Sony C48 Microphone

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The Sony C 48 is a large diaphragm, multi-pattern condenser microphone designed for vocal and general instrument recording and sound reinforcement. The C 48 features 3 selectable polar-patterns. Cardioid, omni-directional and bi-directional (figure eight) patterns provide the flexibility needed for any recording application. The C 48 is powered via +48 volt phantom or 9 Volt DC alkaline battery. The capsule is securely housed in a vibration proof enclosure eliminating noise caused by handling. A 10dB Pad switch improves Sound Pressure Level handling. A 2 position low-frequency roll-off switch reduces hum and noise registered at lower frequencies.


Vibration-proof structure to eliminate noise transmitted through cable or stand

Selectable directivity-uni-directional, omni-directional or bi-directional

2-way powering-internal battery (50 hours of continuous operation) or external power supply

Suitable for vocal and instrumental recording

l0dB attenuation switch

2 position low cut switch


Capsule type: Condenser

Frequency response: 30 -16,000

Directivity: Uni/Omni/Bi-directional

Sensitivity (dB) (0dB=1V/1 Pa at 1kHz): -41.0 ± 2.0 (Uni)

Dynamic range (dB): 106

Low-Cut: Music ,Voice

Power supply

Battery: 9V

Ext. power: DC 48V

Microphone Connector: XLR-3-12C type

Battery Life: 50H

Stand screw/Mic Holder screw: PF 1/2 inch thread

Output impedance at 1kHz (balanced) (1/2 ± 20%): 150

Induction noise from ext. magnetic field (0dB=20µ)P: 0

Effective output level at 1kHz (dBm) (0dBm=1mW/1P): -38.8(Uni)

Signal-to-noise ratio (A weighted,1kHz,1Pa): 72 dB(Uni)

Inherent noise (0dB=20µPa.): equal to or less than 22 dB SPL

Wind noise (0dB=20µPa.): 47(dB SPL)

Max. input sound pressure level (0dB=20µP): 128(dB SPL)

Mic attenuator: -10(dB)

Current drain (approx.): less than or equal to 1(mA)

Supplied Stand Adapter: NS 5/8 inch thread, W 3/8 inch thread

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