I listened to my cell phone 7 "yes anyway" lol. Both mics were recorded simultaneously using Logic Pro X … Not necessarily in that order. It´s just an observation. If you want a mic(cap) better than a Neumann, get a Josephson. I also heard the comparisons with other mics and I did not think the ones that are regarded as "substitutes" around here sound like the C800G, some sound vastly different to me, including the AA as well as the REDD mic. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered. Excellent for vocal recording in studios and film post production houses, Sony's C-800G Studio Tube Condenser Microphone is designed for high-quality sound. I've seen them sell for 6k on eBay at auction. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. eBay and Reverb sellers offering it for 16k to 21k, it doesn’t even make sense! Thanks very much and stay safe! I haven't heard a bad one yet. Sony c800g When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. A had a lot muddy bass way too much , oké highs. The C-800G features a high-quality dual large diaphragm for true reproduction of vocal qualities, vacuum tube warm sound quality through a 6AU6A vacuum tube, a unique Peltier-based cooling system to achieve optimum tube operating temperature, and an electronically selectable pick-up pattern (Omni/Uni) for various recording applications. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Did I read elsewhere that your AA and Sony get close to nulling Paul? No need for anyone to jump in and try to devaluate that observation even though they never heard or compared either of those two specific mics that I drew my conclusion from. I rather hear it on myself or at least a sample of a mixed track before I do. Well given that BLUE has been changing their production place/technique/team at least once from external to someone else with the huge fight between the involved parties, I suspect that the capsules with the same names but different production runs will of course put out different results. (I love the Manley Silver w/Josephson's capsule also). And I'm deciding between that a ref c and larry z800 which he says it sounds like the Sony but I'm not sure I want to put money into something just to try right now. You do not know my C800g, my tech, my lollipop capsule, my AKG 451 body or the comparison recordings I did. I also own a 87ai and a vintage 87 (serviced 2018 with a brand new capsule from Neumann), when not overdriving the headroom the difference is minimal and not in the 3k area but the 8-10kz area. Simply like different sound from a different mic, no idea why some people hear it as almost identical. IMHO posting this question in High End, would also be a good idea. Learn more. Funny, my observations vary a lot from others here. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered. Already have an account? Thread if anyone wants to hear it in that context. It surprised us especially with its ability to offer a … The R&B singing is on the C-100 (New products over 2 months.) hi folks,i purchased a sony c800g some days ago and tested it compared to my old u 87 and an neumann m149.im trying to get close to my old sound (my ch In your previous blind test with the C100 they sounded very similar also. So here's a rap on 3 mics. But of course, we all have our own judgement and there is no right or wrong in subjectiveness. I haven't heard any rap mixes with the aa cm 800t yet. IMHO Elegant, not necessarily "better" than the best Neumann's... Definitely a worthwhile rival. I gave my Son an AA CM12 with a vintage NOS tube in and it sounds like a really expensive mic. Hey there! Neumann has now re-introduced the U 67 but it will still cost you many thousands of dollars. The combination I used sounded very close to my C800G indeed. Learn more. IMHO that'll hold-may even increase in value. i assume you haven't used and compared it side-by-side with other mics? We don’t have such mics where I come from to do a comparison, Thanks for the replies, I heard most if the mics you mentioned, anyways. The Sony C800G is a large diaphragm tube condenser microphone with polar patterns switchable between omnidirectional and cardioid. From Paul G's files I liked the cm800t over the c800g, more focus like the small diaphragm mics have, but the same tonality and hair and sheen. They do come close but the REDD is weightier in the low - low mid. ( holydays hè haha) But I can hear the differences in sound of the 3 that I just touch. BTW, were these samples recorded in cardioid, Paul? Hey there! Check my REDD vs C800G tests in the REDD Thread. New ones were sold for 10k. One 6AU6 tube resides inside the microphone's amplifier, and two are in the power supply acting as rectifiers. I used to own a BLUE Bottle with B6, B7 and B0 caps and a bayonet adapter for 451 body. Not 100% sure though. That site is advertising other brands very heavily. You'll need a room, even in Paul's files the room is soo much hearable that you must understand that without a really perfect room there is no sense to buy any if them. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Only one of them has been in continuous production since it was introduced in 1992 — the Sony C800G. You need an account to post a reply. Click here to login, The ability to reply to and create new discussions, Access to members-only giveaways & competitions, Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As, Access to members-only sub forum discussions, Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio, Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is, Hey everyone , I’m really considering buying this mic, since they don’t make it anymore , what’s a fair Price for used one? Yes the dry signal on mine cancelled out leaving only some traces of room sound. Subscribe for more videos: bit.ly/CLEANMUD This is a comparison of the new Sony C100 and the Akg C414xlii. C has a little less bass than mic B , the bass sound was straight sounded but too many sharp highs. Hey there! I might be able to look it up. It sounds amazing. Simply try to cut with a bell centered at 2.5kHz of about 3dB, I'm having a hard time choosing which one I want. I remember now, you had a U89i. Hopefully someone like Paul G. can give you further advice. This video was made to compare the Sony C-800G and the Slate VMS microphone system. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is not permitted on the Gearslutz forums... we would appreciate it very much if you kept the chatter to gear-related topics. It is a departure from earlier Sony microphones in that it uses a K67-type dual diaphragm capsule. Sony c800g When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. I bought my cm800t because of you, and now i can tell you guys, it's an awesome mic, i was using mics that were around 400 bucks, and this one is probably worth 2k or more, it's just night and day, pro, modern, neutral, a little bit bright but not harsh. Taking in the sound of the real microphone first, we all liked its ability to push the top end of a vocal without getting harsh. The Sony C800g is certainly a distinctive-looking beast, with its large fin-like heat-sink protruding from the mic body. B had razerblad straight bass sounds and perfect mids and good not too much highs just oké. My lollipop capsule was an original from the 90ies and I concluded from the data that it was the same capsule as the B6 of the same production run back then. I think so. Sony's newest microphone, the C-100, which evolved from the popular C-800G, is manufactured and engineered in Japan. I got a pretty old C800G and had it serviced by a great guy. Advanced Audio CM800T (AA's take on Sony C800G), Already have an account? Oh don't be such a hurt child, just because you got confused in a previous trial and you are trying to exert some expert authority and failing. Less expensive mics that sound like the Sony C-800G? Click here to login, The ability to reply to and create new discussions, Access to members-only giveaways & competitions, Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As, Access to members-only sub forum discussions, Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio, Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free. Same same for AKG 451 bodies, those are 40+ years old as well and have been made in a couple of different versions. So when singing soft and dynamically controlled they should sound pretty good and similar? You need an account to post a reply.