Warm Audio WA-8000 Studio Microphone

In the 1990’s Sony dropped a mic that instantly became a modern studio classic finding a home in the R&B/HipHop music genres thanks largely to pioneering HipHop producer Dr Dre – the Sony C-800G. This uniquely shaped microphone, affectionately known as “The Uzi” for its unusually mounted heat sink became the mic of choice of Rappers, R&B and Pop singers and has featured on many US No. 1 hits. The C-800 may have its roots firmly planted in Rap but it’s use is not limited to this genre. In fact, Sony built this mic to be a modern alternative to the old standards like the U47, C12 in the Pop, Rock and Country studios of LA and Nashville.  To buy a Sony C-800 look to spend about $15000 AUD, however if you want to capture the C-800 sound but can’t afford the luxury price tag, the new Warm Audio WA-8000 just might be the mic you’ve been waiting for.


The Warm Audio WA-8000 tube condenser microphone by Warm Audio is a faithful reproduction of the classic C800 and lives up to the sonic legacy that continues to foster die-hard fans to this day. With open top end, crystal clear midrange, and an unmatched ability to capture every detail of vocal performances, the WA-8000 gives you the true sound of modern R&B and Hip hop for an unprecedented value. The WA-8000 features the same old stock 6AU6 and the unique external heatsink design as the C-800G. It uses a custom Lundahl transformer and Gotham cable.


Feature Bullets

  1. New Old Stock 6AU6 tube: Rigorously tested, military-grade 6AU6 tube.
  2. Custom transformer from Lundahl Sweden: The highest grade transformers for the widest soundscape and most detail.
  3. All-brass K67-style capsule, wired straight to the tube: Custom machined out of solid brass. Optimized to capture subtle nuances
  4. External tube mount + heat sink: Lowers self-noise and draws heat away from internal components for optimal operating temperature.
  5. Boutique 7-pin GAC-7 tube cable from Gotham Switzerland: Vintage-correct construction methods, highly upgraded components, near-perfect signal transfer.
  6. Includes hard carrying case for all components: Safely transport your mic anywhere with the ultra-durable Warm Audio carrying case.