Sony ECM-680S - Electret Condenser Microphone Operating Instructions

Sony ECM-680S - Electret Condenser Microphone Operating Instructions

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Sony ECM-680S - Electret Condenser Microphone Operating Instructions

Overview

OVERVIEW - Part 1OVERVIEW - Part 2

Directivity
Directivity

Frequency response characteristics
Frequency response characteristics

Introduction

Before using the microphone, please read this manual thoroughly. This manual should be retained for future reference.

For the customers in Europe
This product is intended for use in the following Electromagnetic Environments: E1 (residential), E2 (commercial and light industrial), E3 (urban outdoors), E4 (controlled EMC environment, ex. TV studio).

Features

  • Switchable sound pickup modes
    Stereo mode: For capturing natural sound quality with excellent localization using the MS (Mid-Side) system.
    Monaural mode: For capturing highly directional sound within a narrow range.
  • Compact and lightweight
    Owing to its small dimensions of 20 dia. × 250 mm and weight of 105 g, the microphone can be used and carried easily.
  • LOW CUT switch which cuts unnecessary low frequency
    The low cut filter reduces the noise occurring due to wind or vibration.
  • External power supply
    The microphone can be powered on an external power supply of 40 V to 52 V DC.

Names and Functions of Parts

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(The numbers refer to the corresponding numbers in the figure.)

  1. Microphone
  2. LOW CUT switch
    The low cut filter reduces the wind noise effectively.
    M (): Normal setting
    V (): The low cut filter is applied.
  3. ST/MONO switch
    Switches the sound pickup mode.
    ST: Stereo mode
    MONO: Monaural (uni-directional) mode; audio is output from the L channel only and the STEREO indicator turns off.
    Notes
  • If power to the R channel is cut while the ST/MONO switch is set to "ST, " the microphone changes to monaural mode.
  • Noise may occur when the sound pickup mode is switched.
  • When the microphone is connected to the HDW-F900R, HDW-790, or the PDW-F350/F330 professional camcorder, monaural mode can be selected through a menu operation on the camcorder.
    For details, see "Sound Pickup Mode. "
  1. STEREO indicator
    Lights up when the microphone is set to stereo mode; however, turns off when power from the external device to the R channel is cut.
  2. Output connector (XLR-5-12C type)
    This connector transmits the sound pickup from the microphone to the external device and supplies power to the microphone from the external device.
    For details, see "Power Supply. "
    1. Microphone spacer (molded type)
    2. Microphone spacer (sheet type)
      When attaching the microphone to a video camera using a microphone holder (the one mounted on the camera or optional), attach the spacer to the grip of the microphone.
  3. Wind screen
    Attach to the microphone to reduce wind or breathing noise. After attaching to the microphone so that the bottom part of the wind screen covers the SONY logo on the microphone, hold the microphone by the bottom part of the wind screen and fasten the ring to secure the wind screen to the microphone.
  4. Microphone holder
    When using a microphone stand (not supplied), attach the holder to the microphone. When the angle adjustment screw has become loose, tighten it with a coin.
  5. Connecting cord
    Used to connect the output connector to the input connector on an external device such as a camcorder (cable length: 380 mm)

Attaching to a Video Camera

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When attaching the microphone to a video camera using a microphone holder (not supplied), attach the supplied microphone spacer (molded type) -a to the microphone (). If vibration from the camcorder is of concern, use the microphone spacer (molded type) -b instead. Remove the two release sheets () and wrap the spacer around the microphone grip ().
Attach the microphone to the holder so that the "UP" mark on the microphone faces upward to obtain correct directivity.

Power Supply

This microphone is powered only from an external power supply. Use the connecting cord to connect the output connector to the microphone input connector (XLR-type, 5-pin) on the camcorder. If you are using an optional 5-pin to 3-pin x2 conversion cable (available in the near future), you can connect the microphone to a device that has no XLR-type, 5-pin input connector, such as an AC power supply unit, an audio mixer, or a video camera.

Notes

  • Before connecting the microphone to a camcorder, check that the camcorder is equipped with the +48 V microphone input connector.
  • An unbalanced cable cannot be connected to this microphone.
    Be sure to use a balanced microphone cable.

Sound Pickup Mode

The sound pickup mode is determined by the following conditions, as shown in the table below.

