C-100 (C100)

Two Way Condenser Microphone

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The Sony C-100 is a two way condenser microphone, compatible with High-Resolution Audio, and suitable for vocal and critical instrument recording in the studio. 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 microphone capsule structure realizes 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.
Switchable Polar Patterns
The C-100 microphone features switchable uni-directional, omni-directional and Figure-8 ploar patterns for various recording applications.
Low-Cut Filter
Low-Cut filter switch helps eliminate low-frequency noise and proximity effect.
Pad Switch
An -10dB pad switch on C-100 microphone provides added headroom and minimizes distortion caused by transient peaks.


Audio Section
Capsule Type
2 Way Microphone (Condenser + Back electret condenser)
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 50 kHz
Sensitivity *[1]
(Uni-directional) -31 dB
(Omni-directional) -37 dB
(Bi-directional) -35 dB
Output Impedance *[2]
90Ω±15%, Balanced
Dynamic Range
(Uni-directional) 113 dB or more
(Omni-directional) 114 dB or more
(Bi-directional) 114 dB or more
Signal-to-Noise Ratio *[3]
(Uni-directional) 75 dB or more
(Omni-directional) 70 dB or more
(Bi-directional) 72 dB or more
Inherent Noise *[4]
(Uni-directional) 19 dB SPL or less
(Omni-directional) 24 dB SPL or less
(Bi-directional) 22 dB SPL or less
Maximum Input Sound Pressure Level *[5]
(Uni-directional) 132 dB SPL
(Omni-directional) 138 dB SPL
(Bi-directional) 136 dB or SPL
General Section
XLR-3-12C (male)
Mic Cable
XLR 3-pin Cable Required (Not Supplied)
Power Requirements
DC 44 to 52 V
Dimensions *[6]
40dia.×175mm (1.57dia.×6.89in.)
Approx. 290g (10.2oz.)
Supplied Accessories
Cradle suspention (1)
Wind screen (1)
Stand screw adaptor (W3/8 to NS5/8) (1)
Operating instructions (1)
Carrying case (1)
0 dB = 1 V/Pa, at 1 kHz
Output impedance at 1 kHz
A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa.
0dB SPL = 20μPa.
0 dB SPL = 20μPa.
The values for dimensions are approximate.