New York, NY (October 20, 2017)—At the AES Convention, Sony Electronics’ Pro Audio Division is showing prototypes of three new Hi-Resolution microphones.

The side address mic, C-100, is optimized for vocal use, while the two end address models—the cardioid ECM-100U and the omnidirectional ECM-100N—are intended for instruments.  

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The C-100 supports hi-res recording (?50 kHz); its two-way structure incorporates new capsules with variable directivity that reportedly deliver a frequency response of 20 Hz to 50 kHz. The mic offers selectable pick-up patterns (Omni/Uni/Bi), and the two-part metallic body structure inspired by the C-800G microphone is said to prevent acoustic vibration. The mic includes a -10 dB pad switch to provide added headroom.

Meanwhile, the ECM-100U Hi-Res Uni-Directional Mic and ECM-100N Hi-Res Mic (End Address) are aimed at instrument applications, and are said to offer flat and wide frequency response (20 Hz to 50 kHz). Like the C-100, there’s a -10 dB pad switch as well.