Sony Electronics Introduces C-80 Condenser Mic

Sony Electronics’ Pro Audio Division announced a new microphone for home studios, the C-80, a uni-directional condenser microphone ideal for vocal/voice recording, instrumental recording, vlogging, webcasting and podcasting. This new product inherits the technology of Sony’s revered C-800G and popular C-100 microphones, making high quality sound even more accessible.

Key Features of the C-80

  • Utilizing the microphone capsule derived from the C-100 and a two part metallic anti-vibrational body structure used in the C-800G, the C-80 inherits the essence of these two industry standard models.
  • Dual diaphragm configuration suppresses sonic changes with distance (proximity effect) and allows more stability in the vocal recording process.
  • “Noise Elimination Construction” developed for the C-800G/C-100 prevents microphone body acoustic vibration, resulting in low noise and clear sound.

Sonic Characteristics of the C-80

  • 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.
  • Realistic reproduction of the characteristics of an instrument, such as the sound of guitar strings and the resonance of the body.
  • Natural and clear vocal recording is achieved by suppressing boomy low frequencies and noise when close to the microphone.

The C-80 is planned to be available in November in the United States and Canada for a suggested price of $499 and joins Sony’s lineup of professional audio products including the MDR Series of headphones, wireless microphone systems, and portable field recorders. 

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