Sony ECM-680S MS Stereo Shotgun Microphone, 50 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response

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Product Highlights

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Stereo and Monaural Switchable
  • Flat-and-Wide Frequency Response
  • Built-in Low Cut Filter
  • Compact and Lightweight Design
  • Made For Universal
  • Shotgun Mic
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About Sony ECM-680S

The Sony ECM-680S is an MS stereo shotgun, electret condenser microphone, ideal for a broad range of field production and broadcast studio applications. Incorporating newly developed microphone capsules, the ECM-680S offers excellent sensitivity, low inherent noise and a flat-and-wide frequency response. The most distinguished feature of the ECM-680S is its switchable operation between a highly directional monaural mode and stereo mode.

Monaural mode provides highly directional sound pickup, while stereo mode delivers natural and spatial sound. The MS microphone signal of the ECM-680S is internally decoded and it provides L and R (stereo) outputs. The ECM-680S is supplied with a XLR-5-pin to XLR-5 pin cable for use with 5-pin XLR input equipped camcorders. The optional K-1504 cable should be used when connecting the ECM-680S stereo shotgun with camcorders having two 3-pin XLR inputs.

Sony ECM-680S Features

  • Excellent Sound Quality: The ECM-680S uses the Mid-Side technique that offers natural stereo sound & excellent localization. Equipped with newly developed large diaphragm microphone capsules with bi-directional characteristics, the ECM-680S delivers superb sensitivity & extremely low inherent noise
  • Stereo and Monaural Switchable: The ECM-680S can operate in either stereo or monaural (uni-directional) mode, allowing it to be used in both EFP and ENG applications. Stereo mode is ideal for capturing environmental sound with natural sound quality
  • Flat-and-Wide Frequency Response: The ECM-680S microphone has a flat-and wide frequency response (50 Hz to 20 kHz (stereo)/40 Hz to 20 kHz (monaural)) in both stereo and monaural modes and will provide sound reproduction that is extremely smooth and natural
  • Built-in Low Cut Filter: The built-in two-position (M,V) low cut switch provides a simple method of reducing the effects of undesired ambient noise
  • Compact and Lightweight Design: The ECM-680S has been designed to be a compact yet high-performance stereo shotgun microphone, ideal for camera mounted use. It measures only 9 7/8 inches in length and weighs less than 4.9 oz, maintaining good balance and mobility

Sony ECM-680S Specifications

Capsule Type
Stereo MS Electret Condenser
Frequency Response
Stereo: 50 Hz to 20 kHz Monaural: 40 Hz to 20 kHz
Stereo: -28 dB ±3 dB
Monaural: -32 dB ±3 dB
Dynamic Range
Stereo:104 dB or more Monaural: 106 dB or more
S/N Ratio
Stereo: 74 dB or more
Monaural: 76 dB or more
(IEC179 A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1Pa)
Inherent Noise (0dB=20µPa)
Stereo: 21 dB SPL or less, Monaural 20 dB SPL or less
Induction Noise
0 dB SPL or less
Wind Noise
60 dB SPL or less (with windscreen), 55 dB SPL (without windscreen),(0 dB SPL=20u PA)
Max SPL (dB SPL)(0dB=20µP)
124 dB SPL
Cable Length
XLR-5 pin to XLR-5pin
15 inches (Connects with Sony camcorder equipped with front 5-pin mic input)
Power Requirements
DC 40 to 52 V
Dimensions (LxDiameter)
9.84 x 0.78" (250 x 20mm)
140g (4.9 oz)
Mfr #

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David G  Will this mic fit on to a sony pmw-ex1r?
WILLIAM B  Not sure, but I don't why it wouldn't with proper connector. I'm not sure if it is phantom powered or self powered. Not familiar with the product.
David G  Will this mic fit on to a sony pmw-ex1r?
WILLIAM B  Not sure, but I don't why it wouldn't with proper connector. I'm not sure if it is phantom powered or self powered. Not familiar with the product.

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