Sony Electronics introduces the C-80 condenser microphone for studio recording

Entry-level model builds on Sony’s professional microphone heritage to deliver high-quality sound at an accessible price

PARAMUS, N.J., October 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics’ Pro Audio division today announced a new microphone for home studios, the C-80, a unidirectional condenser microphone ideal for vocal/voice recording, instrumental recording, vlogging, webcasting and podcasting. This new product inherits technology from Sony’s acclaimed C-800G and C-100 microphones, making high-quality sound even more accessible.

Main features of
the C-80

  • Using the microphone capsule derived from the C-100 and a two-piece anti-vibration metal body structure used in the C-800G, the C-80 inherits the essence of these two industry-standard models.
  • The double diaphragm configuration suppresses sound changes with distance (proximity effect) and allows greater stability in the vocal recording process.
  • The “noise-cancelling construction” developed for the C-800G/C-100 prevents acoustic vibration from the microphone body, resulting in low noise and clear sound.

C-80 sound characteristics

  • Tight, rich midrange pickup provides a vocal sound with clear core and presence, allowing vocals to stand out even when mixed with other instrumental sounds.
  • Realistic reproduction of an instrument’s characteristics, such as the sound of guitar strings and body resonance.
  • Natural and clear voice recording is achieved by suppressing low frequencies and noise near the microphone.

“The C-80 builds on Sony’s heritage in professional audio, giving users an affordable introductory model that packs in high-end professional features,” said John Studdert, Head of Media Solutions, Sony Electronics. “With unparalleled sound quality and thoughtful construction, the C-80 is a great addition to any audio enthusiast’s microphone collection and a perfect complement to Sony’s full range of professional audio technologies.”

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

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