Lightweight Shotgun Electret Condenser Microphone

The ECM-VG1 is specifically designed for professional field and studio production applications at an affordable price.

It is extremely lightweight and is supplied with an innovative windscreen that suppresses wind noise, making it a perfect choice for field sound shooting with a compact camcorder or attached to a boom pole.

The built-in two-position (M, V) low-cut switch provides a simple method of reducing the effects of unwanted ambient noise.

The ECM-VG1 is supplied with an innovative windscreen that has an internal frame to rigidly fix the windscreen, creating a space between the microphone and the outside part of the windscreen that helps suppress strong wind noise. It also protects the ECM-VG1 from contact noise in harsh operational environments such as outdoor shooting.


Capsule TypeMono Electret Condenser
Frequency Response40 Hz to 20 kHz
DirectivityUni-directional (super-cardioid)
Sensitivity *[1]-33 dB ±3 dB
Output Impedance *[2]60Ω±20%, Balanced
Dynamic Range107 dB or more
Signal-to-Noise Ratio *[3] 76 dB or more
Inherent Noise *[4]18 dB SPL or less
Induction Noise From External Magnetic Field *[5]0 dB SPL
Wind Noise *[6] 45 dB SPL or less (with wind screen)
Maximum Input Sound Pressure Level *[7]125 dB SPL
ConnectorXLR-3-12C (male)
Power RequirementsExternal power supply 40 V to 52 V DC
Dimensions *[8]φ20 x 210 mm
φ13/16 x 8 3/8 inches
MassApprox. 66 g
Approx. 2.3 oz
Supplied AccessoriesWindscreen (1)
Stand adaptor (2)
Operating instructions (1)
Mic spacer (1)
Mic holder (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] 0 dB SPL = 20 μPa.
*[5] dB SPL/1E-7 T, 0 dB SPL = 20 μPa.
*[6] Wind noise at 2m/s (0 dB SPL = 20 μPa.)
*[7] 0 dB SPL = 20 μPa.
*[8] The values for dimensions are approximate

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