SONY C800G/PAC Legendary Tube Microphone Complete Kit  From Sony

Complete Tube microphone package including power supply, this is THE Vocal Microphone for Pop and Hip-hop! *These are currently on a production freeze. Please contact us for updates. 

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Retail:  $9,990.00

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What We Think

The legendary Sony C800G has made its way into countless records that made it the top of the charts. A microphone that simply continues to be a world standard in the studio vocal recording world, the Sony C800G remains a must-have for any recording studio that wishes to have a truly complete collection of top microphones. Although it's price puts it in a position out of the reach of many small facilities, those who have managed to acquire a C800G know where their money went! This listing includes not only the microphone, but the entire package including the optional power supply.

You might see an artist using some cool vintage mic in the video, but in the studio the secret weapon is the C800G.

Sony C800g vs. Peluso VTB Microphone Shootout -- Female Vocals

The Sony C800g PAC is one of the most well-respected microphones in the world that is actually in current production... it is also one of the most expensive. John Peluso, of Peluso Microphone Labs created the VTB (Vacuum Tube Bottle), with the sound of the C800g in mind. While they are not exactly the same, they do have some striking similarities, and we wanted to put them to the challenge in this vocal microphone shootout and microphone comparison test. We tracked both mics through an Avalon AD2022 on an amazing vocalist, Jeanne Jolly. One thing is for sure, we liked the sound of the VTB a lot, particularly given its $1,500 price tag, but, there's clearly very little bad to be said about the great sound of the legendary Sony C800g that continues to be a favorite choice on pop and hip-hop vocal recordings, all over the world. We conducted the shootout blindly, so that you could really listen critically, decide what you like and don't like about each of them. We will gladly give you the results, so feel free to e-mail us, or call us toll-free at 888-528-9703.

Manufacturer's Description from Sony

Excellent for vocal recording in studios and film post production houses, Sony's C-800G Studio Tube Condenser Microphone is designed for the highest possible sound reproduction quality. The C-800G features a high-quality dual large diaphragm for true reproduction of vocal qualities, vacuum tube warm sound quality through a 6AU6 vacuum tube, a unique Peltier-based cooling system to achieve optimum tube operating temperature, and an electronically selectable pick-up pattern (Omni/Uni) for various recording applications. The package includes a power supply (AC-MC800G) and all the necessary accessories.

 

Highlights:

  • Designed for the highest possible sound reproduction quality
  • Suitable for vocal recording in studios and film post production houses
  • High sensitivity of -33dB/Pa
  • Low noise and low distortion due to built-in cooling system
  • Large diaphragm capsule
  • Electronically selectable directivity, either omni- directional or cardioid

 

Features:

  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 76 dB (Uni), 73 dB (Omni).
  • High sensitivity of -33dB/Pa.
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz-18,000 Hz
  • Dynamic range: 113 dB
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Specifications

Capsule Type: Condenser
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 18 kHz
Directivity: Uni-directional/Omni-directional
Sensitivity: (Uni) -32.0dB/Pa (Omni) -35.0dB/Pa
Dynamic Range: 113dB or more
S/N Ratio: (Uni) 76dB or more (Omni) 73dB or more
Inherent Noise (0dB=20µPa): (Uni) Less than 18dBSPL (Omni) Less than 21dBSPL
Max SPL (dB SPL)(0dB=20µP): (Uni) 131dB SPL (71 Pa) (Omni) 134dB SPL (100 Pa)
Connector: JR16RK-7P type
Cable Length: 26 feet
Power Requirements: AC120V, 50/60Hz (AC-MC800G)
Dimensions: 2 1/4 dia. x 7 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches
Weight: 1 lb 16 oz
Power Supply: (AC-MC800G)