Recreating an elite tube microphone.
There are many great microphones in the world, for all types of applications, but few can claim to be a truly elite microphone. Unfortunately, with that highly vaunted status comes certain exclusivity. An elite microphone like the C-800G attracts an elite price tag…until now.
The SA-800G is like no other microphone you have ever used. It is a large dual-diaphragm condenser, which can switch between cardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns. Its key feature is a 6AU6 vacuum tube, with its own cooling system designed to maintain an optimal operating temperature for the tube and an all tube 6AU6 base power supply.
By committing to only the highest build quality and making no compromise in component selection, we can finally offer a true replica of the microphone that even the largest studios dream about. The almost noiseless operation, incredible sensitivity, and beautiful detail is what makes the original C-800G so sought after. The SA-800G performs identically, capturing silky smooth vocals, as well as mirroring the intimacy of acoustic instruments.
The Stam Audio SA-800G is made with premium components.
Let’s start with the capsule. Being responsible for 90% of the microphone’s tone we had to being with the best replica we could find. The SA-800G features a custom US made capsule based on a 1970’s vintage set of original K67 backplates which offers the same marvelous top end the C-800G is known for. It utilizes brass rings to secure the Mylar and nylon screws to isolate the capsule halves. This capsule, made with standards as high as our own, was perfect for the SA-800G.
We obtained thousands of NOS 6AU6 tubes. In combination with the accurate K67 style replica this tube has a beautiful low end, round mids and an extremely pleasing top end which is only found on this circuit. Each SA-800G comes with a custom Sowter output transformer with the same ratio and frequency response as the original which has allowed us to faithfully recreate the tone and magical top end of the C800G microphone at a price that is affordable to everyone
We have done are absolute best to remain 100% faithful to the original circuit and schematic and have made not a single concession in parts, which ensures that you are getting the best possible sounding microphone including the Peltier cooling system and same tube power supply as the original microphone with two 6BA6 tubes which are burned for 72 hours to ensure it works flawlessly for decades to come. In the unlikely event that one of these tubes fails we offer free replacements for our customers (and we have enough for a lifetime!)
100% satisfaction guarantee – if you don’t love your SA-800, we’ll refund you
If you’ve used an original Sony C-800G microphone before, we’re extremely confident the SA-800 will put a big smile on your face every time you use it.
However, if you’ve never touched the original before, as gear-lovers ourselves we understand that the only way to really know if this tube microphone is for you is to put it through its paces. That’s why the SA-800G comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.