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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 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"

Sony ECM-MS2 Reviews

Mono or Stereo

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-02

Nice Microphone. Not quite a shotgun, but close. Being Unidirectional gives it shotgun like sound. It's not super cardiod, but very usefull as a directional Mic. It's a Stereo Mic if you use both XLR connectors. More filling sound in this mode and still directional. Very good for hall type events in this stereo mode. I use it for sports also as a shotgun Mic. Works well.

Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Electret

By Ken
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-27

Purchased this as a drop in stereo upgrade to my Sony XLR-K1M monauralmicrophone. Works great, excellent separation. This microphone should have been the obe included in the K1M kit in the first place, considering the high price of the K1M kit.

Excellent Addition to The FX3 Cine Camera

By Andree
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-15

Got mine today. It is compact and fits perfectly to the Sony FX3 handgrip's mike holder. The sound quality is great. If you want a stereo mike with XLR connection, this is the one to go for.

It works good

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-23

I find no fault with a microphone at all.

Nice microphone

By Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-27

Hooked this up on an NX100. Great sound and much better than the built in mic. It’s small and light. Works perfect for my on camera audio needs.

Great Mic

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-02

I have two of these mics. Perfect Mics.

Nice little shotgun

By Marcelo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

The sound quality is great. If you want a stereo mike with XLR connection, this is the one to go for.

Great on board sound

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-19

Impressive little mic this. Does a great job for run and gun filming when you need to capture decent audio without a dedicated off-cam solution.

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