Sony ECM-Z60 microphone

The JBL On Tour speaker with the Sony ECM-Z60 microphone on M's desk in SkyFall
The JBL On Tour speaker with the Sony ECM-Z60 microphone on M's desk in SkyFall
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Sony ECM-Z60 super zoom condenser microphone
photo © Sony

photo © Sony
Sony ECM-Z60 microphone
photo © Sony

On M's desk in SkyFall we can see a Sony ECM-Z60 sophisticated zoom microphone attached to the speaker set, identified here earlier as the JBL On Tour XTB. M (Judi Dench) uses this set to call agents handsfree, while standing behind her desk. The microphone could be seen in a clip from SkyFall which was recently released, (spoiler alert) watch the clip here.

This microphone is not produced anymore, but can be found on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and might be available at other (online) retailers.

Sony's ECM-Z60 super zoom condenser microphone is normally used for recording lectures, speeches, seminars, and other situations where the speaker is distant from your recording position. Features of the ECM-Z60 include a Super Uni-Directional Characteristic, a phase-tube technique to avoid electrical noise interference, a gold plated L-shape miniplug, and a foldable mic stand for easy carrying and set-up.

The mic has 2-way power capability, making it microphone fully portable, as it can be battery-powered with one CR2025 battery, or used indoors on standard AC current using the cable. It uses phase-tube technique, to enhance the uni-directional characteristic, meaning it can be directed to a sound source, and avoids external noise interference for greater clarity.

Sony ECM-Z60 specifications:
Launch date: 30/06/2005
Connectivity technology: Wired
Weight: 21 g
Dimensions W x D x H: 16 x 22 x 106 mm
Cable length: 1 m
Microphone frequency: 100 - 10000 Hz
Microphone operation mode: Omni-directional
Impedance: 2.8 Ω
Battery type: CR2025
Battery life: 300 h

Product Code: 
al009

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Comments

".. or used indoors on standard AC current using the cable. " please don't do this! The alternative power source is using your device's 'Plug-in power'* - a small charge sent along one of the connectors - "Plug in power is typically 5 volts of dc used to power up the JFET of inexpensive condenser microphones. The voltage can be on a separate conductor from the audio or ride on the same conductor as the audio." (copied form the Shure site) *common with minidisc recorders,etc

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