Sony C800G Tube Microphone


(No reviews yet) Write a Review
Product Code: 3362
Backordered (Extended)

This item is currently on an extended backorder with the manufacturer. Due to limited supply, we do not know when we will have more. If you want one, then we highly recommend that you place your order now to get in line for the next one available. We will keep you updated as we are provided information from the manufacturer. If you have a deadline then please contact us before placing the order so we can meet your expectations.

Adding to cart… The item has been added

The Sony C800G Tube Microphone is an iconic tube condenser, known and loved for it's full ranged balanced and smooth sound, with lifted clarity and dimensional bigness. The C800G is like reality enhanced with a musical tone that let's vocals and dynamic sound sources (like acoustic stringed instruments) shine with a presence that sits perfectly on top of the mix.

Special Note: Please note that the Sony C800G Tube Microphone is a custom built to order microphone. Demand is high, and supplies are low. Placing an order to reserve your place in line is the best way to ensure you get one as fast as possible. If you have any questions, please call us for assistance. Thank you!

The Sony C800G Tube Microphone is particularly suitable for critical vocal recording in recording studios and movie and video post-production houses, where sound clarity and nuance are essential. The use of a rigorously selected vacuum tube gives this microphone its superb sonic quality, particularly at high frequencies and with exceptionally low noise levels. With a wide dynamic range and ability to resolve subtle sound detail, the sonic quality is expressed as rich, natural, and sensitive with an outstanding response to fast transients. With a high sensitivity of –32 dB/Pa, this microphone can capture subtle nuances at high frequencies with low noise levels and minimum distortion.

The first microphone in the world to incorporate a built-in thermo-electric cooling system employing a semiconductor device, heat pipe, and heat sink, which greatly contribute to the low noise and low distortion characteristics. The design incorporates a two-part body construction that effectively helps prevent acoustic vibration from reaching the microphone capsule, resulting in clarity of reproduction.

Sony C800G Tube Microphone Features

  • Studio Tube Condenser Microphone and power supply (in one box!)
  • Designed for high-quality sound
  • Suitable for vocal recording in studios and film post-production houses
  • High sensitivity of –32 dB/Pa
  • Low noise and low distortion due to built-in cooling system
  • Large diaphragm capsule
  • Electronically selectable directivity, either omni-directional or cardioid

Sony C800G Tube Microphone Specifications

  • Capsule Type: Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 18 kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid/Omni-directional
  • Sensitivity:
    • (Cardioid) –32.0 dB/Pa
    • (Omni) –35.0 dB/Pa
  • Dynamic Range: 113 dB or more
  • S/N Ratio:
    • (Cardioid) 76 dB or more
    • (Omni) 73 dB or more
  • Inherent Noise (0 dB SPL = 20 μPa):
    • (Cardioid) Less than 18 dB SPL
    • (Omni) Less than 21 dB SPL
  • Max SPL (dB SPL) (0 dB SPL = 20 μPa):
    • (Cardioid) 131 dB SPL
    • (Omni) 134 dB SPL
  • Connector: MIC output: JIS CNR01SRM016007 type
  • Cable Length: Mic Cable: 26 feet
  • Power Requirements: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
  • Dimensions:
    • Mic: 2.25 dia. x 7.63 x 9.38 inches
    • Power Supply: 8.5 x 4.25 x 12.13 inches
  • Weight:
    • Mic: 2.0 lb
    • Power Supply: 11 lb 14 oz

Sony C800G Tube Microphone Includes

  • C800G Tube Condenser Microphone
  • AC-MC800G Power Supply
  • 7-pin mic cable
  • Shock Mount
  • Wind Screen
  • Aluminum case for C800G mic
  • Warranty Registration Info

What We Think

The Sony C800G Tube Microphone is clearly a well known and loved microphone. The first time I used it, and really heard it with my own ears, I understood what it was all about. The word that best describes the Sony C800G to me, is "Purity". What you feed it, is what you get. The nuances, the detail and clarity is all there. But, there is a warmth and musicality to it - that just makes the recording better. It's like it is lifting up the voice, letting it stand out and be truly heard. The C800G also has a large dimensional sound that brings forth the life of the performance. This mic has some magic to it. And while it sounds amazing of vocals (and you can clearly tell that a lot of love and care went into designing it for that) - the C800G is also amazing on acoustic guitars and pianos.

- Ryan / Front End Audio

Click here to view all Sony products