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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
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 Response
Stereo: 80 Hz to 20 kHz Mono: 70 Hz to 20 kHz
Directivity
Unidirectional
Output Impedance
30 Ohms ±20%, balanced
Sensitivity
Stereo: -32 dB (deviation ±3 dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
69 dB or more (IEC 179 A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa)
Noise
Inherent: 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 Range
100 dB SPL or more
Operating Temperature
32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
General
Type
Back electret condenser microphone
Stereo: MS (Mid-Side) stereo microphone
Power Supply
External power supply of 40 to 52 VDC (IEC 61938 P48)
Power Consumption
Stereo: 3 mA or less x 2 Channel
Output Connector
2x Cannon XLR-3-12C type
Dimensions
0.96 x 5.5" (24 x 137 mm)
Weight
Approximately 5.6 oz (160 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.45 x 5.2 x 3"

Sony ECM-MS2 Reviews

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I have a zoom f3. It has normal xlr inputs. With ...

I have a zoom f3. It has normal xlr inputs. With this mic work standard xlr inputs? Or does it only work with sony camcorders?
Asked by: Blake
The Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Electret Condenser Microphone can be connected to the XLR inputs on any device that is capable of supplying phantom power, not just those for Sony cameras.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-05-08

Sony ECM-B1M Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun ...

Sony ECM-B1M Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone for Sony Cameras I am trying to connect the Red to the right and the white to the left connected through HDMI from my Ninja V plus to my Sony fx30 but no audio or video can't get ATOMOS nor Sony help me fix my issue at All then tried RODE GO II and did not work and RODE could not help ! But I am more interested to connect it through my Sony ECM-MS2 microphone hope here at B&H could help?
Asked by: Sam
The Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Electret Condenser Microphone can be connected to the XLR handle unit for the Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera with phantom power engaged for both inputs. The mic is not compatible for direct connection to the Atomos Ninja V 5" 4K HDMI Recording Monitor which has a single 3.5mm mic input and is unable to supply phantom power to the mic. The Ninja V can be connected to the FX30 via HDMI.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-02-08

what is the main difference between ECM-MS2 and ...

what is the main difference between ECM-MS2 and ECM-VG1?
Asked by: max
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).
Answered by: james
Date published: 2021-01-20

Does it work with Zoom H5's XLR inputs?

Does it work with Zoom H5's XLR inputs?
Asked by: Nathan
Yes, the dual XLR outputs of the Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Electret Condenser Microphone can be connected to and used with the XLR inputs on the Zoom H5 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-07-15

Will this mic fit the Sony FX3 mic holder?

Will this mic fit the Sony FX3 mic holder?
Asked by: Claudia
Yes Sony ECM MS2 will fit.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2021-09-09

What foam and fur wind shields fit the ECM-M52?

What foam and fur wind shields fit the ECM-M52?
Asked by: James
As a good option for the Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Electret Condenser Microphone, you can use the Bubblebee Industries Windkiller Long Fur Slip-On Wind Protector for 18 to 24mm Mics - Small, Black (B&H # BUBBIWKS), which combines a foam interior and fur exterior, so you would not need a separate foam windscreen.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-07-16

question

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

Confused about correct MS config: The manual says ...

Confused about correct MS config: The manual says white plug is channel 1 and red plug channel 2. But Sony product photos with camcorder show other way around. Which one is correct? I do not get proper stereo image when decoding mid side.
Asked by: Carsten
The XLR connectors for the Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Electret Condenser Microphone are marked in different colors to indicate left and right. The red connector is for the right channel and the white connector is for the left channel. Channel 1 on the camera is typically for the left and channel 2 on the camera is typically for the right.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-02-23
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