The Sony ECM-674 is an affordable shotgun-type electret condenser microphone, which delivers excellent sound performance in field and studio productions. Offering high-sensitivity, low-noise characteristics and flat-and-wide frequency response in a compact and lightweight design. The ECM-674 is well-suited for use with Sony camcorders such as the HDV™ Series, DVCAM™ Series, and XDCAM™ Series. In addition, its two-way powering feature allows for phantom powering or battery operation. With its high performance, affordable price, and great versatility, the ECM-674 microphone is an ideal choice for a range of sound-acquisition applications.
Superb Sound Quality
The ECM-674 offers an excellent sensitivity of -36 dB (0 dB=1 V/Pa.) and low inherent-noise level of less than 17 dB SPL. This allows the microphone to be used for clear voice pick-up even in noisy environments.
Flat-and-wide Frequency Response
The ECM-674 microphone has a flat and wide frequency response (40 Hz to 20 kHz) and provides sound reproduction that is extremely smooth and natural.
Compact and Lightweight Design
The ECM-674 has been designed as a highly directional compact and lightweight shotgun microphone. It measures only 10 5/8 inches (268 mm) in length and weighs just 6.5 oz (185 g), maintaining good balance even when mounted on compact camcorders.
A two-way powering capability allows the ECM-674 to be driven by microphone power or batteries, making it suitable for both camcorder mounting and many other sound-gathering applications.
Internal AA-size battery operation
External DC (40 to 52 V) operation
Built-in Low Cut Filter
The built-in two-position (M, V) low-cut switch provides users with a simple method of reducing the effects of undesired ambient noise.
Built-in Battery Liquid Leakage Protection Circuit
In general, old batteries can leak and damage the equipment they are used in. The ECM-674 helps prevent this by continually detecting the output voltage of the battery and shutting off the power supplied to the electric circuit whenever the voltage drops beneath a certain threshold.
Did You Know....... many top record producers, when recording vocals, will use a dynamic mic for up close vocals and a heavily compressed shotgun mic about five feet away. It's true! The dynamic mic not only captures part of the final sound, but is also useful for giving the artist something to focus on, keeping a fairly consistent position relative to the shotgun mic. Have a shotgun mic on hand for your next vocal session....it could be the goldmine you've been seeking!