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What Sony mic is this?
« on: September 25, 2022, 03:58:32 PM »
Does anyone recognize this little Sony stereo mic? (It's about thumbtip sized.)  Trying to find what model it is, and specs, but image and word searches haven't found it for me.

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Re: What Sony mic is this?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2022, 06:18:12 PM »
Looks very similar to a Sony PC-62

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Re: What Sony mic is this?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2022, 06:41:55 PM »
Thanks but not an exact match.  It looks like the PC-62 had a plug coming out of the back, to go into the desktop adapter. This one is wired, with a tieclip attached. Might well be the same mic element though!

After a few more clicks....it appears that the PC-62 with the miniplug came with the WM-D3. I'm guessing this is the wired version that came with the WM-D6c.
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Re: What Sony mic is this?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2022, 08:54:15 PM »
It's been 35 years, but I don't think the WM-D6C came with a mic. I got a woeful Sony ECM-101 first to use with my D6C and then replaced it with the better ECM-121 before switching to Sonic Studios DSM6 a few years later. That looks like the ECM-121.

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Re: What Sony mic is this?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2022, 09:15:37 PM »
That's a positive ID, thanks!

I'm sure it's no match for your DSM6, but were you generally happy with the recordings from the ECM-121? If the specs in the Italian listing are correct, its bass response only goes down to 100 Hz.
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Re: What Sony mic is this?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2022, 09:38:03 PM »
That's a positive ID, thanks!

I'm sure it's no match for your DSM6, but were you generally happy with the recordings from the ECM-121? If the specs in the Italian listing are correct, its bass response only goes down to 100 Hz.
As a beginner steath mic I was pretty happy with it, but then I didn't really know any better. It was certainly better than the ECM-101, which was *really* lacking in bass even though it was also spec'd to 100 Hz. I did make some decent tapes with it from 1988 to 1991.
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Re: What Sony mic is this?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2022, 10:46:06 PM »
That looks like the one that came with my WM-D3. Let's see if I can find it.
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Re: What Sony mic is this?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2022, 04:09:25 AM »
For me it looks like
Sony ecm ts 120
Or
Sony ecm ts 125.
Both are nearly the same with
Clear results but always Messing
Enough amount of bass  :hmmm:
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Re: What Sony mic is this?
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2022, 05:19:38 AM »
That looks like the one that came with my WM-D3. Let's see if I can find it.
That's the PC-62 already discussed. The mic element section appears to be the same, but the PC-62 went directly to a 1/8" male plug for direct insertion in to the deck. Then there was an additional cable with a female jack for having the mic away from the deck.

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/sony-pc-62-clip-audio-stereo-1882427294

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Re: What Sony mic is this?
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2022, 06:19:14 AM »
I'm sure it's no match for your DSM6, but were you generally happy with the recordings from the ECM-121? If the specs in the Italian listing are correct, its bass response only goes down to 100 Hz.


CUTS off at 100 Hz, or starts rolling off at 100 Hz?


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Re: What Sony mic is this?
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2022, 07:37:29 AM »
That looks like the one that came with my WM-D3. Let's see if I can find it.
That's the PC-62 already discussed. The mic element section appears to be the same, but the PC-62 went directly to a 1/8" male plug for direct insertion in to the deck. Then there was an additional cable with a female jack for having the mic away from the deck.

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/sony-pc-62-clip-audio-stereo-1882427294



That's right, I forgot that it had the 1/8" male on the mic itself.
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Re: What Sony mic is this?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2022, 03:46:46 PM »
Not the Sony ECM-121. I have mine right in front of me (used to record shown with it between 1990-1994); different colour and no "L" to the left side...

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Re: What Sony mic is this?
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2022, 01:08:13 AM »
Not the Sony ECM-121. I have mine right in front of me (used to record shown with it between 1990-1994); different colour and no "L" to the left side...

the ECM-121 came in diff. colours ... I know silver and black  :shrug:
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