Sony ECM-680S M/S Stereo Shotgun Microphone

Sony ECM-680S M/S Stereo Shotgun Microphone

Sony ECM-680S M/S Stereo Shotgun Microphone

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  • Switchable M/S and Unidirectional Modes
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
  • Wide & Flat Frequency Response

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Sony ECM-680S overview

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The Sony ECM-680 Stereo Shotgun Microphone provides both M/S (Mid-Side) stereo, and mono audio capturing, at the touch of a switch. The electret-condenser, unidirectional (cardioid) ECM-680, features internal M/S decoding for true stereo placement.

In mono mode, the ECM-680 captures audio like a true shotgun microphone, with superb audio rejection and increased range. The wide frequency response, excellent signal-to-noise ratio and wide dynamic range result in pristine audio reproduction. Measuring only 9-inches long, the ECM-680 is an ideal solution for camera mount applications.

M/S Stereo and Mono Capturing
The electret-condenser, unidirectional (cardioid) ECM-680 features internal M/S decoding for true stereo placement. In mono mode, the ECM-680 captures audio like a true shotgun microphone, with superb audio rejection and increased range.
Pristine Audio Quality
The wide frequency response, excellent signal-to-noise ratio and wide dynamic range result in pristine audio reproduction.
Built-in Low Cut Filter
Built-in, two position low-cut filter switch eliminates unwanted low-frequency noise and ambiance.
UPC: 027242714670
In the Box
Sony ECM-680S M/S Stereo Shotgun Microphone
  • Windscreen
  • Microphone Holder
  • Microphone Spacer
  • 5-pin XLR to 5-pin XLR Microphone Cable
  • Stand Adapter
  • Carrying Case
  • Operating Instructions
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Sony ECM-680S specs

    Transducer Electret Condenser
    Polar Pattern M/S (Mid-Side) Stereo
    Unidirectional (Cardioid)
    Frequency Response Stereo: 50Hz to 20kHz
    Mono: 40Hz to 20kHz
    Dynamic Range (Typical) Stereo: 104dB or more
    Mono: 106dB or more
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Stereo: 74dB or more
    Mono: 76dB or more
    Maximum Input Sound Level 124dB SPL
    Power Requirements DC 40 to 52V
    Stereo - 4mA or less x 2ch
    Mono - 4mA or less
    Output Impedance 100 ohms +/- 20%
    Output Connectors 5-pin XLR (Cable Supplied)
    Pad No
    Low Frequency Roll-Off Two Position (M,V) Low-Cut Filter
    Dimensions (LxDiameter) 9.84 x 0.78" (250 x 20mm)
    Weight 140g (4.9 oz)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.7 x 5.4 x 3.5"

    Sony ECM-680S reviews

    ECM-680S M/S Stereo Shotgun Microphone is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the price I tested this against the Sony ECM-MS2, AT8010, and AT875R, by connecting and gaining all to a similar level on a DR-701D. Granted these all have their own use cases, this mic just swept the floor with the others in sound quality. Deeper, richer bass, more clarity, and greater sensitivity. It's also nice that it decodes stereo in the mic but offers mono output with sideband rejection. I've used this as my primary mic on my FS7 for wedding and church service videos. The resulting recording is precisely what you heard when recording. Since it is stereo, it uses both XLR inputs, but through the SMADP3 adapter and a UWPD1130, I run a soundboard output into channel 3 on the FS7 using the hot shoe.
    Date published: 2016-09-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mic! I primarily use this mic for field recording, and it does quite a good job! It captures a very clear, life-like sound. Highly recommended if you want to do some outdoors recording. Only complaints: it would be nice to have an option to output the unprocessed mid and side components (or a width control), and a battery power option would be great too. Still love it!
    Date published: 2015-09-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from VERY NICE! We use this microphone on our Sony PDW-F800 camera - it's incredibly clean sounding and rich. Two things I'd like to see different though. The first is that the switches are very exposed. I'm concerned about dust, dirt, etc, they should be mounted on the underside of the microphone as it clearly has a top and bottom. The second thing, the windscreen that comes with the microphone doesn't work well - you will want to replace it immediately if you will be using it outdoors.
    Date published: 2011-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound pickup I really love this mic. It has a great frequency range. I tested it against 3 other mics I had, and it blew them away. The bass pickup was much better on this one too. I first used it in a wedding with an FS7, and the recording sounded as good as using the direct output from the soundboard.
    Date published: 2016-09-15
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