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ZP MICROPHONES MODERN VOCAL MIC




 

The ZP8OOG requires no equalizer 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 C800G of a compressed forward 3d sound behavior in the frequencies of the mid to upper mid zone.

 

This exceptional quality gives mix engineers the advantage of rapidly getting great results when processing the audio. The top of the ZP800G is by intention more open and airy in A fuller natural controlled smooth way. The lows of the ZP800g are articulate and have A spacious 3d dept to them like A good vintage
Telefunken tube creates.

The ZP capsule for the ZP 800G has A unique frequency response behavior. Reacting very controlled to the proximity effect in cardiode. In this way preventing the proximity effect to overrule the lower frequencies that normally would cause muddiness. Creating A detailed sound with amazing clarity.

The ZP800g has A unique PIO path implemented that creates A Tube sound signature while being A FET 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.

The ZP800G is A new modern version of the well famous Vintage Sony c800g and is no physical clone or schematic copy. Only the name ZP800G is A reference to the extreme matching pristine sound character properties it inhibits seen in the frequency response Curve with Top smoothness improvements.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Cardiode ZP+ Capsule- Reduced proximity effect

Signal-to-noise ratio: 82 dB

Frequency response: 20Hz - 20Khz

Equivalent noise level: A-weighted 12 dB-a

Max. Input SPL: 138 dB (at 1kHz≤1% T.H.D)

Sensitivity: 20 Mv/Pa

Power Requirements: 48v phantom

zp800G & Sony c800g Frequency comparison

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ZP SMOOTH TOP

SONY PEAKY TOP

 
 

MIC A = ZP800G

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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.

THE HISTORY BEHIND THE SONY C800G FOR MAKING THE ZP800G

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The super Rare Sony Apx 207 & 270 are the Sony c800 & C800G first prototype models and only build in small numbers, less than 10 pieces. They sell around 20,000 to 25,000 dollar and used the m7 and perfect replica k67 capsule - the Fin Cooling System was added to the model that is now so Famous. The ZP800G MK1 body choice was not by mistake.  ZP Going Back to where it all started and taking it to today's industries requirements with the following upgrades.

ZP Main features:
- Direct ready to record, No Tube warm up time.
- Full 3d tube sound, but no tube maintenance.
- Easy to set up, no big extra power unit to carry around.