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Sony ECM-DS70P - Portable Stereo Condenser Microphone for MiniDisc, Cassettes and DAT Recorders

B&H # SOECMDS70P Mfr # ECMDS70P
You Pay: $50.21

The ECM-DS70P is a tiny stereo microphone for use with portable mini-disc, cassette decks and DAT players, etc.

High Quality Microphone for Recording on Digital Media
Such as MiniDisc (MD), DAT, and NT, for recordings with low noise, wide frequency response and dynamic range
Plug-In Power Operation
Needs no battery and ensures dependability under virtually all conditions
Uni-directional Stereo
Focuses on L and R channel sound originating in front of the microphone while minimizing surrounding sounds, and is an excellent choice for recording vocalists and solo or ensemble instrument performances
Direct Connection to Recorder
Provides for faster, easier recording session set-ups
Small Size and Lightweight (10g)
Makes this a handy companion for any recording application
Silver Color
Matches MiniDisk components
Reliable Electret Condenser Technology
For tried and true performance
Supplied Microphone Cord (3.3 ft/1m) and Clip
Provides flexibility in placement, delivers excellent, clear sound signal and helps to avoid motor noise
Gold Plated Plug
For maximum conductivity, minimum noise
Transducer Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Unidirectional Stereo
Frequency Response 100 Hz - 15 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 76 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 58 dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 110 dB SPL (@ 1 kHz, THD 1%)
Power Requirements Plug-In Power Operation, (Mic Gets It's Power Directly from Recording Device)
Output Impedance 1k Ohms
Output Connectors L-Shaped Gold-Plated, Stereo (TRS) Mini Plug, 3.5 mm
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off None
Applications Interviews, Depositions, Ambient Recording, Live Music, etc
Dimensions 2.25 x 2.25" x .625" (58 x 57 x 16mm) LxWxH
Weight .375 oz. (10 g)
Sony ECM-DS70P - Portable Stereo Condenser Microphone for MiniDisc, Cassettes and DAT Recorders
  • 3.3' Cord with Clip
  • Gold Plated Plug
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc
     
    4.0

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (12)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Good audio (9)
    • Versatile (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (7)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Professional recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (10), Novice (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Product - Awesome Price

      I use this product with a Kodak Zi-8 camera and a 90-degree adapter from Radio Shack. I've used it in public venues where loud music is in the background and I'm carrying...Read complete review

      I use this product with a Kodak Zi-8 camera and a 90-degree adapter from Radio Shack. I've used it in public venues where loud music is in the background and I'm carrying on a coversation with someone close by: it works great.

      It seems to pick up really well. 10 feet is about the max distance you would want to try and record.

      Sony makes a great product.

      No complaints here.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      I wish it captured sound more natural

      I bought this mic along with the Kodak Zi8 because I heard the internal mic on the Zi8 was not that good.
      I found out this is not true.
      The Sony...Read complete review

      I bought this mic along with the Kodak Zi8 because I heard the internal mic on the Zi8 was not that good.
      I found out this is not true.
      The Sony ECM-DS70P has to much highs giving a tiny sound.
      The Zi8 internal mic is very good and more bass then the Sony mic.
      I don't use the Sony at all now.
      The Zi8 is a great camera and produces video as well, if not better then camcorders costing much more. I love it.

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      Great bang for the buck

      By fasteddie

      from Visalia, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

        Bought this to use an external mic for my GoPro HERO 3+. Use it to catch better audio on my car while driving at speed. Along with a 'dead cat' windscreen, it works very well! Compact, versatile in ability to mount it, and very importantly, doesn't require an internal power source.

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        5.0

        Stereo Mic for GoPro Hero 3

        By DaddyJack777

        from Pataskala, Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

            I modified my GoPro Hero 3 waterproof case in order to use this Sony ECM-DS70P stereo mic and GoPro Mic adapter. This will allow better sound recording while trail, enduro and dual sport riding in Ohio on my Husaberg TE300.

            I will also use it on my Canon EOS 60d.

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              5.0

              Sony ECM-DS70P

              By 345am

              from Ohio

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Includes 1 Meter Cable
              • Includes Clip
              • Lightweight
              • Simple Use
              • Small

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording
                • Voice recording

                Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                Sony ECM-DS70P works perfectly with Zoom H2n digital recorder once you turn on Zoom's mic phantom power setting. audio quality is every bit as good as Zoom's internal mics. I use this mic for voice recording where it is better to move recorder up to one meter away from recording position.

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                4.0

                compact, but high quality

                By Dan

                from portland me

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                  Bought this to record acoustic music practice & performance. A small microphone doesn't distract

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                  5.0

                  Great product, I would buy again!

