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  • Webcode: 439842 • Mfr: C800GPAC1
Product Highlights
  • Studio Microphone
  • Unidirectional/Omnidirectional Pickup Pattern
  • 20 Hz - 18.000 kHz Frequency Response
  • Wired
  • Includes wind screen, cradle suspension & carrying case
Sony C800GPAC1 Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone  with AC-MC800G Power Supply Sony C800GPAC1 Vacuum Tube Condense...
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Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone

Sony developed the C-800G condenser microphone to be the definitive vocal recording device with the ability to provide full dynamic range, yet reproduce delicate and subtle nuances of sound, even at high levels. Designed for the highest possible sound reproduction quality, this microphone is ideal for critical vocal recording in recording studios and film postproduction houses.

Utilizing a vacuum tube selected for optimum sonic quality and an innovative cooling system, the C-800G microphone delivers a warm, natural, rich and powerful but delicate sound with low noise and minimum distortion. The superbly natural sound of the C-800G microphone will meet the most critical expectations of all professionals working in the demanding fields of recording and production. For engineers seeking the ultimate in sound quality, this microphone is the premier choice.

Key Features:

  • The Ultimate in Sound Quality
  • Critical Vocal Recordings
  • High Sensitivity
  • Advanced Cooling System
  • Noise Elimination Construction
  • Selectable Directivity
  • Optional AC Power Supply Unit

The Ultimate in Sound Quality

The use of a rigorously selected vacuum tube gives the C-800G microphone its superb sonic quality, particularly at high frequencies and with exceptionally low noise levels. With a wide dynamic range and the ability to resolve subtle sound detail, the sonic quality is expressed as rich, natural and sensitive with an outstanding response to fast transients.

Critical Vocal Recordings

The C-800G microphone is particularly suitable for critical vocal recording in recording studios and film and video postproduction houses, where sound clarity and nuance are essential.

High Sensitivity

With a high sensitivity of -28dB/Pa, the C-800G microphone can capture subtle nuances at high frequencies with low noise levels and minimum distortion.

Advanced Cooling System

The C-800G is the first microphone in the world to incorporate a built-in thermoelectric cooling system employing a semiconductor device, heat pipe and heat sink, which greatly contribute to the low noise and low distortion characteristics.

Noise Elimination Construction

The C-800G microphone incorporates a two-part aluminum body that effectively helps to prevent acoustic vibration from reaching the microphone capsule, resulting in clarity of reproduction.

Selectable Directivity

The C-800G provides electronically selectable directivity, either omnidirectional or uni-directional, for maximum flexibility and control over pickup angle.

Optional AC Power Supply Unit

The AC-MC800G AC Power Supply Unit is available as an optional accessory to the C-800G microphone.

What's Included

C-800G Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone

AC-MC800G Power Supply

Wind Screen
Cradle Suspension
Stand Screw Adapter (PF1/2 to NS5/8)
Stand Screw Adapter (PF1/2 to W3/8)
Mic Cable (8m, JIS CNR-01 type, 7-pin)
G Sticker
2x Frequency Response Charts
Carrying Case


Product Specifications

C-800G Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone

Capsule type Condenser
Vacuum tube 6AU6A
Frequency response 20 Hz to 18.000 kHz
Directivity Uni-directional/Omni-directional
Output impedance at 1 kHz 100 Ω ±20% balanced
Sensitivity at 1 kHz (Uni) -32.0dB/Pa
(Omni) -35.0dB/Pa
Signal-to-noise ratio
(1 kHz, 1 Pa IEC 651, A-weighted)
(Uni) 76dB or more
(Omni) 73dB or more
Inherent noise
(IEC 651, A-weighted)
(Uni) Less than 18dBSPL
(Omni) Less than 21dBSPL
Max. input sound pressure level (1 kHz 1% distortion) (Uni) 131dB SPL (71 Pa)
(Omni) 134dB SPL (100 Pa)
Dynamic range 113dB or more
Power requirement AC120V, 50/60Hz (AC-MC800G)
Power consumption (AC-MC800G) 35W
Dimensions 57 dia. x 191 x 237 mm (2.2 dia. x 7.5 x 9.3")
Weight Approx. 900g (1 lb 16 oz.)
Microphone connector MIC output; JR16RK-7P type

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Sony C800GPAC1 Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone with AC-MC800G Power Supply

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