Large Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The Sony C-100 Microphone is a new side-address studio condenser microphone incorporating advanced microphone technology making it compatible with Hi-Resolution Audio. The C-100 has three selectable polar patterns: Omni, Uni (cardioid) and Bi (figure-of-8).

The C-100’s newly-developed double microphone capsule uses technology first used on the world famous C-800G studio mic to incorporate advanced noise elimination and amazing reproduction of vocals and musical instruments alike.

With excellent sound quality, a wide frequency response, noise elimination construction, a low cut filter and switchable polar patterns, the Sony C-100 Hi-Res Studio Mic is a powerful recording tool, essential for every studio.


The Sony C-100 Microphone is a two-way condenser microphone, compatible with Sony High-Resolution Audio featuring an extended frequency response from 20Hz up to 50 kHz. This is a formidable studio vocal mic. Sony has designed the C-100 with Hi-Resolution Audio in mind, using advanced technology and housing developed from the C-800G vocal mic to allow for incredibly wide frequency range and low self noise. The C-100 is suitable for critical vocal and instrument recording in recording studios, as well as live and broadcast situations.

Incorporating newly developed double microphone capsules and noise elimination structure, originally employed in the C-800G microphone, the C-100 delivers a broad frequency range of 20 to 50,000 Hz and excellent reproduction of vocal and musical qualities. The condenser element of the C-100 microphone provides a selectable pick-up pattern (Omni/Uni/Bi) for various recording applications.

  • Excellent Sound Quality

    Two-way diaphragm structure realises both broad high range and resonant mid-low range and gives great vocal presence.

  • Wide Frequency Response

    The C-100 microphone has a broad frequency response (20 Hz to 50kHz) and provides superb sound reproduction quality for High-Resolution Audio.

  • Noise Elimination Construction

    Two-part metallic body structure succeeded from C-800G microphone prevents acoustic vibration resulting in low noise and clear sound.

The C-100 microphone features switchable uni-directional, omni-directional and Figure-8 polar patterns for various recording applications.

Low-Cut filter switch helps eliminate low-frequency noise and proximity effect.

A -10dB pad switch on C-100 microphone provides added headroom and minimises distortion caused by transient peaks.

Capsule Type 2 Way Microphone (Condenser + Back electret condenser)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 50 kHz
Directivity Cardioid/Omni directional/Bi directional
Sensitivity *[1]-36 dB
Output Impedance *[2] 90Ω±15%, Balanced
Dynamic Range (Cardioid) 113 dB or more
(Omni directional) 114dB or more
(Bi directional) 114dB or more
Signal-to-Noise Ratio *[3](Cardioid) 76 dB or more
(Omni directional) 71 dB or more
(Bi directional) 73 dB or more
Inherent Noise *[4] (Cardioid) 18 dB SPL or less
(Omni directional) 23 dB SPL or less
(Bi directional) 21 dB SPL or less
Wind Noise *[5] 50 dB SPL or less (with supplied windscreen)
Maximum Input Sound Pressure Level *[6](Cardioid) 131 dB SPL
(Omni directional) 137 dB SPL
(Bi directional) 135 dB SPL
ConnectorXLR-3-12C (male)
Mic Cable XLR 3-pin Cable Required (Not Supplied)
Power Requirements +48 V phantom power
Dimensions *[7] 40dia.×175mm (1.57dia.×6.89in.)
MassApprox. 290g (10.2oz.)
Supplied AccessoriesCradle suspention (1)
Wind screen (1)
Stand screw adaptor (W3/8 to NS5/8) (1)
Operating instructions (1)
Carrying case (1)
Notes*[1] 0 dB = 1 V/Pa, at 1 kHz
*[2] Output impedance at 1 kHz
*[3] A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa.
*[4] 0dB SPL = 20μPa.
*[5] Wind noise at 2m/s (0 dB SPL = 20μPa.)
*[6] 0 dB SPL = 20μPa.
*[7] The values for dimensions are approximate