sound Devices 664 and found any problems? I have found that my Sanken CS1 does not work with with some mixers. It is fine with my Sound Devices 442. But when I have plugged it in to a MixPre or a 552, I have barely been able to hear sounds in the room through the mic, while on the other hand hissing is very loud, far above normal electronic hissing levels. Same problem when plugging it into an early version Nomad, but I'm not sure what version. When having this problem. I have made sure I have phantom power on at 48v. Also, I am not talking about th
  15. Hi guys, I'm a digital photographer (well cameraman!) and having spent a number of years focusing on imagery, leaving audio to somebody else, im now starting to move more into one-man operation and increasing my base knowledge of audio. I've spent a bit of time reading this forum over the past few weeks, but have a couple of queries. The company that I work for tends to supply a lot of HD footage to the transport industry, so the work can range from ENG style interviews to being stood in the middle of a hillside filming a plane or train coming towards me. Both have quite distinct sounds
  16. Hey all, I need some assistance. My CS3e made a pop-pop-pop sound while out on the field. Situation was. Shot on the beach for a few hours. Then went inside car. We shot some stuff with doors open. Then we closed the doors. Then while we're recording some VO and wild lines, I hear some pop-pop-pop. Fast and intermittent. There were just three I think. I would attach a sample, but I can't find where it is. It was a pretty quiet sound. I'm sure it'd be audible though, once amplified enough. Is it preamp motorboating caused by the shift in humidity? Is it RF? I've often gott
  17. Hey all, I was lurking around on r.a.m.p.s. and I found some posts about this http://sanken.ch/english/det2-11.htm Thought it was strange but I don't think this chart was inside my sanken case when I bought them (brand new). Is it the way there are borders/edges are creating a Helmholz resonator? Seems like a neat way to boost HF. Can this be done in some way with other microphones? Or figuring out ways to take advantage of this property of sound even more so in other cases. I actually didn't think Sanken could do this until I found this on r.a.m.p.s. I feel like I could us
  18. Hi all, I have an older Sanken CS3e and I am picking up a lot of RF interference when it it held next to electrical appliances particularly florescent tube lights. There seems to be little to none Interference when the rear of the mic is pointing at a light but if the mic is parallel or pointing at the light then there is a considerable (completely unusable) amount of interference. We were using it along side a newer CS3e which didn't suffer from this problem, which leads me to believe that there is a problem with mine. I am aware that there is a modification for older CS3e, which I did, bu
  19. Hello everyone I know they have been covered separate, but just want to hear from people using either or both as their main all-rounder. I have been using a CS-1e and love it, but need a new all-rounder for noisier, outdoors and so on. CS-3e was the obvious choice to complement the 1e, but found a CMIT5u used for the same price so i thought i check Thanks
  20. Does anyone knows any contact person at Sanken? Or better yet, is anyone here from Sanken? Need to chat to them about a PR thing, but prefer a direct email rather than the form in the website. Thanks
  21. Has anyone else experienced interference with their original CS1? I know the CS3 had problems but I have been getting a digital sounding interference that is difficult to trace/recreate. As I move the boom around in the air it gets louder and softer or disappears. Its kind of like that digital sound you hear when you hit slate on the Nomad except more steady/less staccato. I've only noticed it since recently upgrading to the Nomad but when I try to recreate it on my own I can't get it to happen again. The other time I know I've run into problems was on a show that had pretty beefy camera tran
  22. Hi everybody, I recently both a used lectrosonics um200b tx / ucr211 rx system (the first lectro I own) and finally I can buy the lav I want for it, a Sanken cos-11. There seems to be many different versions of the cos-11 and I'm not sure what's the best option for my wireless (at least all the diferent names listed in BH got me confused); I'll be using it for fiction and documentary work, mostly as a personal mic. Should I choose attenueted over not attenuated mic? What else should I consider? Thanks for your help. All the best, Andrés MD.
  23. I own 5 Sanken COS-11 lav mics of various vintages and was wondering if anyone knows what ranges of serial numbers include the various versions: s, x, and d? It would be nice to know what version I'm really getting when buying used, or even new! I found no information about it on Sanken's web site. In case there is no clear answer, I'm going to share all but the last two digits of my serial numbers and encourage others to do the same. Perhaps we can reveal the break point in serial numbers for the different versions. 909XX - black COS-11s 940XX - black COS-11s 982XX - black COS-11s 1057
  24. Has anybody ever had experience with RF interference using a Sanken CS1e microphone? By RF (and I'm pretty sure I'm right) I mean a HF scratchy whiney signal that is around certain places. Will a 416 be RF immune?
  25. Being on the verge of spending money again, I want to make sure this is the right step before parting ways with my hard earned cash. I'm a sound mixer who is relatively new to the craft (about 9 months doing location audio) and I want to invest in some pro quality wireless. One of the things that I feel is most key to being a good sound person is to have pristine audio. Now pristine is a relative idea but getting as close as possible is a good approach when you don't have the clients or money to access the top quality Zaxcom's/Lectro systems. My question is about the sound quality of
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