The ECM-MS2 is an MS stereo electret condenser microphone designed for mounting on professional camcorders equipped with two XLR inputs and phantom powering. The ECM-MS2 delivers excellent sound performance in field and studio production applications at an affordable price. The MS microphone signal of the ECM-MS2 is internally decoded and it provides L and R (stereo) outputs. The MS2 stereo microphone also supports mono operation by simply unpluging the right channel (disabling phantom power from the right channel XLR connector).
Mono/Stereo Electret Condenser Microphone
Compact lightweight design ideal for use with hand-held camcorders:
The compact 137mm length of the ECM-MS2 prevents inadvertent vignetting of the microphone in the view when it is attached to a hand-held professional camcorder. The short length is also convenient for packing and transporting the microphone with a compact camcorder.
Stereo and mono operation:
The ECM-MS2 offers mono operation when stereo is not required, simply by cutting off the power supply to the right channel. This capability is useful for recording environmental sounds with one channel, while the other channel is being used with an additional wireless microphone system.
Professional quality sound reproduction:
The ECM-MS2 delivers professional-quality natural sound reproduction. It has a frequency response of 80 Hz to 20 kHz (stereo) and 70 Hz to 20 kHz (mono), excellent sensitivity of -32 dB (stereo) and -36 dB (mono), and an inherent noise level of less than 25 dB SPL.
Metal body reduces external noise:
The microphone's metal body enhances audio performance by blocking vibration, resonance, and RF noises.
External DC (40 to 52 V) operation:
The ECM-MS2 provides an electronically balanced output operation on 48 V standard external power.
Original windscreen protects from contact noise:
The supplied "feather boa like" windscreen suppresses the strong wind noise typical of harsh-climate operating conditions.
Cable tie for bundling and fastening the microphone cable:
A cable tie is supplied to fasten the unplugged microphone cable during mono operation.
Capsule Type: Stereo MS Electret Condenser
Frequency Response: Stereo: 80 Hz to 20 kHz; Monaural: 70 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity: Stereo: -32 dB; Monaural: -36 dB
Dynamic Range: 100dB or more
S/N Ratio: Stereo: 69 dB or more; Monaural: 69 dB or more (IEC179 A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1Pa)
Inherent Noise (0dB=20µPa): Stereo: 25 dB SPL or less, Monaural 25 dB SPL or less -
Max SPL (dB SPL)(0dB=20µP): 125 dB SPL
Connector: XLR 3-pin (x2)
Cable Length : XLR-3-pin (x2) with attached cable; 15 inches (Connects with Sony camcorder equipped with two 3-pin XLR mic inputs)