  • By the front microphone sound pickup mode set by menu operation on the camcorder (when the microphone is connected to an HDW-F900R, HDW-790, or PDW-F350/F330 professional camcorder) or by the status of the power supply to the L and R channels of the microphone (when the microphone is connected to another type of device)
  • By the setting of the ST/MONO switch
Camcorder setting / power supply status ST/MONO switch setting
ST MONO
Stereo / L: on; R: on Stereo 1) Monaural 2)
Monaural / L: on; R: off Monaural 2) Monaural 2)
  1. The STEREO indicator lights up.
  2. The STEREO indicator turns off and audio is output from the L channel only.
    For details on the menu operation on the camcorder, refer to the operation manual supplied with the camcorder.

Notes on Use

  • Microphones are delicate. Do not drop or subject it to excessive shock.
  • Avoid extended usage or storage in high humidity or temperatures above 60°C (140°F).
  • If acoustic feedback occurs during use (a howling sound is heard from the speakers), point the microphone away from the speakers or increase the distance between the microphone and the speakers.

Specifications

General

Type Back electret condenser microphone
Stereo type MS (Mid-Side) stereo microphone
Power supply External power supply operation 40 V to 52 V DC
Power consumption Stereo: 4 mA or less × 2ch; Monaural: 4 mA or less
Output connector Cannon XLR-5-12C type
Dimensions 20 dia. × 250 mm ( 13/16 dia. × 97/8 in.)
Mass Approx. 105 g (3.7 oz)
Supplied accessories Wind screen (1), microphone holder (1), microphone spacer (2), connecting cord (1), stand adaptor (2), case (1), Operating Instructions (1), warranty booklet (1)

Performance

Frequency response Stereo: 50 Hz to 20,000 Hz; Monaural: 40 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Directivity Stereo: Uni-directional; Monaural: Super cardioid
Output impedance 100Ω ±20%, balanced (at 1 kHz)
Sensitivity Stereo: –28 dB1) ±3 dB; Monaural: –32 dB1) ±3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio Stereo: 73 dB (typ); Monaural: 74 dB (typ) (IEC 179, A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa)
Inherent noise Stereo: 21 dB SPL2) (typ); Monaural: 20 dB SPL2) (typ)
Wind noise3) 55 dB SPL or less (with wind screen); 60 dB SPL or less (without wind screen)2)
Induction noise from external magnetic field 0 dB SPL/1 × 10 –7 (1 mG)
Maximum input sound pressure level 124 dB SPL2) (typ) (input level for 1% waveform distortion at 1 kHz, converted into equivalent input sound pressure level)
Dynamic range Stereo: 103 dB (typ); Monaural: 104 dB (typ)
Operating temperature 0°C to +50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage temperature –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to 140°F)
  1. 0 dB = 1 V/Pa (1 kHz)
  2. 0 dB SPL = 20µ Pa
  3. Wind noise is the value measured by applying a wind velocity of 2 m/sec. (6.6 ft/s) to the microphone from all directions. The mean value is taken and converted to the equivalent sound pressure level. (0 dB = 20µ Pa)

Note
Always verify that the unit is operating properly before use. SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT ON ACCOUNT OF THE LOSS OF PRESENT OR PROSPECTIVE PROFITS DUE TO FAILURE OF THIS UNIT, EITHER DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD OR AFTER EXPIRATION OF THE WARRANTY, OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON WHATSOEVER.

Warranty

For the customers in the U.S.A.
SONY LIMITED WARRANTY
- Please visit http://www.sony.com/psa/warranty for important information and complete terms and conditions of Sony's limited warranty applicable to this product.

For the customers in Canada
SONY LIMITED WARRANTY
- Please visit http://www.sonybiz.ca/pro/lang/en/ca/article/resources-warranty-product-registration for important information and complete terms and conditions of Sony's limited warranty applicable to this product.

For the customers in Europe
Sony Professional Solutions Europe - Standard Warranty and Exceptions on Standard Warranty.
Please visit http://www.pro.sony.eu/warranty for important information and complete terms and conditions.

For the customers in Korea
SONY LIMITED WARRANTY
- Please visit http://bpeng.sony.co.kr/handler/BPAS-Start for important information and complete terms and conditions of Sony's limited warranty applicable to this product.

©2007 Sony Corporation

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