Based on reverse engineering done by Brian Fox of Fox Audio Research, this multi-pattern microphone replicates the features that give the Sony C800 its particular character. The LA-6g (K67) capsule with 1micron film from Luke Audio is specially tuned to give the sound of the original Sony capsule. This gives a clean, bright sound without being harsh. The transformer is an american made T13. The original 6AU6 tube had an expected life of about 100 hours.I used a NOS EF86 pentode from Svetlana of Russia wired as a triode running at higher than normal voltage. It is the same tube used in the Neumann U67 and it should give years of service.
Not included is the Peltier cooling device or tubes in the power supply. These features have no affect on the sound of the mic and reduce its reliability.
Here's what Brian Fox has to say about the sound of the C800. Many of the comments favour the sound of the microphone and give big cred to the clarity and detail in the sound. This is very consistent with the use of a K67 capsule in an un-equalized microphone impedance converter circuit.The rising response of the K67 builds presence boost right into the sound. Couple the presence boost with a high voltage triode and you get the ability to pass all that boosted treble out the business end with amazing clarity and just a touch of musical 2nd harmonic silk on top. Included is the mic, power supply, 7 pin cable, shock mount, and plastic carrying case.
If You don't love the mic, send it back. The item "Sony C800 Clone with Luke Audio Capsule Multi-pattern tube mic" is in sale since Wednesday, August 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Microphones & Wireless Systems". The seller is "mjmajilton" and is located in Cordova, Tennessee.
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