C-80 Uni-directional condenser microphone

Model: C-80
RM 2,190.00
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  • Overview

    Large capsule captures superior sound presence

    Featuring the same diaphragm material as our legendary C-800G tube condenser microphone, and with a capsule based on the unqiue high-resolution large capsule C-100 – both revered tools in the world's best studios – the C-80 is built from sound design pedigree. The C-80's characteristic peak around 13 kHz delivers outstanding vocal presence in any mix, as well as capturing the fullness of acoustic instruments.

    Image of the Sony C-80 Uni-directional condenser microphone in its stand featuring its diaphragm on a grey background

    Dual diaphragms reduce the proximity effect

    Natural vocal and voice recording is possible even when vocalisation is delivered close to the microphone. A low-cut filter eliminates unwanted low-frequency noise and a pad switch function minimises distortion, caused by excessive input sound. Both are built-in for polished recordings in a home studio.

    Image of the front of the Sony C-80 Uni-directional condenser microphone in its stand on a grey background

    New technology for high-precision sound

    Following the microphone capsule for the C-100, which has an established reputation for high sound quality, a new microphone capsule for the C-80 has been developed.

    The acoustic impedance of the back plate has been reduced to achieve higher sensitivity. Insulation structure material made of high-strength, high-insulation polyetherimide (PEI) with high-precision resin machining is used for the capsule case and back electrode, and brass produced with high-precision machining is used for the capsule case and back electrode. The diaphragm membrane is coated with 24-carat gold vapour deposition. By assembling and processing these materials with great attention, a high-precision, high-purity, low-distortion sound is realised.

    Close up image of the of the Sony C-80 Uni-directional condenser microphone diaphragm 

    Capture your performance

    Tight and rich mid-range capture provides a vocal sound with a clear core and presence, allowing vocals to stand out even when mixed with other instrumental sounds. The high frequency range reproduces even the finest nuances, such as delicate breathing. The overall straightforward and natural sound does not require complex post-processing.

    Image of a lady singing into a Sony C-80 Uni-directional condenser microphone with a pop shield in front of it

    Never miss a note

    In recordings of acoustic guitars and pianos, the characteristics of the instruments, such as the scrape of guitar strings and the resonance of the body, are realistically reproduced with a firm, extended low-end and natural overall balance. The dynamic and dense sound also brings the instruments closer to the listener.

    Image of a woman playing an acoustic guitar and recording with a Sony C-80 Uni-directional condenser microphone

    Record your authentic voice

    Natural and clear voice recording is achieved by suppressing boomy low frequency and noise when vocalisation is made close to the microphone. The forward-focused directional characteristics and low-cut filter prevent the microphone from picking up ambient and low-frequency noise, making it suitable for live broadcasts.

    Image of a man and a woman sitting at a table in a studio recording with Sony C-80 microphones.


  • Features
    Large capsule captures superior sound presence

    Large capsule captures superior sound presence

    Featuring the same diaphragm material as our legendary C-800G tube condenser microphone, and with a capsule based on the unqiue high-resolution large capsule C-100 – both revered tools in the world's best studios – the C-80 is built from sound design pedigree. The C-80's characteristic peak around 13 kHz delivers outstanding vocal presence in any mix, as well as capturing the fullness of acoustic instruments.

    Dual diaphragms reduce the proximity effect

    Dual diaphragms reduce the proximity effect

    Natural vocal and voice recording is possible even when vocalisation is delivered close to the microphone. A low-cut filter eliminates unwanted low-frequency noise and a pad switch function minimises distortion, caused by excessive input sound. Both are built-in for polished recordings in a home studio.

    New technology for high-precision sound

    New technology for high-precision sound

    Following the microphone capsule for the C-100, which has an established reputation for high sound quality, a new microphone capsule for the C-80 has been developed.The acoustic impedance of the back plate has been reduced to achieve higher sensitivity. Insulation structure material made of high-strength, high-insulation polyetherimide (PEI) with high-precision resin machining is used for the capsule case and back electrode, and brass produced with high-precision machining is used for the capsule case and back electrode. The diaphragm membrane is coated with 24-carat gold vapour deposition. By assembling and processing these materials with great attention, a high-precision, high-purity, low-distortion sound is realised.

