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Sony Introduces New Shotgun Microphone At AES

ECM-674 designed to deliver superb sound for field and studio applications (October 11, 2005)

Sony Electronics recently introducing the ECM-674 shotgun electret condenser microphone, which is designed to provide superb sound performance in both field and studio environments, while combining high-sensitivity and low-noise characteristics in a rugged, compact, lightweight design.

?The ECM-674 offers all the characteristics that recording professionals need, said Paul Foschino, senior manager for professional audio in Sony Electronics Broadcast and Production Systems Division. ?The microphone is highly directional and compact, and its overall versatility makes it an ideal choice for clear voice pick-up and smooth, natural sound reproduction even in noisy location and studio production environments.

The new microphone can be used with several Sony professional camcorders, including models in the HDV, DVCAM and XDCAM product lines, since its compact, lightweight design (10.5 inches long, 6.5 ounces) provides good balance when mounted on compact camcorders.


The ECM-674 offers a flexible two-way powering option (internal AA-size battery or external DC 40 to 52 V), and features sensitivity of 36dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa.), low inherent-noise level of less than 17dB SPL and flat-and-wide frequency responses (40 Hz to 20 kHz).

A built-in low cut filter (two-position M,V) low-cut switch provides users with an easy method of reducing the effects of undesired ambient noise. A built-in battery liquid leakage protection circuit continually monitors battery output voltage and designed to automatically shuts off power when voltage drop-offs presents the risk of a leak.

Supplied accessories include a windscreen, microphone holder, microphone spacer and microphone cable.

The ECM-674 electret condenser microphone is expected to be available in November at a suggested list price of $395.


For more detailed product information visit www.sony.com/professional. To find the nearest Sony authorized dealer or service location call 1-800-686-SONY. For additional information please visit Sony Electronics' web site at www.sony.com.

 


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