The ZP8OOG requires no equalizer or de-esser or extra processing applications to cut through a modern mix.

Still remaining A very natural and smooth character.

Adding A full-body presence with focused deep lows that makes every recording sit in the mix.

The ZP8OOg shares the unique behavior with the Sony of a compressed forward sound

in the mid frequency zone. The present upper mid zone contains pleasing 2e and 3e harmonics

PLUS  in contrast the top is more open and airy &  more natural smooth and pleasing in this new design.

The lows are articulate and have A spacious  3d dept to them

like A good vintage Telefunken tube would create.

The ZP custom-made capsule has A unique frequency response behavior.

Reacting like A omni setting but operates in cardiode.

In this way it helps preventing the proximity effect

to overrule the lower frequencies causing muddiness,

also keeping the unwanted room sound out of the recording .

Creating high end audio quality plus timbre and extreme focus and amazing clarity.

The ZP800g is A fet driven condenser Microphone that runs on any +48v phantom

with the advantages of having: a lower noise floor, No tube maintenance costs,

No tube warm up time needed, No excessive extra cables or big power supply to carry around.

The ZP800G sounds like A new modern improved version of the well famous

Vintage Sony c800g and is no physical clone.

Only the name ZP800G is A reference to the extreme alike pristine sound

character properties it inhibits. We at the ZP microphones dared to dream bigger

and created A whole new approach on archiving the best sound quality.



Combining legendary schematic paths ideology and component choices

seen in highly praised vintage microphones.

we are taking the best of what the vintage era had to offer

and connect it with the future of today's sound.

Where low noise , easy access and compact size plays A bigger Role

for A trustworthy and clean production.



  • 34mm ZP custom gold capsule

  • High sensitivity of -31 dB/Pa

  • cardiode pickup patern

  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 82 dB

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz- 20 Khz

  • Dynamic range: 113 dB

  • Equivalent noise level: A-weighted 12 dB-a

  • Max SPL 130 dB SPL

  • Matching connector — XLR 3 F

  • Power Requirements: 48v phantom

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Sound on Sound
Magazine UK
oktober edition 2021

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Hugh Robjohns
ZP800G MK1 test for SOS
edition OKT 2001

ZP800G delivers a very nice modern mix-ready sound

which has a slightly compressed mid range character

with plenty of energy that delivers a full-bodied quality.

This is balanced against a distinct upper-mid presence

which has been shaped to give a nice clarity

and clean diction without over-emphasizing

the sibilant region.

Above that is an open and airy top end

that brings a silky smoothness to breaths,

and the overall impression is of a larger-than life voice

with a well-focused 3D quality.

Within mixes I found the vocals needed almost

no further processing beyond some dynamic control.

Every part of the voice was present and correct

body, weight, clarity, crispness, breathy airiness,

all ideally balanced from the outset.