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C-80 | Uni-directional condenser microphone | 1 Year + 3 Months Warranty

Model: C-80
$599.00 $659.00
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* For orders placed before 2pm on Monday - Thursday excluding eve of public holidays. Next day delivery may not be applicable for products listed under Televisions and Home Cinema. Please expect a phone call after placing your order for arrangement of the date of delivery. For more information, please refer to our Online Shopping FAQ

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  • Overview
    The C-80 directional studio microphone delivers clear sound for vocal and voice recording. Whether you're recording a podcast, instrument or song, the C-80 provides strong vocal pickup to improve presence in your mix, with minimal post production requirement.
  • 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.

  • Highlight

    Large 25 mm microphone capsule emphasises the presence of sound.

    General Section

    XLR-3-12C (male)

    Dual-diaphragm structure suppresses proximity effect for stable recording and broadcast.

    Audio Section

    Condenser Microphone

    Precision resin backplate, 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.

  • 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)

  • Delivery Information

    How much does delivery cost?

    Sony offers free deliveries for orders $100 and above. For orders below $100, a standard delivery charge of $2.90 will be applied during checkout.

     

    What is the expected delivery lead time?

    Products excluding those listed under Televisions and Home Cinema:

    For orders below $100, your order will be delivered within 3 working days upon order placement of products.

    For orders $100 and above, placed before 2pm on Monday - Thursday excluding eve of public holidays, delivery will be next day. Orders received on the weekend may take longer as some logistics partners do not support delivery on Sunday. Please refer to the following table for delivery estimates:

    Time Of Order

    Estimated Delivery Date

    Example

    Mon – Thu

    Orders before 2pm

    Receive it the next working day

    Order on Monday 11am, receive on Tuesday

    Mon – Thu

    Orders after 2pm

    Receive it the 3rd working day

    Order on Monday 2pm, receive on Wednesday

    Fri, Eve of PH

    Orders before 2pm

    Receive it the next working day

    Order on Thursday 11am (eve of PH), receive it on Monday

    Fri – Sun, Eve of PH

    Orders after 2pm

    Receive it on the 3rd  working day

    Order on Thursday 2pm (eve of PH), receive it on Tuesday

     

    Same day delivery is only applicable for orders $100 and above during selected periods and/ or models*. Same day delivery is only applicable for orders made on Monday - Saturday, before 2pm. Please expect a phone call after placing your order for arrangement of the time of delivery.

    *Same day delivery promotion period will be highlighted on homepage and/ or product page.

     

    Large products (products listed under Televisions and Home Cinema):

    Next day delivery may not be applicable. Please expect a phone call after placing your order for arrangement of the date of delivery.

    Some condominiums may have specific delivery time slots and/ or limit deliveries. Kindly check with your condominium management for the approved time slots for delivery. Please notify your condominium management once we have confirmed the delivery date and time.

     

    Where do you ship to?

    Shipping is only available within Singapore. Delivery will only be made to address located on the main Singapore island, with the exclusion of restricted zones. Delivery to Sentosa island will be subject to additional charges. Where Sony is unable to deliver, we will endeavour to notify you as soon as we become aware of the restriction.

    For more information, please refer to our Online Shopping FAQ

  • Overview
    • Overview
      The C-80 directional studio microphone delivers clear sound for vocal and voice recording. Whether you're recording a podcast, instrument or song, the C-80 provides strong vocal pickup to improve presence in your mix, with minimal post production requirement.
  • 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.

  • highlight
    • Highlight

      Large 25 mm microphone capsule emphasises the presence of sound.

      General Section

      XLR-3-12C (male)

      Dual-diaphragm structure suppresses proximity effect for stable recording and broadcast.

      Audio Section

      Condenser Microphone

      Precision resin backplate, 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.

  • 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)

  • Reviews
    • Reviews
  • Delivery Information
    • Delivery Information

      How much does delivery cost?

      Sony offers free deliveries for orders $100 and above. For orders below $100, a standard delivery charge of $2.90 will be applied during checkout.

       

      What is the expected delivery lead time?

      Products excluding those listed under Televisions and Home Cinema:

      For orders below $100, your order will be delivered within 3 working days upon order placement of products.

      For orders $100 and above, placed before 2pm on Monday - Thursday excluding eve of public holidays, delivery will be next day. Orders received on the weekend may take longer as some logistics partners do not support delivery on Sunday. Please refer to the following table for delivery estimates:

      Time Of Order

      Estimated Delivery Date

      Example

      Mon – Thu

      Orders before 2pm

      Receive it the next working day

      Order on Monday 11am, receive on Tuesday

      Mon – Thu

      Orders after 2pm

      Receive it the 3rd working day

      Order on Monday 2pm, receive on Wednesday

      Fri, Eve of PH

      Orders before 2pm

      Receive it the next working day

      Order on Thursday 11am (eve of PH), receive it on Monday

      Fri – Sun, Eve of PH

      Orders after 2pm

      Receive it on the 3rd  working day

      Order on Thursday 2pm (eve of PH), receive it on Tuesday

       

      Same day delivery is only applicable for orders $100 and above during selected periods and/ or models*. Same day delivery is only applicable for orders made on Monday - Saturday, before 2pm. Please expect a phone call after placing your order for arrangement of the time of delivery.

      *Same day delivery promotion period will be highlighted on homepage and/ or product page.

       

      Large products (products listed under Televisions and Home Cinema):

      Next day delivery may not be applicable. Please expect a phone call after placing your order for arrangement of the date of delivery.

      Some condominiums may have specific delivery time slots and/ or limit deliveries. Kindly check with your condominium management for the approved time slots for delivery. Please notify your condominium management once we have confirmed the delivery date and time.

       

      Where do you ship to?

      Shipping is only available within Singapore. Delivery will only be made to address located on the main Singapore island, with the exclusion of restricted zones. Delivery to Sentosa island will be subject to additional charges. Where Sony is unable to deliver, we will endeavour to notify you as soon as we become aware of the restriction.

      For more information, please refer to our Online Shopping FAQ

C-80 | Uni-directional condenser microphone | 1 Year + 3 Months Warranty

$599.00 $659.00