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Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Condenser Mic Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Condenser Mic
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Capture exquisite audio.

The ECM-MS2 is a professional MS stereo electret condenser microphone designed for mounting on professional camcorders equipped with two XLR inputs and phantom powering. It provides 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. It also supports mono operation by simply unpluging the right channel (disabling phantom power from the right channel XLR connector).

Key Features

  • Stereo and Mono Operation
  • Mounts to Professional Camcorders
  • Excels in Field and Studio Production
  • Metal Body Blocks RF and Movement Noise
  • Short and Compact
  • Includes Windscreen and Cable Tie

Sized for handheld camcorders.

With a short, compact size, the ECM-MS2 mic is perfectly proportioned for professional handheld camcorders. The traditional shotgun mic that works for classic shoulder-mount camcorders may not be a good choice for compact handheld camcorders, as the long shotgun barrel can vignette and intrude into the video frame. So we kept the ECM-MS2 mic short, making it the perfect companion for handheld professional camcorders like the Sony PMW-100, NEX-FS700U and HXR-NX30U.

Professional configuration.

To work with professional camcorders, the ECM-MS2 stereo mic offers XLR 3-pin connectors and balanced audio cables. This configuration tends to reject electromagnetic interference for beautiful, noise-free performance. To simplify operation, the mic draws current from the camcorder via 48-volt phantom power.

Take control of background sound.

While the lens controls the visual frame, the mic controls the audio perspective. Some microphones are strictly omni-directional—picking up sounds behind the camera as well as in front. This can create a disconnect between images and audio, not to mention introducing distracting environmental noise. The ECM-MS2 mic has a solution. Switch to monaural mode by simply unplugging the right channel for uni-directional performance—sound from the back is suppressed by up to 20 dB (at 1 kHz). It's the perfect feature for news-gathering or documentary shooting on location.

What's Included

  • Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Condenser Mic
  • Furry Windscreen
  • Cable Tie
  • Limited Warranty


Product Specifications


Detailed Specifications
Capsule Type Stereo MS Electret Condenser
Frequency Response Stereo: 80 Hz to 20 kHz Monaural: 70 Hz to 20 kHz
Pattern Uni-Directional
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
Stereo: 25 dB SPL or less, Monaural 25 dB SPL or less
Induction Noise from External Magnetic Field -
Wind Noise -
(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)
Power Requirements DC 40 to 52 V
Dimensions ø15/16 x 5.4 inches (ø24mm x 137mm)
Weight 5.6 oz (160 grams)

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Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Condenser Mic

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