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Sony C-800G Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone w/ Power Supply

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The Sony C-800G PAC1 Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone w/ Power Supply Truly Delivers The Ultimate Studio Sound Quality

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 post-production houses.

The C-800G utilizes a vacuum tube selected for optimum sonic quality and an innovative cooling system to deliver a warm, natural, rich sound that’s powerful, yet delicate, with low noise and minimum distortion. The superb 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. Additionally, The AC-MC800G AC power supply unit is included as an accessory to the C-800G condenser microphone.

Critical Vocal Recordings

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 high sensitivity of -32dB/Pa, this microphone can capture subtle nuances at high frequencies with low noise levels and minimum distortion. 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.

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

Superior Noise Elimination and Advanced Cooling System Construction

The design incorporates a two-part body construction that effectively helps prevent acoustic vibration from reaching the microphone capsule, resulting in clarity of reproduction.

The C-800G is also 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.

Selectable Directivity

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



  • 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 18dB SPL
    • Omni: Less than 21dB SPL
  • 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 Requirements: AC120V, 60Hz (AC-MC800G
  • Power Consumption: (AC-MC800G) 65W
  • Dimensions: 2-1/4 dia. x 7-5/8 x 9-3/8" (57 dia. x 191 x 237 mm)
  • Weight (approx.): 1 lb 16 oz (900 g)
  • Microphone Connector: MIC output; JIS CNR01SRM016007 type

Included Accessories

  • Wind screen (1)
  • Cradle suspension (1)
  • Stand screw adaptor (PF 1/2 to NS5/8) (1)
  • Stand screw adaptor (PF 1/2 to NS3/8) (1)
  • Mic cable (8m, JIS CNR-01 type, 7-pin) (1)
  • Carrying case (1)
  • Frequency response chart (2)
  • AC-MC800G (AC Power Supply Unit)

Manufacturer: Sony
Model: C800GPAC1
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I668785-N-0-B

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