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Sony ECM-44B Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

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Sony ECM-44B Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
Key Features
  • Electret Condenser
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • Battery Powered Only
  • Single AA Battery Provides 5000 Hours
The Sony ECM-44B Lavalier Microphone makes the exceptional quality of Sony's electret condenser microphones available for budget-conscious productions, and a variety of sound-reinforcement requirements, such as lectures and demonstrations. Measuring only 8.5 x 14.5mm, the ECM-44B reduces the visual distraction for the audience. The ECM-44B can be depended upon for clean, bright, yet natural reproduction. To maintain its low cost, this microphone operates on a single AA (does not accept phantom power) battery for over 5000 hours of service.
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Sony ECM-44B Overview

The Sony ECM-44B Lavalier Microphone makes the exceptional quality of Sony's electret condenser microphones available for budget-conscious productions, and a variety of sound-reinforcement requirements, such as lectures and demonstrations. Measuring only 8.5 x 14.5mm, the ECM-44B reduces the visual distraction for the audience. The ECM-44B can be depended upon for clean, bright, yet natural reproduction. To maintain its low cost, this microphone operates on a single AA (does not accept phantom power) battery for over 5000 hours of service.

Excellent cost/performance ratio
Black finish
AA battery power supply and XLR connector
UPC: 027242632424

Sony ECM-44B Specs

Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Frequency Response
40 Hz to 15 kHz
Sensitivity
-53.0 dB ±3 dB
Dynamic Range
90 dB or more
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
62 dB or more
Noise
Inherent Noise (0 dB=20µPa): 32 dB SPL or less
Induction Noise (from External Magnetic Field): 5 dB SPL or less
Wind Noise: 40 dB SPL or less (with windscreen, at 2 m/s)
Maximum SPL
(0 dB = 20 µP) 122 dB
Power Requirements
'AA' Battery (1.5 VDC) battery power only, does not accept phantom power
Output Impedance
250 Ohms, (+/-20% (1 kHz) balanced)
Pad
None
Low Frequency Roll-Off
None
Cable Length
9.8' / 2.9 m
Connector
B type. Supplied with XLR connector in power supply unit (single AA size battery)
Dimensions
Microphone L x D: 0.6 x 0.34" / 14.5 x 8.5 mm 
Power Supply L x W: 5 x 0.82" / 126.5 x 20 mm
Cable L x W: 10' x 0.1" / 3 m x 2.3 mm
Weight
Microphone: 0.07 oz / 2.0 g
Power supply: 4.2 oz / 119 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.45 x 4.3 x 1.75"

Sony ECM-44B Reviews

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question

Sound-wise would this be as good as a 77B? That is, if I don't need the smaller profile of the 77B would this 44B sound as good?
Asked by: Thomas
The main difference between the ECM 77B and 44B other than physical size, would be the frequency response. The 77B extends lower than the 44B, however generally for speech and broadcast applications those would be rolled off. If size is of no importance, the ECM 44B is a fine choice and very popular in broadcast applications.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can this mic be connectected to an additional XLR ...

Can this mic be connectected to an additional XLR cable to extend the distance from camera to the subject?
Asked by: Keith
Hi, Keith! Yes, it can be connected. ~Ralph
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-08-09

question

How to connect Sony eco-44b to audio recorder
Asked by: Nicole M.
Hi Nicole, What audio recorder? The ECM-44B has a Male XLR connector. If the audio recorder has a female XLR port it will plug right in. If your recorder has a 3.5mm or inch input you will need an adapter:Hosa Technology Pro REAN XLR Female to 1/4 TS Hi-Z Microphone Cable - 10'<a href= https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/828155-REG/Hosa_Technology_HMIC_010HZ_HMIC_010HZ_Pro_Mic_Cable.html target= _blank >https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/828155-REG/Hosa_Technology_HMIC_010HZ_HMIC_010HZ_Pro_Mic_Cable.html</a>OrKopul XRSM 3-Pin XLR Female to 3.5mm RA Stereo Mini-Plug Cable (1.5')<a href= https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1221867-REG/kopul_xrsm_015b_xrsm_3_pin_xlr_female.html target= _blank >https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1221867-REG/kopul_xrsm_015b_xrsm_3_pin_xlr_female.html</a>Regards, -Erin
Answered by: Sony Support Sony Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

Would the 44-b use the XLR-Line or the XLR-Mic ...

Would the 44-b use the XLR-Line or the XLR-Mic audio setting on the camera?
Asked by: Brian
The ECM-44B is a microphone, so it outputs mic-level voltage. You would want to use the mic level setting on your camera or recording device.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2023-08-02

Will this mic work with Scarlett Focusrite 2i2?

Will this mic work with Scarlett Focusrite 2i2?
Asked by: Gary
Should be able to work. Make sure AA battery is installed in the XLR barrel. Remove battery when not in use do prevent the Lav from damages from acid leaks. It's a great lav to have and audio is great. Have 2 for talking heads.
Answered by: Jonel
Date published: 2021-02-09

question

To link this to a DSLR with a 3.5mm jack in a way that adds to the length of the cord, I could use a 20' Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable, plus a Kopul LMT100 - Low to High Impedance Matching Transformer, correct? The length will not degrade the sound, and I can go right into the camera?
Asked by: Brian
Correct. A standard XLR mic cable in addition to the Kopul LMT-100 cable will allow you to connect the ECM-44B directly to a DSLR. At this length would not affect the audio quality.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

is there a difference between the ECM-44 or the ECM-44b?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Sony ECM 44 is a series of microphones supplied with different connectors depending on application. The ECM44-B is supplied with a AA battery power supply with an XLR connector permanently attached.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Connecting with the Kopul Low to High Impedance ...

Connecting with the Kopul Low to High Impedance Transformer should the camera use the 3.5mm LINE or 3.5mm MIC setting?
Asked by: Brian
When connecting the Sony ECM-44B Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone to a 3.5mm input on a camera using the Kopul LMT100 Low to High Impedance Matching Transformer (B&H # KOLMT100), set the camera's input level on the mic level setting.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-08-02
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