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


This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only those countries where it is legally enforced, mainly in the countries EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland.

Names and Functions of Parts (Fig.) (The numbers refer to the corresponding numbers in the figure.)


Directivity (Polar pattern) switch

: Uni-directional

: Omni-directional

: Bi-directional

PAD switch Select the PAD switch to the level of input source.

: Off : On

LOW CUT switch The low cut filter reduces the wind noise effectively.

: Normal setting : The low cut filter is applied.

Output connector (XLR-3-12C type) The sound recorded with the microphone is output. The power is supplied to the microphone from an external equipment through this connector when the microphone is operating on the external power supply.

Wind screen Attach to the microphone to reduce wind or breathing noise.

Cradle suspension When using a microphone stand (not supplied), for example, attach the cradle suspension to the microphone. A stand adaptor is equipped to the cradle suspension. If you do not plan on using the stand adaptor, detach it, and then attach it to a microphone stand (sold separately).

Ring Be sure to rotate and fix the ring after the microphone is equipped to the cradle suspension. Unless done so, there is a risk the microphone will fall.

Stand adaptor

Power Supply This microphone is powered only from an external power supply. Connect output connector of the microphone to the microphone connector of a Phantom power supply (external power supply) or an audio mixer. For connection, use a microphone cable.

Note An unbalanced cable cannot be connected to this microphone. Be sure to use a balanced microphone cable.

How to open the carrying case (Fig.) 1 Pull up the bottom hinge.* 2 Pull down the upper hinge.* * Release the other hinge in the same way. 3 Push up the lid. When closing the carrying case, be careful that your hands, etc. are not caught in it. Do not place a heavy object or sit on the carrying case.

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).

It may cause noise or failure. 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.

It takes a few minutes for the output voltage to stabilize after changing the directivity switch. Use it after the output is stabilized.

The microphone output signal is a balanced output. Unbalanced output is not supported, so be sure to connect it to the balanced input circuit.

Since the microphone adopts an extremely high impedance circuit, if the switch is changed while the external power is on, it may emit induction noise, but this is not a malfunction.

The portion with AUTO_PRESSURE_RELEASE on the carrying case cannot be moved. Also, this does not guarantee its performance.

A cable with the connector housing part connected to the ground wire (pin 1) is recommended for the microphone cable. Cables that are not connected to a ground wire may emit noise. If a ground terminal is available, noise can be reduced by connecting to that terminal. Also, if used extending several microphone cables and the connector housing part touches the floor, noise may worsen.

Specifications General Type 2 Way Microphone (Condenser + Electret condenser)

Power supply External power supply operation 44 V to 52 V DC (IEC* 61938 P48)

Power consumption Less than 4.5 mA

Output connector XLR-3-12C Type

Dimensions 40 mm dia. 175 mm (1.57 in. dia. 6.89 in.)

Mass Approx. 290 g (10.2 oz)

Supplied accessories Cradle suspension (1) Wind screen (1) Stand adaptor (W3/8 - NS5/8) (1) Carrying case (1) Operating instructions (this sheet) (1) Warranty card (1)

Performance Frequency response 20 Hz - 50,000 Hz

Directivity Uni-directional / Omni-directional / Bi-directional (switchable)

Output impedance 90 15%, balanced

Sensitivity -31 dB (Uni-directional)

-37 dB (Omni-directional)

-35 dB (Bi-directional) (deviation3 dB) (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)

Inherent noise Less than 19 dB SPL (Uni-directional)

Less than 24 dB SPL (Omni-directional) Less than 22 dB SPL (Bi-directional) (0 dB=2 10-5 Pa) (IEC* 61672-1 A-Weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa)

Maximum input sound pressure level More than 132 dB SPL (Uni-directional) More than 138 dB SPL (Omni-directional) More than 136 dB SPL (Bi-directional) (output level for 1% waveform distortion at 1 kHz, converted into equivalent input sound pressure level: 0 dB=2 10-5 Pa)

Dynamic range More than 113 dB (Uni-directional) More than 114 dB (Omni-directional) More than 114 dB (Bi-directional)

PAD 0 dB/-10 dB (switchable)

LOW CUT filter Flat/70 Hz (switchable)

* IEC = International Electrotechnical Commission Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.


Condenser Microphone

Operating Instructions GB

Mode demploi FR



2018 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan Imprim au Japon

Franais Microphone condensateur Avant dutiliser ce microphone, lisez attentivement ce mode demploi conserver pour toute rfrence ultrieure.

La validit du marquage CE est limite aux pays o il est lgalement appliqu, principalement dans les pays de lEEA (Espace conomique europen) et en Suisse.

Nomenclature (Fig.) (Les numros correspondent ceux des illustrations.)


Commutateur de directivit (Diagramme polaire)

: Unidirectionnelle

: Omnidirectionnelle

: Bidirectionnelle

Commutateur PAD Rglez le commutateur PAD au niveau de la source dentre.

 : Dsactiv  : Activ

Commutateur LOW CUT Le filtre passe-haut rduit efficacement le bruit du vent.

 : Rglage normal  : Application du filtre passe-haut.

Connecteur de sortie (type XLR-3-12C) Le son enregistr par le microphone est sorti. Lalimentation est fournie au microphone par un appareil externe via ce connecteur quand le microphone fonctionne sur une alimentation extrieure.

Bonnette anti-vent Mettez-la sur le microphone pour rduire le bruit du vent ou de la respiration.