                  By Little Miss

                  from Northport, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                    This is a great product for what I need to use it for most, which is recording live music. The sound quality comes out crystal clear when I plug it into my pocket size camcorder. The size is perfect too, it's not bulky and it's very light. I can easily carry it around without any problem. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone browsing around for a durable microphone.

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                    3.0

                    effective as a lavalier

                    By dratner

                    from fla

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Limited Functions

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                      This mic is good for closeup work, including lavalier. It does not pick up well from a subject 8 or more feet away.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Not what I expected from Sony

                      By Rokky

                      from San Diego, Ca

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Poor Sound Quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                        I was disappointed as I have used Sony products for years.
                        I bought this mic to go with my Kodak Zi8 as I had heard that the Zi8 internal mic was not that good.
                        That is not true.
                        I wish now I had waited until I tried the Zi8 first before I bought the mic
                        The internal mic has a better sound then the Sony and I now use only the internal mic which has better bass and excellent overall reproduction.
                        Maybe I just got a bad Sony.

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                        3.0

                        I wish it captured sound more natural

                        By Rokky

                        from San Dieg, Ca

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easily attaches to Zi8
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor Sound Quality
                        • Sound is tiny

                        Best Uses

                        • So far none

                        Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                        I bought this mic along with the Kodak Zi8 because I heard the internal mic on the Zi8 was not that good.
                        I found out this is not true.
                        The Sony ECM-DS70P has to much highs giving a tiny sound.
                        The Zi8 internal mic is very good and more bass then the Sony mic.
                        I don't use the Sony at all now.
                        The Zi8 is a great camera and produces video as well, if not better then camcorders costing much more. I love it.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Clever and efficient

                        By Dennis

                        from Montreal, Can

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Look fragile

                        Best Uses

                        • Interviews

                        Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                        As a professionnal journalist, it is not always easy to get good recordings from a small pocket recorder, specially when this one is on a table. With the Sony mike, I can lay the recorder flat and the mike vertically, which works fine.

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Does Not Do What B&H Rep Said It Would

                        By Bob

                        from Office

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                              needed directional mic to work with Kodak Playtouch camcorder, this is not the mic for that. may be good for other things, but led astray by b&h sales rep.

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                              4.0

                              very nice

                              By ecotv

                              from Asuncion Paraguay Communitarian TV

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                              i like it. i was needing some mic like this on. cheap and handy.

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                              5.0

                              Great Product - Awesome Price

                              By FFC

                              from Covington, GA

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                                I use this product with a Kodak Zi-8 camera and a 90-degree adapter from Radio Shack. I've used it in public venues where loud music is in the background and I'm carrying on a coversation with someone close by: it works great.

                                It seems to pick up really well. 10 feet is about the max distance you would want to try and record.

                                Sony makes a great product.

                                No complaints here.

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                                5.0

                                Nice & Clear

                                By ftmarino

                                from Lake Forest, CA

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Events

                                  Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                                  We use this mic on a digital recorder with it's own built-in mic to isolate any noise from the podium. Works perfectly and recordings are very clear.

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                                  4.0

                                  Microphone for Digital Camcorder

                                  By Johnny

                                  from Suffolk, VA

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Excellent Sound
                                  • Low Distortion
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Events

                                    Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                                    Great mic. Sound on the video is much better than the built in mic. It was slightly bigger than I thought it would be.

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                                    4.0

                                    Good small microphone

                                    By Alli

                                    from New York

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                    • Limited Functions

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Events
                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                                    Good to use for projects

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    good sounding micro mic for minidisc

                                    By waves waves waves

                                    from Boston, MA

                                    About Me Student

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Sound
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                                        I use this mic to record gigs and rehearsals for my band. Its portability is perfect for this application, as well as for getting decent recordings at concerts etc. You can clip it to a hat.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        I'm happy with it

                                        By Peter D.

                                        from Victor Valley, California

                                        Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                                        I recently used this Sony microphone for recording a piano class rehearsal with my minidisc recorder. Hey, it sounded pretty good. It has fairly good stereo separation. There is some hiss, but the signal is clear enough to retain some hi-fidelity quality about it. Does it sound like a professional mic? Probably not. But it serves the semi-professional/hobbyist's needs. This mic will help me get through until I can afford the Zoom H4 recorder.

                                        Problems Encountered: I haven't encountered any problems with this yet.

                                        Previous Equivalent Items Owned: I have owned several low-end microphone for portable recording. This is better.

                                        Items I Recommend: Mini-disc recorder

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Superb

                                        By Jerry

                                        from Freehold, NJ

                                        Comments about Sony ECM-DS70P - Mic for Minidisc:

                                        This is an outstanding microphone for the price. It'shighly portable, maintenance-free (a condenser mic with nobattery). It produces superb recordings of liveperformances with natural stereo separation.

                                        Problems Encountered: None.

                                        Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Sony ECM-MS907

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