Yamaha Corporation will release the Yamaha YCM01U USB microphone on January 26, 2024. This new microphone is suitable for streaming, content production, and remote communication during telework. Suggested retail price is $160
The Yamaha YCM01U is a USB microphone that supports USB Type-C and can be used by connecting to a PC or iOS device. You can use it without installing a special driver by simply connecting the included cable to the microphone and PC. In addition, it uses a cardioid polar pattern that suppresses unnecessary environmental noise from the rear of the microphone and delivers clear voices, and the volume can be adjusted with simple operations.
There are two color variations: white and black. Additionally, a tabletop tripod-type microphone stand and microphone pouch are included, allowing you to set it up smartly on your desktop or carry it around without damaging the unit.
The Yamaha YCM01U can be set up simply by connecting it to a PC etc. using the included USB C to C cable without installing any driver software. Not only can the microphone be used to send voice via a streaming/remote conference app, but users can also connect headphones/earphones to the stereo mini jack on the back of the main unit and listen to the other party’s voice. Operation is simple, and users can intuitively adjust the volume of your voice and the other party’s voice using the dial on the main unit.
High-quality condenser microphone
The YCM01U uses a unidirectional (cardioid) condenser microphone to suppress unnecessary environmental noise from the rear of the microphone, sending clear, stress-free sound to the other party. It also picks up the texture and volume of the user’s voice, making it possible to convey the subtle nuances contained in the words.
Design that incorporates nostalgic and modern elements
The YCM01U has a design with thick lines applied to the housing that covers the head, and while incorporating modern elements, it also has a nostalgic feel unique to condenser microphones. There are two color variations, white and black, which you can choose to match the atmosphere of your room or desktop.
In addition to the USB C to C cable for connection, a tabletop tripod type microphone stand is also included, so users can install it on a desktop immediately after purchase. It can also be connected to standard commercially available microphone stands and microphone arms. A microphone pouch is also included, allowing users to carry it without damaging the device.
Yamaha YCM01U Main Specifications
Back electret condenser type
30 Hz～20 kHz
Maximum input sound pressure SPL
111 dB（THD ≤1.0％ at 1kHz）
-33 dB ± 3 dB（0 dB=1V/Pa, at 1kHz）
Dimensions (microphone only)
Ø55 × 166 mm
Mass (microphone only)
monaural condenser microphone
1 (3.5mm stereo mini)
Microphone volume adjustment dial x 1, headphone volume adjustment dial x 1
1 IN / 2 OUT, USB Audio Class 2.0 Compliant, Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz, Quantization bit rate: 16-bit, Type-C
USB DC power input
1（Type-C）、5 V DC、100mA
USB DC 5 V、100mA
Consumption of electricity
Operating ambient temperature
USB C to C cable (1.5m) x 1, microphone stand adapter (5/8 inch standard, 3/8 inch conversion adapter included) x 1, microphone stand (tabletop tripod type) x 1, microphone pouch x 1, instruction manual x 1