Suspension du support Quand vous utilisez un pied (non fourni), par exemple, fixez la suspension de support au microphone. La suspension de support est munie dun adaptateur de pied. Si vous ne prvoyez pas dutiliser ladaptateur de pied, retirez-le, puis fixez-le un pied de microphone (vendu sparment).

Anneau Assurez-vous de tourner et fixer lanneau aprs linstallation du microphone sur la suspension de support. Sinon, le microphone risque de tomber.

Adaptateur de support

Alimentation Ce microphone est aliment uniquement par une alimentation externe. Raccordez le connecteur de sortie du microphone au connecteur pour microphone dune alimentation fantme (alimentation externe) ou dune console audio. Pour effectuer le raccordement, utilisez un cble de microphone.

Remarque Il nest pas possible de connecter un cble asymtrique ce microphone. Assurez-vous dutiliser un cble de microphone symtrique.

Comment ouvrir ltui de transport (Fig.) 1 Soulevez la charnire infrieure.* 2 Abaissez la charnire suprieure.* * Dgagez lautre charnire de la mme faon. 3 Poussez le couvercle vers le haut. Lors de la fermeture de ltui de transport, veillez ne pas coincer vos mains, etc. Ne placez aucun objet lourd et ne vous assoyez pas sur ltui de transport.

Remarques sur lemploi Les microphones sont dlicats. Veillez ne pas les laisser tomber ou les soumettre des

chocs excessifs. vitez toute priode prolonge dutilisation ou de rangement dans les endroits trs

humides ou des tempratures suprieures 60 C (140 F). Cela pourrait causer du bruit ou une dfaillance.

Si une rtroaction acoustique se produit pendant lutilisation (un sifflement mis par les haut-parleurs), dirigez le microphone loppos des haut-parleurs ou augmentez la distance entre le microphone et les haut-parleurs.

Quelques minutes sont ncessaires pour stabiliser la tension de sortie aprs la modification de rglage du commutateur de directivit. Utilisez le microphone une fois la tension de sortie stabilise.

Le signal de sortie du microphone est symtrique. Comme les signaux de sortie asymtriques ne sont pas pris en charge, assurez-vous de le connecter un circuit dentre symtrique.

Comme le microphone est muni dun circuit impdance extrmement leve, le changement de position du commutateur pendant que lalimentation externe est active pourrait entraner lmission de bruit induit, mais il ne sagit pas dun problme de fonctionnement.

La partie indiquant AUTO_PRESSURE_RELEASE sur ltui de transport ne peut pas tre dplace. De plus, cela ne garantit pas ses performances.

Un cble avec botier de connecteur raccord au fil de masse (broche 1) est recommand comme cble de microphone. Les cbles qui ne sont pas raccords un fil de masse pourraient mettre du bruit. Si une borne de masse est disponible, le bruit peut tre attnu grce au raccordement cette borne. De plus, lors de lutilisation de plusieurs cbles prolongateurs de microphone, le bruit pourrait tre accentu en cas de contact du botier de connecteur au sol.

Spcifications Gnralits Type Microphone 2 voies (Condensateur + Condensateur lectret)

Alimentation Fonctionnement sur alimentation externe 44 V 52 V CC (CEI* 61938 P48)

Consommation de courant Infrieure 4,5 mA

Connecteur de sortie Type XLR-3-12C

Dimensions 40 mm dia. 175 mm (1,57 po dia. 6,89 po)

Poids Environ 290 g (10,2 oz)

Accessoires fournis Suspension de support (1) Bonnette anti-vent (1) Adaptateur de support (W3/8 - NS5/8) (1) tui de transport (1) Mode demploi (ce feuillet) (1) Carte de garantie (1)

Performances Rponse en frquence 20 Hz - 50 000 Hz

Directivit Unidirectionnelle / Omnidirectionnelle / Bidirectionnelle (commutable)

Impdance de sortie 90  15 %, symtrique

Sensibilit -31 dB (Unidirectionnelle)

-37 dB (Omnidirectionnelle)

-35 dB (Bidirectionnelle) (dviation 3 dB) (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)

Bruit inhrent Infrieur 19 dB SPL (Unidirectionnelle)

Infrieur 24 dB SPL (Omnidirectionnelle) Infrieur 22 dB SPL (Bidirectionnelle) (0 dB=2 10-5 Pa) (CEI* 61672-1 Mesure pondre A, 1 kHz, 1 Pa)

Niveau de pression acoustique dentre maximale Suprieur 132 dB SPL (Unidirectionnelle) Suprieur 138 dB SPL (Omnidirectionnelle) Suprieur 136 dB SPL (Bidirectionnelle) (niveau de sortie pour 1 % de distorsion 1 kHz, converti en niveau de pression acoustique dentre quivalente : 0 dB=2 10-5 Pa)

Plage dynamique Suprieure 113 dB (Unidirectionnelle) Suprieure 114 dB (Omnidirectionnelle) Suprieure 114 dB (Bidirectionnelle)

PAD 0 dB/-10 dB (commutable)

Filtre LOW CUT Plat/70 Hz (commutable)

* CEI = Commission lectrotechnique Internationale La conception et les spcifications peuvent tre modifies sans pravis.

Remarque Vrifiez toujours que lappareil fonctionne correctement avant lutilisation. Sony nassumera pas de responsabilit pour les dommages de quelque sorte quils soient, incluant mais ne se limitant pas

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