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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.
- 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.
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.
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 IncludedC-800G Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone
AC-MC800G Power SupplyWind Screen
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)
2x Frequency Response Charts
C-800G Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone
|Frequency response||20 Hz to 18.000 kHz|
|Output impedance at 1 kHz||100 Ω ±20% balanced|
|Sensitivity at 1 kHz||(Uni) -32.0dB/Pa
(1 kHz, 1 Pa IEC 651, A-weighted)
|(Uni) 76dB or more
(Omni) 73dB or more
(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|
Questions & Answers
Sony C800GPAC1 Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone with AC-MC800G Power Supply
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