The SONY F-98 is a high quality cardioid type (uni-directional) microphone incorporating advanced SONY microphone technology for wide frequency response and high front to back rejection in a light weight case. Using an extra strong magnet, it gives superlative performance equal to those having much larger apertures.
It performs equally well when used for instrumentalists, singers (solo or group), and public address. The thin tapered shape comfortably fits in the hand. Light weight, the F-98 is ideal for use in “on-the-spot” interviews. Its high output makes it particularly suitable as a tape recording microphone.
The cardioid polar pattern means nearly complete cancellation of noise originating behind the microphone. Professionally used where a microphone insensitive to extraneous noise is desired, the cardioid pattern of the F-98 is ideal for stereophonic recording and when uni-directional characteristics are desired.
For monophonic recording, a distance of 18 inches or more from the sound source is recommended. If the F-98 is placed too close to the sound source, an unnatural bass will be heard and letters such as “p” and ” b” will produce “pops” in the recording.
Normally when a microphone is placed too far from the source, it will cause the recording to sound thin and hollow and lack bass. Not so with the F-98. It will maintain its superb characteristics even under these conditions.
The normal distance between the microphones for stereophonic sound should be 3 to 4 feet. Room acoustics, playback speaker spacing as well as personal preference may require change of this distance. In case it is necessary to place the F-98 microphones closer together than 4 feet in stereophonic recording, it is recommended they should be turned so that they face in opposite directions. A few “trial runs” will generally serve to indicate the best placement of the F- 98 microphones.
The removable stand permits the F-98 to be hand-held as a probe microphone or used as a desk microphone. The microphone stand is designed so that it can be reversed for a higher or lower desk angle.
Type: Dynamic microphone
Directional characteristic: Uni-directional
Frequency response: 70-14,000 Hz
Impedance: *MTL. LOW (250 ohm)
Output level: -58 ± 2.5 dB
Cable length: 6 1/2 feet
Dimensions: l 1/8 inch diameter
6 1/4 inch long
Weight: 7 1/4 oz
* Matching Transformerless
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