Sony ECM-55B - Omni-Directional Lavalier Mic

Sony ECM-55B - Omni-Directional Lavalier Condenser Microphone

Sony ECM-55B - Omni-Directional Lavalier Condenser Microphone

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Sony ECM-55B - Omni-Directional Lavalier Mic

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The ECM-55B is an omni-directional lavalier microphones suitable for many different applications ranging from news and interviews to stage dramas and instrument pick-up. Above 2 kHz, there is a gentle rise in the response to give a touch of presence to any instrument, while offering crisp, clean voice quality without any masking effect when used as a lapel microphone.

The directivity is optimized to ensure uniform, dependable output, regardless of the direction of the sound source. The metal mesh windscreen effectively eliminates both wind noise outdoors and pop noise in close-up situations. All this and traditional operation, the ECM-55B may well prove to be your most versatile and useful lavalier microphone.

The directivity is optimized to ensure uniform, dependable output, regardless of the direction of the sound source.
The metal mesh windscreen effectively eliminates both wind noise outdoors and pop noise in close-up situations.
2-way powering system (internal battery or external 48 volt DC phantom power)
Supplied metal windscreen and metal holder clips
Frequency response tailored for enhanced presence and improved voice quality in lavalier applications
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UPC: 027242632462
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Sony ECM-55B - Omni-Directional Lavalier Condenser Microphone
  • Holder clips
  • Windscreen
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Sony ECM-55B specs

    Transducer Electret Condenser
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Frequency Response 30 Hz - 18 kHz
    Dynamic Range (Typical) > 98 dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 66 dB, (@ 1 kHz)
    Maximum Input Sound Level 126 dB, (@ 1 kHz, 1% THD)
    Power Requirements 'AA' Battery (1.5v DC), or Phantom Power (48v)
    Output Impedance 100 Ohms, (+/-20%, 1 kHz Balanced)
    Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
    Pad None
    Low Frequency Roll-Off None
    Applications Radio, Television and Broadcast.
    Dimensions Microphone: .85 x .44" (21 x 10.6mm) LxDiameter
    Power Supply: 5.25 x .82 (131.5 x 20mm) LxW
    Cable: 10' x .09" (3m x 2.3mm) LxW
    Weight Microphone: 0.23 oz. (6.5 g)
    Power Supply: 4.2 oz. (120 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.992 x 9.213 x 1.811"

    Sony ECM-55B reviews

    ECM-55B - Omni-Directional Lavalier Mic is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 25 Years - Still One Of My 'Go-To' Mics Over the years I've acquired a small arsenal of microphones from the very expensive (costing over a thousand dollars) to the basic inexpensive models.Years ago while working on broadcast productions, I came across this industry workhorse beauty after hearing the clarity and richness of the broadcast sound in many early productions.When I inquired, the microphone was the Sony ECM-55b. And it was a staple in tv and productions.I own a few of these microphones. As time goes on, they seem indestructible! They've been tossed about, stomped on, rained on, abused by amateurs ... you name it .. even chewed on by pets.Like the old Timex Watch ads: They keep tickin and take a lickin.Many times, when I can't decide amongst my expensive mics, I reach in my bag for this one. Even If you have a flip style cam, grab yourself a XLR to mini plug for a few dollars and with the Sony, you've just added pro style sound to your production.After auditioning microphone after microphone for a series I'm filming this month, again I've chosen this microphone. You can't beat the quality built into this baby.
    Date published: 2012-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mic! Why buy any other lavalier microphone? My old one lasted 25 years. Only criticism: Why doesn't Sony make the insulating wire just a bit heavier gauge? I use this in the field, and would like a little more heavy-dutiness to the cord.
    Date published: 2012-02-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from High Quality & Very Reliable I have used this same mic for almost two years at work, and have loved how reliable it has been. Even better is the excellent quality of the sound I got, every single time! That is why I just bought one for my own personal use.
    Date published: 2008-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mic for the price A workhorse. I have used this mic extensively for documentary interviews and find the sound quality to be excellent for the price. I have also used the similar ECM-44b model and feel that this model has superior response to voices, well worth the relatively small step up in price. In addition to interviews, I have also used this mic as a boundary or set mic on short film shoots. Depending on the amount of background noise, this mic works effectively and makes a great tandem with a shotgun on a boom. Also, I frequently use the mic for scratch ADR or voice overs, and I often find myself just using the scratch track because, given the correct recording environment, the sound quality of this mic is more than acceptable for those uses. Some notes of caution: The included mic clip can and will break. Do not bend the coil. The combination of mic, clip, and windscreen makes for a large package, especially when trying to hide the mic on someone. While useful for most documentary/broadcast situations, I would forgo the included clip and screen when hiding the mic on someone and use moleskin instead.
    Date published: 2009-01-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good lav I bought this lav mic because it's the one used by SCRIBE, the community filmmaking organization where I take film classes. So far, so good. My only concern is that the cord is a bit short, wish it were a couple of feet longer.
    Date published: 2008-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Using the Same ECM-55B Mic since 1993 ! This mic is a real work horse. I have been using the same ECM-55B pair of lave mic's since 1993. You can't go wrong with this Sony Mic ECM-55B. I would recommend this mic to any video professional that want great audio.
    Date published: 2015-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Mic We use these mics in a TV production studio for interview programs. We prefer them over the ECM44B's since they can use phantom power and not need a battery. The audio is cleaner than ECM-66B's that we sometimes have problems with when they're not pointed correctly. They are constructed with quality, and deliver clean, rich sound (as best a lavalier can). We plan on buying more.
    Date published: 2010-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from workhorse Have'nt had it for long so can't testify to durability, but sound quality is good. Only negative is that the mic capsule is quite large relative to other manufactures so more noticible in shot. I remember working in a TV studio back in the day and they used these mics for voice and music recording and they were very relaible - I'm hopping this one is too.
    Date published: 2013-10-18
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