    Capture your performance

    Capture your performance

    Tight and rich mid-range capture provides a vocal sound with a clear core and presence, allowing vocals to stand out even when mixed with other instrumental sounds. The high frequency range reproduces even the finest nuances, such as delicate breathing. The overall straightforward and natural sound does not require complex post-processing.

    Never miss a note

    Never miss a note

    In recordings of acoustic guitars and pianos, the characteristics of the instruments, such as the scrape of guitar strings and the resonance of the body, are realistically reproduced with a firm, extended low-end and natural overall balance. The dynamic and dense sound also brings the instruments closer to the listener.

    Record your authentic voice

    Record your authentic voice

    Natural and clear voice recording is achieved by suppressing boomy low frequency and noise when vocalisation is made close to the microphone. The forward-focused directional characteristics and low-cut filter prevent the microphone from picking up ambient and low-frequency noise, making it suitable for live broadcasts.

  • Specifications

    General Section

    Connector

    XLR-3-12C (male)

    Mic Cable

    XLR 3-pin Cable Required (Not Supplied)

    Power Requirements

    DC 44 to 52 V

    Dimensions

    Approx. 40 mm (1.57 in.) dia. × 158 mm (6.22 in.)

    Mass

    Approx. 215 g (7.6 oz)

    Supplied Accessories

    Cradle suspension (1), Operating instructions (1), Carrying case (1)

    Audio Section

    Capsule Type

    Condenser Microphone

    Frequency Response

    20Hz-20kHz

    Directivity

    Uni directional

    Sensitivity

    -30 dB (deviation ±3 dB) (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)

    Output Impedance

    90Ω±15%, Balanced

    Dynamic Range

    More than 125.5 dB

    Signal-to-Noise Ratio

    81.5 dB

    Inherent Noise

    Less than 12.5 dB SPL (0 dB=2 × 10-5 Pa) (IEC* 61672-1 A-Weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa)

    Maximum Input Sound Pressure Level

    More than 138 dB SPL (output level for 1%waveform distortion at 1 kHz, converted into equivalent input sound pressure level: 0 dB=2 × 10-5 Pa)

  • Support
  • Overview
    • Overview

      Large capsule captures superior sound presence

      Featuring the same diaphragm material as our legendary C-800G tube condenser microphone, and with a capsule based on the unqiue high-resolution large capsule C-100 – both revered tools in the world's best studios – the C-80 is built from sound design pedigree. The C-80's characteristic peak around 13 kHz delivers outstanding vocal presence in any mix, as well as capturing the fullness of acoustic instruments.

      Image of the Sony C-80 Uni-directional condenser microphone in its stand featuring its diaphragm on a grey background

      Dual diaphragms reduce the proximity effect

      Natural vocal and voice recording is possible even when vocalisation is delivered close to the microphone. A low-cut filter eliminates unwanted low-frequency noise and a pad switch function minimises distortion, caused by excessive input sound. Both are built-in for polished recordings in a home studio.

      Image of the front of the Sony C-80 Uni-directional condenser microphone in its stand on a grey background

      New technology for high-precision sound

      Following the microphone capsule for the C-100, which has an established reputation for high sound quality, a new microphone capsule for the C-80 has been developed.

      The acoustic impedance of the back plate has been reduced to achieve higher sensitivity. Insulation structure material made of high-strength, high-insulation polyetherimide (PEI) with high-precision resin machining is used for the capsule case and back electrode, and brass produced with high-precision machining is used for the capsule case and back electrode. The diaphragm membrane is coated with 24-carat gold vapour deposition. By assembling and processing these materials with great attention, a high-precision, high-purity, low-distortion sound is realised.

      Close up image of the of the Sony C-80 Uni-directional condenser microphone diaphragm 

      Capture your performance

      Tight and rich mid-range capture provides a vocal sound with a clear core and presence, allowing vocals to stand out even when mixed with other instrumental sounds. The high frequency range reproduces even the finest nuances, such as delicate breathing. The overall straightforward and natural sound does not require complex post-processing.

      Image of a lady singing into a Sony C-80 Uni-directional condenser microphone with a pop shield in front of it

      Never miss a note

      In recordings of acoustic guitars and pianos, the characteristics of the instruments, such as the scrape of guitar strings and the resonance of the body, are realistically reproduced with a firm, extended low-end and natural overall balance. The dynamic and dense sound also brings the instruments closer to the listener.

