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Cardioid Small Diaphragm Pencil Condenser Microphone

The Sony ECM-100U Hi-Res Microphone is a uni-directional condenser microphone designed to perfectly capture the raw sound of instruments. Providing a powerful studio and live tool for recording instruments of all types, the ECM-100U provides flat frequency response from 20Hz up to 50 kHz. This fits into Sony's ethos of Hi-Resolution audio products.

The ECM-100U uses a two-part metallic body construction originally used in the famous C-800G studio mic to prevent acoustic vibration and self-noise, resulting in perfectly clear sound. 

The mic is fitted with a low-cut filter ideal for reducing low-frequency noise and giving you an option to reduce LF as a result of the proximity effect. There is also a -10dB pad switch for added headroom where necessary.

 

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ECM-100U
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Product Description

The Sony ECM-100U Hi-Res Microphone is a Uni-directional electret condenser microphone ideal for instrument recording in studio and compatible with High-Resolution Audio. Equipped with a newly developed, ultra-sensitive microphone capsule, ECM-100U delivers flat and wide frequency response of 20 to 50,000 Hz and captures the raw sound of the instrument’s original features.

The Sony ECM-100U uses a two-part metallic body construction originally used in the famous C-800G studio mic to prevent acoustic vibration and self-noise, resulting in perfectly clear sound. The mic is fitted with a low-cut filter ideal for reducing low-frequency noise and giving you an option to reduce LF as a result of the proximity effect. There is also a -10dB pad switch for added headroom where necessary.

Sony ECM-100U Hi-Res Microphone Features

Excellent Sound Quality

Newly developed small diaphragm microphone capsule with Uni-directional characteristics delivers authentic sound of instruments with extremely low distortion.

Flat and Wide Frequency Response

The C-100 microphone has flat and wide frequency response (20 Hz to 50kHz) and provides superb sound reproduction quality for High-Resolution Audio.

Noise Elimination Construction

Two-part metallic body structure originally employed in the C-800G microphone prevents acoustic vibration, resulting in low noise and clear sound. 

Low-Cut Filter

Low-Cut filter switch helps eliminate low-frequency noise and proximity effect.

Pad Switch

An -10dB pad switch on ECM-100U microphone provides added headroom and minimizes distortion caused by transient peaks.

 

Capsule Type
Electret Condenser
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 50 kHz
Directivity
Cardioid
Sensitivity *[1]
-41 dB
Output Impedance *[2]
160Ω±15%, Balanced
Dynamic Range
117 dB or more
Signal-to-Noise Ratio *[3]
73 dB or more
Inherent Noise *[4]
21 dB SPL or less
Wind Noise *[5]
50 dB SPL or less (with supplied windscreen)
Maximum Input Sound Pressure Level *[6]
138 dB SPL
Connector
XLR-3-12C (male)
Mic Cable
XLR 3-pin Cable Required (Not Supplied)
Power Requirements
+48 V phantom power
Dimensions *[7]
19dia.×130mm (0.75dia.×5.12in.)
Mass
Approx. 132g (4.6oz.)
Supplied Accessories
Mic holder (1)
Wind screen (1)
Stand screw adaptor (W3/8 to NS5/8) (1)
Operating instructions (1)
Carrying case (1)
Notes
*[1] 0 dB = 1 V/Pa, at 1 kHz
*[2] Output impedance at 1 kHz
*[3] A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa.
*[4] 0dB SPL = 20μPa.
*[5] Wind noise at 2m/s (0 dB SPL = 20μPa.)
*[6] 0 dB SPL = 20μPa.
*[7] The values for dimensions are approximate.