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Problem recording in stereo

My ECM-MS907 microphone only records in mono. I'm using it with a Sony MZM10 minidisc recorder. It works fine with the ECM-DS70P mic that came with the recorder so I think the ECM-MS907 might be broken. Does anybody have experience with the same problem or any other idea what the problem might be? I've tried chancing the batteries.

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Most likely you have a problem with the MIC. Has this ever worked with this unit? If not maybe the un it is not compadable with this Mic. The instuctions and specs are available for download Here http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=ECMDS70P&LOC=3 Good luck

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The reason why my microphone was giving mixed results was because I was using the wrong setting. The microphone slider says "90 degrees" and "120 degrees." I assumed that these angles refered to the area that the microphone picked up. So for a single narrow sound source, like my voice, the narrower, 90 degrees setting seemed appropriate.

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