Compact Stereo/Mono Electret Condenser Microphone

The ECM-MS2 compact Electret condenser microphone is designed to work with handheld camcorders. The compact 137mm length prevents the microphone inadvertently appearing in view and makes it easier to transport.

The ECM-MS2 offers both stereo and mono operation, increasing the versatility of the microphone. It is particularly useful for capturing accurate ambient stereo sound when dialogue might be alternately captured with wireless microphones. This makes the ECM-MS2 very well suited to applications such as news gathering and documentary shooting on location.


TypeBack electret condenser microphone
Stereo typeMS (Mid-Side) stereo microphone
Frequency ResponseStereo: 80 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Monaural: 70 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity *[1]Stereo: -32 dB ±3 dB
Monaural: -36 dB ±3 dB
Output Impedance *[2]30 Ω ±20%, balanced
Dynamic Range100 dB or more
Signal-to-Noise Ratio *[3] 69 dB or more (IEC 179 A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa)
Inherent Noise *[4]25 dB SPL or less
Induction Noise From External Magnetic Field *[5]0 dB SPL/1 x 10-7 T (1 mG) or less
Wind Noise *[6] 45 dB SPL or less (with wind screen)
65 dB SPL or less (without wind screen)
Maximum Input Sound Pressure Level *[7]125 dB SPL
ConnectorXLR-3-12C type x2
Power RequirementsExternal power supply 40 V to 52 V DC (IEC 61938 P48)
Dimensions *[8]24 dia. x 137 mm (31/32 dia. x 5 1/2 in.)
MassApprox. 160 g (5.6 oz.)
Supplied AccessoriesWind screen (1)
Cable tie (1)
Operating instructions (1)
Warranty booklet (1)
Notes1)0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz
2)0 dB SPL = 20 μPa

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