Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Electret Condenser Microphone

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Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Electret Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • Short and Compact
  • Stereo and Mono Operation
  • 80 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • 48V Phantom Power
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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).
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Sony ECM-MS2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact Design
  • 3Stereo & Mono Operation
  • 4Professional Quality
  • 5Handy Accessory
  • 6Compatibility

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).

Compact Design

The compact 5.39" (137mm) 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

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.

Handy Accessory

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.

Compatibility

This microphone is compatible with PMW-100, NEX-FS700, and HXR-NX30 Camcorders
UPC: 027242842632

Sony ECM-MS2 Specs

Performance
Frequency ResponseStereo: 80 Hz to 20 kHz Mono: 70 Hz to 20 kHz
DirectivityUnidirectional
Output Impedance30 Ohms ±20%, balanced
SensitivityStereo: -32 dB (deviation ±3 dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio69 dB or more (IEC 179 A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa)
NoiseInherent: 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 10-7 T (1 mG) or less (from external magnetic field)
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)
Dynamic Range100 dB SPL or more
Operating Temperature32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
General
TypeBack electret condenser microphone
Stereo: MS (Mid-Side) stereo microphone
Power Supply External power supply of 40 to 52 VDC (IEC 61938 P48)
Power ConsumptionStereo: 3 mA or less x 2 Channel
Output Connector2x Cannon XLR-3-12C type
Dimensions0.96 x 5.5" (24 x 137 mm)
WeightApproximately 5.6 oz (160 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.45 x 5.2 x 3"
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The ECM-MS2 has Stereo (M-S) and Mono capabilities, and the ECM-VG is Mono only. The ECM-MS2 is much shorter in length ( 5.5"), making it more suitable for placing on a smaller camera and the ECM-VG is over 8" in length. Both of these microphones require phantom power (40-52 V DC).
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Is this microphone works with Sony pxw-fs5m2

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Asked by: Sam
Yes. This microphone will let you record stereo audio into the camera.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-11-02

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Is this mic compatible with the Sony HXR-NX3/1?
Asked by: Roger G.
Yes it is. The camera will provide the phantom power that the mic requires. You might want to get these o-rings (SAROCS) to keep it in place if you mount it on the camera's mount.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I recently bought this mic for a Sony NX100, and although it fits in the mic holder, it's a little loose. Is there a mic sleeve that I can buy to make it more snug? Thanks for any help!
Asked by: Kennon S.
You may consider using the Sanken ROCS Rubber O-Rings (B&H# SAROCS) for a tighter fit.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I recently purchased the ECM MS2 mic and no where in the instructions or users manual does it tell you how to hook up phantom power. I have the NEX FS700 camera that this mic is for and both channels can be set to use phantom power, but that is if you are using two separate mics. How do I properly set up phantom power for this mic?
Asked by: BOGDAN A.
I apologize for the late reply, but I just noticed your message. As you may know, phantom powered mics are powered by the camera's battery, so set the phantom switch to On , on the camera. Use manual settings on your camera to control volume levels or set the mic setting to Auto . The mic it self doesn't come with any instructions. I hope this helps you!J
Answered by: Jerome L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I recently purchased the SONY PXW-X70 PROFESSIONAL XDCAM CAMCORDER. It comes with an XLR handle with microphone holder, but no mic. Is this the right one to pair with it? Are there other (better) options? I want to outfit the camera right. Thanks.
Asked by: Jonathan
I purchased this microphone over a year ago for my PD150; and I've been very happy with it's performance and ease of use.
Answered by: Richard J.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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How long are the XLR cables?
Asked by: Dale Ryan
I measured and found it is exactly 18 from the base of the microphone to the tip of the XLR plugs.
Answered by: John L. G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I recently purchased the SONY PXW-X70 PROFESSIONAL XDCAM CAMCORDER. It comes with an XLR handle with microphone holder, but no mic. Is this the right one to pair with it? Are there other (better) options? I want to outfit the camera right. Thanks. I am referring to the Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Electret Condenser Microphone BTW.
Asked by: Jonathan
The correct mic for your PXW-X70 would depend on your application. The ECM-MS2 is a stereo mic. It is compatible with your camera, and great for recording audio such as general ambience, music and situations where left/right positional information is required. For interview and speech recording in front of the camera many prefer a mono shotgun mic such as the Rode NTG-1 due to its tighter pickup pattern and minimal off axis pickup. <a href= http://bhpho.to/1hg4l94 target= _blank >http://bhpho.to/1hg4l94</a>
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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