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Sony ECM-DS70P Electret Condenser Stereo Microphone
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- High-quality Microphone For Recording On Digital Media
- Unidirectional Stereo Recording
- Direct Connection To Recorder
- Reliable Electret Condenser Technology
- Plug-in Power Operation
- Quality microphone for digital media recording; ideal for DAT, NT and MD recorders
- Plug-in power operation
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This mic is great to use with the Sony Mini disc recorders such as MZ-N707 and up. Although it is referred as uni directional, I have found the stereo separation very good.
As you are recording yourself with other singers for example you distinctly hear the vocal separation or instrument separation on playback so, then you can get an interesting separated sound by adjusting the mike direction.
So, even though the L and R mics are close together they must be facing in different directions to get that quality of separation.
There probably are better mikes, and I am sure they cost more money. I am critical of what sound goes in my ears, and this is excellent for my needs, which is self recording, recording voice lessons, live performances etc.
I hope this review was helpful.
1. It is stereo not mono
2. I just bought a Kodak Zi8 Digital Camcorder
Although the sound is surprisingly good on the Zi8, it has an external Stereo mic jack. The Sony ECM-DS70P is highly regarded and works perfectly with the Zi8. There is a notable difference in the sound when I use the Sony mic. You can clearly hear the stereo sound difference when recording in a 360 degree environment (like outside in a playground or other event). I have also used it for voice recording and it does a nice job there as well.
The sound quality is sufficiently clear when recording, but is not sensitive enough to satisfy the most demanding users such as musicians or professional reporters. You need a relatively strong source.
Here's one MD player recorder that I know has the microphone jack and works great with this microphone:
'Sony MZ-NF810CK Net MD MiniDisc Recorder with Car Kit'
However, don't be fooled. Not every MD player has the appropriate Mic Jack. Double Check the technical documentation to make sure. Units that definitely do not have it are:
'Sony MZ-NE410 High Speed Net MD Walkman Recorder'
Notice the deceptive "Recorder" moniker in the product name. Don't be fooled! Very few MD "recorders" actually record with a microphone!
Not sure about these:
'Sony MZ-NF610 High Speed Net MD Walkman Recorder'
'Sony MZ-N510CK NetMD Walkman/Recorder with Car Kit'
'Sony MZ-N505 Net MD Walkman Player/Recorder'
Do your research before purchasing any MD player. All in all, this is a good value and the ideal microphone for those wanting to record onto a Sony MD.
The ONLY thing keeping me from giving this microphone 5 stars is that it's not powered, and there was no way to enable it to work with my MacBook Pro without buying extra hardware. Not to worry though: It wasn't terribly costly. I bought a Griffin iMic ($39.99) and used it in conjunction with Audacity without a hitch! The recordings I made were so good that my friends and family were unable to tell which recordings were made in a studio (with professional-quality equipment) or with the iMic/Sony mic combination when put on a mixed CD.
Bottom Line: This microphone was able to capture the most diminutive harmonics and loudest fortissimo's without any problems at either end of the spectrum, and I would recommend this to ANY amateur/intermediate performer wishing to capture a high-quality recording of their work!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For $64 I expected an upgrade in quality compared to the built in mic of my Sony digital recorder. I was unpleasantly surprised to discover the opposite. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Craig B Gallaway
works as advertised. sound quality is good. fit and finish are also good.Published 6 months ago by vtxman
The audio response of this unit is not close to the on board condenser mics on my linear PCM recorder. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David M Poynter
Does not work on the GoPro 4 Silver - don't waste your money!!Published 9 months ago by Merlin Berg