ECM-FT5 (ECMFT5)

Flat-shape Electret condenser lavalier microphone

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Overview

Omni-directional flat shape lavalier microphone
The ECM-FT5 is an easy-to-hide flat-shape Electret condenser lavalier microphone delivering excellent sound reproduction in a stylish, ultra-miniature unit. It is also water-resistant and supplied with useful accessories, such as a tie-clip, taping mount and windscreen, making it ideal for a variety of applications where a discreet microphone system is required.

Three versions available

The ECM-FT5BC is supplied with a Sony 4-pin connector (SMC9-4P), for use with DWX and WL-800 Series wireless systems. The ECM-FT5BMP is supplied with a Sony 4-pin (SMC9-4P) connector for use with UWP Series wireless systems. The ECM-FT5B is supplied with a XLR connector.

Features

Flat shape makes it easy to hide
The slim 4.9-mm profile of the ultra-miniature ECM-FT5 is designed to be easily concealed under clothing, and its sleek contours help prevent noise pick-up from garments.
Durable metal body blocks interference
Unique to Sony, the metal body of Sony’s ECM-FT5 offers increased durability and improved audio quality by blocking vibration and resonance. Another advantage of the metal construction is it shields the microphone, blocking RF noise interference.
Professional quality sound reproduction
The ECM-FT5 has a frequency response of 40 Hz to 20 kHz, sensitivity of -43 dB and an inherent noise level of less than 26 dB SPL.
Water-resistant design
A moisture repellent screen covers the microphone aperture to help prevent sweat and dampness from entering the case.
Three versions available
The ECM-FT5BC is supplied with a Sony 4-pin connector(SMC9-4P), for use with DWX and WL-800 Series wireless systems. The ECM-FT5BMP is supplied with a Sony 4-pin (SMC9-4P) connector for use with UWP Series wireless systems. The ECM-FT5B is supplied with a XLR connector.
Tie clip and taping mount for attaching to clothing
A tie clip attaches the microphone to clothing by clipping on a pocket, button-hole or other suitable parts of a garment. A taping mount can attaches the microphone directly to the fabric’s surface.
Windscreen
A small windscreen is used to suppress strong wind noise.
Carrying case
The supplied case provides a robust housing for the ECM-FT5 and its accessories.

Specifications

General
Type
Back electret condenser microphone
Voltage
1.1-10 V
Power consumption
0.2 mA or less
Output connector
ECM-FT5BC: Sony SMC9-4P type
ECM-FT5BMP: TRS connector
(3.5 dia.) with lock
ECM-FT5B: with XLR connector
Dimensions
4.9 x 7.6 x 14 mm (7/32 x 5/16 x 9/16 in.) (microphone unit)
Mass
1.7 g (0.06 oz.) (excluding cable and connector)
Supplied accessories
Wind screen (1), Tie clip (1), Taping mount (1), Carrying case (1), Operating instructions (1)
Performance
Frequency response
40 Hz to 20 Hz
Directivity
Omni-directional
Output impedance
1.2 kΩ ±20%, unbalanced
Sensitivity
-43 dB (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)
Signal-to-noise ratio
68 dB (typ) (IEC 179 A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa)
Inherent noise
26 dB SPL (typ) (0 dB=2x10-5 Pa)
Wind noise*
45 dB SPL or less (with wind screen)
65 dB SPL or less (without wind screen)
Maximum input sound pressure level
134 dB SPL (typ)
(input level for 3% waveform distortion at 1 kHz, converted into equivalent input sound pressure level: 0 dB=2x10-5 Pa)
Dynamic range
108 dB (typ)
Operating temperature
0 °C to +50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)
Storage temperature
-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
*
Wind noise is the value measured by applying a wind velocity of 2 m/sec. (6.6 ft./sec.) to the microphone from all directions.
The mean value is taken and converted to the equivalent sound pressure level.
(0 dB=2x10-5 Pa)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.