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Sony Unveils Advanced Shotgun Microphone At AES

New ECM-678 offers superb sound quality for location shoots (November 01, 2004)

Sony Electronics is expanding its popular shotgun microphone family with the addition of the ECM-678 model. The new mic is designed to meet an array of live location and studio production needs.

The compact, 9.9-inch ECM-678 will work with most professional cameras and camcorders, including the Sony DSR Series of DVCAM camcorders, the PDW-510 and PDW-530 camcorders of the XDCAM Professional Disc System, and Sonys upcoming professional HDV camcorder.

?Videographers can count on the ECM-678 for high performance and durability under the most demanding conditions, said Paul Foschino, senior manager for professional audio in Sony Electronics Broadcast and Production Systems Division. ?A newly developed capsule and built-in low-cut switch helps to reduce pop and wind noises for optimum voice pick-up. This provides the ECM-678 with a highly directional response and makes it particularly effective for voice pick-up in noisy environments.

The microphone comes with a range of accessories including a windscreen, holder, spacer and carrying case. Other features of the ECM-678 include:

Sound Quality: Equipped with a newly developed microphone capsule, the ECM-678 delivers sensitivity of -28 dB and extremely low inherent noise of less than 16 dB SPL.

Flat-and-Wide Frequency Response: 40 Hz to 20 kHz provides smooth, natural sound reproduction.

Compact Design: With a highly directional microphone only 250 mm (9.9 inches) long, the ECM-678 balances a compact size with the ability to deliver solid performance.

Low Cut Filter: Built-in two-position (M, V) low-cut switch allows effortless reduction of ambient noise.

High Durability and Reliability: Vibration-resistant mechanism offers durability and reliability, suitable for the most demanding shooting/recording conditions.

The ECM-678 mic is scheduled to be available in December, with a suggested retail price of $750.

For more detailed product information visit To find the nearest Sony authorized dealer or service location call 1-800-686-SONY.


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