The Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Electret Condenser Microphone is designed for mounting on professional camcorders equipped with 2 XLR inputs and phantom powering. The microphone also delivers good sound performance in field and studio-production applications. The MS microphone signal of the ECM-MS2 microphone is internally decoded, and provides L and R (stereo) outputs. The MS2 stereo microphone also supports mono operation by simply unplugging the right channel (disabling phantom power from the right channel XLR connector).
The compact 137 mm length of the microphone prevents inadvertent vignetting of the microphone when it is attached to a handheld professional camcorder such as the PMW-100. Additionally, this short length is convenient when packing and transporting the microphone with a compact camcorder.
Stereo & Mono Operation
The microphone offers mono operation when stereo is not required, simply by cutting off the power supply to the right channel; for example, when a wireless microphone system is connected on 1 channel or while recording environmental sounds on the other channel. The microphone is designed for applications such as news gathering and documentary shooting on location.
Professional quality is assured through the XLR3P's outputs, which enable connection to professional camcorders for 48V phantom powering. The microphone's metal body also enhances audio performance by blocking vibration, resonance, and RF noises.
The supplied furry windscreen is used to suppress the strong wind present in typical harsh-climate operating conditions. A cable tie is also supplied to fasten the unplugged microphone cable during mono operation.
This microphone is compatible with PMW-100, NEX-FS700, and HXR-NX30 Camcorders
|Frequency Response||Stereo: 80 Hz to 20 kHz Mono: 70 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Output Impedance||30 Ohms ±20%, balanced|
|Sensitivity||Stereo: -32 dB (deviation ±3 dB)0 dB SPL = 1 V/Pa, 1 kHz|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||69 dB or more (IEC 179 A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa)|
|Noise||Inherent: 25 dB SPL or less
Wind: 45 dB SPL or less (with windscreen)
65 dB SPL or less (without windscreen)
Induction: 0 dB SPL/1 x 10-7T (1 mG) or less (from external magnetic field)0 dB SPL = 2 x 10-5Pa
|Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)||125 dB SPL or more (input level for 1% waveform distortion at 1 kHz, converted into equivalent input sound pressure level)0 dB SPL = 2 x 10-5Pa|
|Dynamic Range||100 dB SPL or more|
|Operating Temperature||0 to 50°C|
|Storage Temperature||-20 to 60°C|
|Type||Back electret condenser microphone
Stereo: MS (Mid-Side) stereo microphone
|Power Supply||External power supply of 40 to 52 VDC (IEC 61938 P48)|
|Power Consumption||Stereo: 3 mA or less x 2 Channel|
|Output Connector||2x Cannon XLR-3-12C type|
|Dimensions||24 x 137 mm|
|Weight||Approximately 160 g|