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The Sony Model ECM-56F
cardioid electret condenser microphone

The SONY ECM-56F

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MANUFACTURER’S SPECIFICATIONS

  • Capsule: Back-electret condenser

  • Directivity: Unidirectional

  • Impedance: 250 ohms ±20 per cent at 1 kHz, balanced

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz

  • Output Level: Effective output level –53.8 dbm (0 dbm = 1 mW/10 µBar, 1000 Hz); open circuit voltage, 0.2 mV/µBar at 1000 Hz, output level deviation ±2 dB

  • Recommended Load Impedance: More than 3 kilohms

  • Maximum Input Level: Approximately 134 dB SPL

  • Noise Level: Less than 28 dB SPL (0 dB SPL = 2×10-4 µBar)

  • Wind Noise: Less than 40 dB SPL at 2 m/S velocity

  • Induction Noise from External Magnetic Field: Less than 5 dB SPL at 1 milligauss, 50 Hz

  • Power Requirements: 7 to 9 vdc, 1 mA max. from internal battery or 24 to 54 vdc, 3.5 mA from external power supply

  • Battery Life: Approximately 400 hrs. with Eveready 216 manganese, or approx. 600 hrs. with Eveready E146 mercury

  • Cable: Attached, 732-in. diameter (5.2 mm), 2-conductor shielded cable with Cannon XLR-3-12C plug, 20 ft. (600 cm)

  • Mounting Thread: PF-½

  • Dimensions: 2 in. (5 cm) × 8¼ in. (20.7 cm)

  • Weight: 1.06 lbs. (500 gms)

  • Finish: Non-reflective satin nickel

  • Accessories Supplied: Stand adapter PF-½ to NS 58

The SONY ECM-56F

The following illustrations and text are reprinted from the January 1979 issue of Audio.

Sony ECM-56F specifications

The SONY ECM-56F

Sony ECM-56F specifications

The SONY ECM-56F

Sony ECM-56F specifications

SONY ECM-56F
Microphone courtesy of Jeff Rudisill

Sony ECM-56F specifications

SONY ECM-56F
Photo courtesy of Bob Cadar

SONY ECM-56F
Photo courtesy of Bob Cadar

SONY ECM-56F
Photo courtesy of Bob Cadar

SONY ECM-56F
Photo courtesy of Bob Cadar


The following ten photos are provided through the courtesy of Miguel Bedolla.

Miguel Bedolla's Sony ECM-5656F

Miguel Bedolla's Sony ECM-5656F

Miguel Bedolla's Sony ECM-5656F

Miguel Bedolla's Sony ECM-5656F

Miguel Bedolla's Sony ECM-5656F

Miguel Bedolla's Sony ECM-5656F

Miguel Bedolla's Sony ECM-5656F

Miguel Bedolla's Sony ECM-5656F

Miguel Bedolla's Sony ECM-5656F

Miguel Bedolla's Sony ECM-5656F

ECM-56P Service Manual
Download the ECM-56P Service Manual.
Courtesy of Torben Larsen.

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Download the January 1979 Audio review of this mic.
 

 

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