Sony ECM-MS957 One-Point Stereo Microphone

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Sony ECM-MS957 One-Point Stereo Microphone

Designed for instrumental recording by both amateur and professional users, the ECM-MS957 one-point stereo microphone is ideal for usage with the MiniDisc and DAT Walkman® portable stereos. Featuring include a one-point stereo design, mid/side (MS) capsules with a switchable pickup angle, a rotating mid capsule, a Cannon XLR connector, an Oxygen-free Copper (OFC) Litz cord and a gold-plated, L-shaped stereo miniplug.

"Prosumer" model for advanced amateur and professional use.

For instrumental recording thanks to Sony's sensitive Electret Condenser microphone design.

One-point stereo design a single mic for stereo recording-is like having two microphones in one.

Ideal for portable DAT or MD digital recorders with frequency response to 18,000 Hz and 90 dB dynamic range to complement digital recording systems.

Mid/Side (MS) capsules for natural stereo panorama; the Mid capsule picks up monophonic sound while the Side capsule picks up left/right difference sound; subtracting and adding the two capsule signals yield separate Left and Right channels - also permit electronic adjustment of pickup angle.

Mid/Side (MS) switch selects pickup angle between left and right channel; choose 90° for a single voice or instrument or 120° to pick up many voices and instruments, arranged across the stage.

Rotating Mid capsule to adjust the stereo pickup pattern for the widest range of recording situations.

Cannon XLR connector from microphone body to supplied cable for secure, reliable, low-noise connection.

Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) Litz cord for superlative conductivity, minimum loss, minimum noise.

L-shaped stereo mini-plug fits portable recorders.

Supplied accessories include detachable cable, stand, holder, windscreen and carrying case.

Product Specifications

* Battery Life : Approx. 2,000 hours with Sony Manganese Battery
* Cord Length : Detachable, OFC Litz Cord; 6.6' (2 m)
* Directivity : Uni-Directional (stereo); Directive angle 90 or 120° (switchable)
* Dynamic Range : >90dB
* Effective Output Level : -45.8dBm ±3dB (0dB=1mW/Pa, 1kHz)
* Frequency Response : 50 - 18,000Hz
* Maximum sound pressure level input : >115dB SPL (at 1kHz, 1% distortion)
* Open Circuit Output Voltage : -42dB ±3dB (0dB=1mW/Pa, 1kHz)
* Output Impedance : 600 ohms ±30%, unbalanced
* Power Requirements : DC 1.5V from AA Battery (x1)
* Type : Mid-Side Stereo; Electret Condenser Microphone