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SONY C-80 Uni-directional Condenser Microphone
- Large 25 mm microphone capsule emphasises the presence of sound.
- Dual-diaphragm structure suppresses proximity effect for stable recording and broadcast.
- Precision resin back plate, for reduced acoustic impedance and high sensitivity.
- Rich mid-range characteristics ensure a precise vocal pickup.
- Extended low-end and natural sound provide a realistic reproduction of instruments.
- Switchable low-cut filter reduces the pickup of low-frequency and ambient noise.
The C-80 is a unidirectional condenser microphone that can be used for a variety of recording projects in a home studio, including vocals, spoken word, and acoustic instruments such as guitar and piano.
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.
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.
Connector: XLR-3-12C (male)
Mic Cable: XLR 3-pin Cable Required (not supplied)
Power Requirements: DC 44 to 52V
Dimensions: Approx. 40mm x 158mm
Mass: Approx. 215 g
Supplied Accessories: Cradle suspension, Operating Instructions, Carrying Case
Capsule Type: Condenser Microphone
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Sensitivity: -30 dB (deviation +/- 3dB)(0dB = 1 V/Pa, 1kHz)
Output Impedance: 90ohms+/-15%, Balanced)
Dynamic Range: More than 125.5dB
Signal-to-Noise Ration: 81.5dB
Inherent Noise: Less than 12.5dB SPL (0dB=2 x 10-5 Pa)(IEC*61672-1 A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa)
Maximum Input Sound Pressure Level: More than 138dB SPL (output level for 1% waveform distortion at 1 kHz, converted into equivalent input sound pressure level: 0dB = 2x10-5 Pa)