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Sony Media C-100 Series Uni-Directional, Dual capsule, Two-Way High Resolution Condenser Microphone

  • mfr: C100
  • SKU: C100-SONY
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Product highlights

  • Two-way condenser microphone
  • Offers standard and high-resolution recording
  • Omni, cardioid, and bi-directional switchable polar pattern
  • Dual capsule design
  • 20 Hz to 50 kHz frequency response
  • -10dB pad and low-cut filter
  • Noise elimination two-part metallic body structure

Sony Media C-100 Series Uni-Directional, Dual capsule, Two-Way High Resolution Condenser Microphone

Setting new standards for the Sony Media C-100 Series Microphone and giving creators and artists new wide-range microphones that meet production standards (24-bit and 96 kHz). It is the beginning of the 100 series, the first recording microphones since the C37A and C800G were released 60 and 26 years ago.
A trade-off is usually found between bandwidth and sensitivity, but both qualities are essential to offer both a wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 50 kHz, without attenuation, and the ample sensitivity needed in studio microphones. This quest led to the development of wholly new capsules, and in the side-address C-100, the range is. Unprecedented miking characteristics from a quest for super wide-range mics that come alive in any format development of capsule in pursuit of the conflicting goals of unattenuated 20 Hz to 50 kHz frequency response and ample sensitivity led to unprecedented characteristics. Transient response is excellent and feels consistent across the vast range, and both lows and highs are clear and open. Sound also feels more substantial, thanks to the addition of a large, newly developed 25 mm diaphragm in the C-100. Here, Sony introduces a few of these characteristics that professionals will want to add to their ideal recording setup.
Vocal Recording
One listen, and the realism and clarity of vocal performances will be apparent. Pitch and sibilance are very clear, which eliminates the need to emphasize lyrics in mixing. Also a good match for rap and narration, it is an easy mic to recommend to current C800G users. This is not the type of mic that colors or emphasizes mids. Instead, mids are manageable without being overemphasized, unlike other mics prone to unpleasant midrange overlaps. Characteristics of chained instruments are captured quite well. The mic picks up a large range of harmonics, which promises captivating results from placement at a distance. With more skilled vocalists, it is an easy mic to try advanced techniques with.
Musical Instrument Recording
Characteristics of the mic capture a rich array of harmonics that reveal not only performances but even instrument parts and the condition or humidity of materials. Responsive diaphragms prevent harshness and distortion even in vigorous performances. The attack of percussion, the shimmer of metal instruments, guitar fingering, and piano performances can be captured with exceptional realism. Accuracy of lows is also noteworthy. Even if you use a familiar microphone with a suitable sound signature for the instruments, setting the additional 100 series will open up new possibilities.
Ambiance and Air
From these descriptions, it is also easy to imagine how the mic excels at capturing the air of the recording environment, the acoustics of studios or concert halls, and the ambience. This will tempt you to explore a variety of miking techniques: accent, room, ambient, and overhead for drums. Since even subtle sounds are picked up well, you may get the impression that the mic is placed closer to the source than usual. This also means that it can capture quite a lot of sound within the range of its directivity.
A quest for lower acoustic impedance, wide frequency response, and ample sensitivity. Featuring the same construction as C800G to eliminate noise. Construction with various metal materials of different resonant frequencies reduces unwanted vibration.


Form Factor Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand / Boom Mount
Primary Applications Made for Ultrahigh-Resolution Recording
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Capsule Condenser
Polar Pattern Uni-directional
Orientation Side Address
High-Pass Filter Yes
Tone Adjustment No
Gain Adjustment No
Indicators No
On-Board Controls Yes
Windscreen Yes
Mounting Type Shock Mount
Operating Voltage DC 44 to 52 V
Bus Power No
Headphone Connector No


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