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Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

The Sony C800G is a high-end tube vocal microphone. The mic was made popular for pop and R&B production by users like Dr. Dre, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Kelly Clarkson and many others.

Sony’s C800G capsule is based on the Neumann K67 design. Both are large-diaphragm, dual-diaphragm, center-terminated capsules; the C800G capsule retains the K67’s characteristic backplate drilling pattern.

The mic uses a 6AU6 tube in the body, with a large peltier external heatsink to keep the tube at the optimal temperature. Interestingly, the power supply uses an additional two 6AU6 tubes (as rectifiers).

The mic ships with:

  • AC-MC800G (AC Power Supply Unit)
  • Wind screen (1)
  • Cradle suspension (1)
  • Stand screw adator (PF1/2 to NS5/8) (1)
  • Stand screw adaptor (PF1/2 to W3/8) (1)
  • Mic cable (8m, JIS CNR-01 type, 7-pin) (1)
  • Carrying case (1)
  • G sticker (1)
  • Frequency response chart (2)

The Sony C800GPAC is also known as: C-800G, C800G.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (17.8 mV/Pa; 20 - 18,000 Hz)
Cardioid (25.1 mV/Pa; 20 - 18,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
100 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 131 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
907g (31.99oz) 238mm (9.37'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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