• Webcode: 228541 • Mfr: ECM88B
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Product Highlights
  • Lavalier Microphone
  • Omnidirectional Pickup Pattern
  • XLR Connection
  • Wired
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The ECM-88B is a miniature omni-directional electret-condenser microphone ideally suited for quality-critical applications in broadcasting, theater and field production. This lavalier mic achieves high-sensitivity and has a flat-and-wide frequency response. The ECM-88B offers extremely low handling noise with unparalleled high sound quality. The ECM-88B comes with a DC-78 power supply and it has a cable length of 8.2 feet. This model is best suited for wired lav mic applications. However; with the DC-78 power supply disconnected, the ECM-88B's 4-pin (SMC9-4P) connector can also be used with Sony WRT-822B and WRT-8B wireless mic body-pack transmitters. Other ECM-88 Series models include: the ECM-88BC; supplied with a 4-pin connector (SMC9-4P) optimized for wireless mic use (cable length 3.9 feet); the ECM-88BPT pigtail version (without connector), and the ECM-88FPT beige-colored pigtail version (without conector).


Key Features 

  • Omni-directional dual-diaphragm design with unparalleled sound quality
  • Ultra-compact microphone capsule with a flat-and-wide frequency response
  • Extremely low cable handling noise
  • Water-resistant design


What's Included

  • ECM-88B Microphone
  • Horizontal Holder clip
  • Vertical Holder clip
  • Double metal clip
  • Urethane windscreen
  • DC-78 power supply
  • Carrying case
  • Operating instructions


Product Specifications


Capsule type: Electret condenser

Frequency response: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz

Sensitivity: -52 dB +/- 2 dB (when used in conjunction with the DC-78), 0dB = 1 V/Pa. @ 1 kHz

Output impedance: 100-Ohms +/- 20%

Dynamic range: 99 dB or more

Signal-to-noise ratio: 68 dB or more (1 kHz, 1Pa.)

Inherent noise: 26 dB SPL or less (1kHz, 1 Pa.), 0dB SPL = 20u Pa

Wind noise: 45 dB SPL or less (when using the supplied windscreen), 0dB SPL = 20u Pa

Induction noise from external magnetic field: 5 dB SPL or less (when used with the DC-78), 0dB SPL = 20u Pa

Maximum input sound pressure level: 125 dB SPL, O dB SPL = 20u Pa

Cable length: 8.2 feet

Output connector: ECM-88B: SMC9-4P 4-pin on microphone

Supplied with DC-78 Power Supply Unit for XLR output connection

Power requirements: ECM-88B 4-pin connector: DC 1.1 to 10.0 V. ECM-88B with DC-78

Power Supply connected: Two-way powering -- battery operation (using an AA-size alkaline battery) or external DC operation (12 to 48 V)

Dimensions: 5/32" x 5/32" x 11/16"

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Sony ECM-88B Lavalier Microphone Omni Directional w/DC-78

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