Sony C-80 Unidirectional Studio Condenser Microphone

The Sony C-80 Unidirectional Studio Condenser Microphone was designed to deliver professional-quality vocal recordings with a powerful and rich midrange. The mic’s dual-capsule design is claimed to help to reduce the proximity effect and provide a consistent-sounding response.

Key features

  • Powerful Vocals with Rich Midrange
  • Dual-Diaphragm Capsule
  • Unidirectional Polar Pattern
  • Handles up to 138 dB SPL
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • 125.5 dB Dynamic Range
  • Very Low Self Noise
  • XLR Output, Requires 48V Phantom Power
  • Includes Shockmount

The two-part metallic construction is based on the C-800G and C-100 models and prevents acoustic vibrations, helping to keep inherent noise and unwanted sonic artifacts out of your recordings.

The large-diaphragm condenser element yields a true frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, with a dynamic range of more than 125.5 dB. The C-80 capsule offers a -10 dB pad and can handle SPLs up to 138 dB. In addition, the cardioid polar pattern focuses audio capture at the area around the mic, reducing unwanted sound from the rear and sides.

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A high-pass filter is also on board to help reduce low-end rumbles and other unwanted low-end frequencies, while a suspension shockmount is included to isolate the mic from vibrations and handling noise. A carrying case is also supplied for storage and transport.

Price & Availability

The Sony C-80 Unidirectional Studio Condenser Microphone is now available to pre-order for $499.99 USD.

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