      Image of a woman playing an acoustic guitar and recording with a Sony C-80 Uni-directional condenser microphone

      Record your authentic voice

      Natural and clear voice recording is achieved by suppressing boomy low frequency and noise when vocalisation is made close to the microphone. The forward-focused directional characteristics and low-cut filter prevent the microphone from picking up ambient and low-frequency noise, making it suitable for live broadcasts.

      Image of a man and a woman sitting at a table in a studio recording with Sony C-80 microphones.


  • features
    • Features
      Large capsule captures superior sound presence

      Large capsule captures superior sound presence

      Featuring the same diaphragm material as our legendary C-800G tube condenser microphone, and with a capsule based on the unqiue high-resolution large capsule C-100 – both revered tools in the world's best studios – the C-80 is built from sound design pedigree. The C-80's characteristic peak around 13 kHz delivers outstanding vocal presence in any mix, as well as capturing the fullness of acoustic instruments.

      Dual diaphragms reduce the proximity effect

      Dual diaphragms reduce the proximity effect

      Natural vocal and voice recording is possible even when vocalisation is delivered close to the microphone. A low-cut filter eliminates unwanted low-frequency noise and a pad switch function minimises distortion, caused by excessive input sound. Both are built-in for polished recordings in a home studio.

      New technology for high-precision sound

      New technology for high-precision sound

      Following the microphone capsule for the C-100, which has an established reputation for high sound quality, a new microphone capsule for the C-80 has been developed.The acoustic impedance of the back plate has been reduced to achieve higher sensitivity. Insulation structure material made of high-strength, high-insulation polyetherimide (PEI) with high-precision resin machining is used for the capsule case and back electrode, and brass produced with high-precision machining is used for the capsule case and back electrode. The diaphragm membrane is coated with 24-carat gold vapour deposition. By assembling and processing these materials with great attention, a high-precision, high-purity, low-distortion sound is realised.

      Capture your performance

      Capture your performance

      Tight and rich mid-range capture provides a vocal sound with a clear core and presence, allowing vocals to stand out even when mixed with other instrumental sounds. The high frequency range reproduces even the finest nuances, such as delicate breathing. The overall straightforward and natural sound does not require complex post-processing.

      Never miss a note

      Never miss a note

      In recordings of acoustic guitars and pianos, the characteristics of the instruments, such as the scrape of guitar strings and the resonance of the body, are realistically reproduced with a firm, extended low-end and natural overall balance. The dynamic and dense sound also brings the instruments closer to the listener.

      Record your authentic voice

      Record your authentic voice

      Natural and clear voice recording is achieved by suppressing boomy low frequency and noise when vocalisation is made close to the microphone. The forward-focused directional characteristics and low-cut filter prevent the microphone from picking up ambient and low-frequency noise, making it suitable for live broadcasts.

  • specifications
    • Specifications

      General Section

      Connector

      XLR-3-12C (male)

      Mic Cable

      XLR 3-pin Cable Required (Not Supplied)

      Power Requirements

      DC 44 to 52 V

      Dimensions

      Approx. 40 mm (1.57 in.) dia. × 158 mm (6.22 in.)

      Mass

      Approx. 215 g (7.6 oz)

      Supplied Accessories

      Cradle suspension (1), Operating instructions (1), Carrying case (1)

      Audio Section

      Capsule Type

      Condenser Microphone

      Frequency Response

      20Hz-20kHz

      Directivity

      Uni directional

      Sensitivity

      -30 dB (deviation ±3 dB) (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)

      Output Impedance

      90Ω±15%, Balanced

      Dynamic Range

      More than 125.5 dB

      Signal-to-Noise Ratio

      81.5 dB

      Inherent Noise

      Less than 12.5 dB SPL (0 dB=2 × 10-5 Pa) (IEC* 61672-1 A-Weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa)

      Maximum Input Sound Pressure Level

      More than 138 dB SPL (output level for 1%waveform distortion at 1 kHz, converted into equivalent input sound pressure level: 0 dB=2 × 10-5 Pa)

  • Support