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Old 15th August 2012
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Sony C-(condenser) microphones

Some information/manual/schematic/service manual (in one place) for Sony C-(condenser) microphones
and photos (including photos inside mics)

C-107: Photos, Docs

C-17B: Photos, Docs

C-19B: Photos, Docs

C-22FET: Photos, Docs

C-220A: Docs

C-35P: Photos, Docs

C-36P: Docs

C-350: Photos, Docs

C-357: Photos, Docs

C-37A: Photos, Docs

C-37FET: Photos, Docs

C-37P: Photos, Docs

C-38B: Photos, Docs

C-450: Photos, Docs

C-47: Photos, Docs

C-48: Photos, Docs

C-500: Photos, Docs

C-535P: Photos, Docs (for C-535P and C-536P as one archive)

C-536P: Photos

C-55AC: Photos, Docs

C-55P: Photos

C-57: Photos, Docs

C-74: Docs

C-76: Docs

C-77: Docs

C-800: Photos, Docs

C-800G: Photos, Docs


and all these docs as one archive (plus some additional info): Sony Microphones Docs

Hope, this information will be interesting and usefull for someone who likes Sony microphones, as I do

Will be very grateful for any additional information about Sony condenser microphones. If you have any, please inform me.

Thanks


Last edited by mals; 12th September 2012 at 07:41 AM.. Reason: added photo of collection Sony mics
Old 15th August 2012
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Thanks for this!

The C48 is THE microphone for pianos!
Old 15th August 2012
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Thanks for this!

The C48 is THE microphone for pianos!
Pleasure

for vocal and other source too
Old 17th August 2012
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GREAT,
Thanks!!!
Old 17th August 2012
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Thanks, I'm just about to change the tube in my c800g.
Old 17th August 2012
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Thanks, I'm just about to change the tube in my c800g.
I want to recommend you to see in service manual for power supply (AC-MC800G) "dummy load preparation" with Section 3 - can be useful, I hope
Old 17th August 2012
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I want to recommend you to see in service manual for power supply (AC-MC800G) "dummy load preparation" with Section 3 - can be useful, I hope
ok thanks a lot.
Old 17th August 2012
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Thanks mals, been looking for the C-48 service manual for ages.

Cheers
Old 17th August 2012
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pleasure
that information is useful

Best regards
Old 20th August 2012
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Thanks, great stuff. I have a matched pair of C35ps, they're really nice, great bass response.

There are lots of obscure mics in your list I've never heard of, it will be great to read about them

In your list you have missed out on the C36p, which is a side-address version of the C35p. However, the specs are pretty much identical to those of the C35p (same capsuel and electronics), so any C36p owners can just check the c35p manual.
Old 20th August 2012
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Thanks.
Sometime ago I read about C36p, but forgot the source and can’t find it.
As I know, C536p is similar to C36p in the same way as C535p to C35p.
and I think, C535p/536p are "updated" versions of c35p/36p (but not sure)
Old 20th August 2012
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Thanks.
Sometime ago I read about C36p, but forgot the source and can’t find it.
As I know, C536p is similar to C36p in the same way as C535p to C35p.
and I think, C535p/536p are "updated" versions of c35p/36p (but not sure)
Yes, I think that's right. I used to have some C36ps and they looked just like the c536 in your pictures, but with a green line instead of red (similar to the C35p).

Thanks again for this fantastic resource. I am downloading it now, it's great knowing more about these very good but a bit forgotten mics.
Old 21st August 2012
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I found in my harddrive the manual for the C36p. For people who have the c35p, the specs are pretty much identical.
Attached Thumbnails
Sony C-(condenser) microphones-sonyc36p1.jpg   Sony C-(condenser) microphones-sonyc36p2.jpg   Sony C-(condenser) microphones-sonyc36p3.jpg   Sony C-(condenser) microphones-sonyc36p4.jpg  
Old 21st August 2012
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I found in my harddrive the manual for the C36p. For people who have the c35p, the specs are pretty much identical.
A lot of thanks!
Old 21st August 2012
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Thanks for providing this info...very helpful!
Best,
Ike
Old 25th August 2012
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in first post please see for C-35P manual (a lot of thanks to Santiago) and C-76 service manual
Old 25th August 2012
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Interesting, I see included my own scan of my vintage (pre-"Sony") C-37A manual. It is an old, faded, stained "blue print" copy in purple on yellow paper. And some previous owner wrote some notes on the schematic page.

Page 4 with the microphone head dimensional drawing has a printed header: "Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo, Ltd." which is crossed out and replaced with "SONY CORP". http://www.rcrowley.com/SonyC37/images/man04.jpg
Old 25th August 2012
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I don't remember from where I dowloaded this scan-copy
but if you want, I can delete it from archive
Old 26th August 2012
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Some manuals/schematics I found and downloaded from the web.
Big THANKS! to all who scaned it!
and sorry, if I using your copy of manual(s) without your consent.
Some I got with microphones.
And a lot of (like service manuals for C-500, C-48, C-800G etc) was buyed: some as files, some as paper (original or copy).
I think, such information must be for free.
Old 26th August 2012
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I have no objection to using the images. The content doesn't really belong to me, but to Sony. I agree that the information should be free. Thanks for assembling all the info.
Old 26th August 2012
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I have no objection to using the images. The content doesn't really belong to me, but to Sony. I agree that the information should be free. Thanks for assembling all the info.
Thanks!
Best regards!
Old 31st August 2012
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added manual for C-535P and C-536P
Old 31st August 2012
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Hi Mais,
Do you happen to know if any of these docs have the schematic for the CP-3B power supply? The C-37 docs have the CP-2 supply.
Thanks,
Ike

Edit: Ah, I found it, it's in the "C-37A Man-02" document. Thanks again for posting all of this.

Last edited by Ike Zimbel; 31st August 2012 at 03:54 PM.. Reason: Brain fart...
Old 1st September 2012
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schematics for CP-2 can be find in file \C-37A\SonyC37A_manual01_ocr.pdf
for CP-3B - \C-37A\SonyC37A_manual02.pdf
and for CP-3 (without "B") - \C-17B\Sony_C-17B_Manual_jpn.pdf

as I know, microphones C-37A, C-17B, C-57 can be used with one of power supply: CP-2, CP-3, CP-3B
Old 2nd September 2012
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added manual for C-535P and C-536P
Thanks, this is really interesting. I always thought that the C535p and c536p had a more extended high frequency response than the C35p and the C36p.

However, from the specs you have put up the frequency response is very similar. I wonder then what was the reason for the update to c535p and c536p, perhaps just marketing?

For completeness, I attach the manual for the C-35p

Regards,

Santiago
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Sony C-(condenser) microphones-sony-c35p-1.jpg   Sony C-(condenser) microphones-sony-c35p-2.jpg   Sony C-(condenser) microphones-sony-c35p-3.jpg   Sony C-(condenser) microphones-sony-c35p-4.jpg   Sony C-(condenser) microphones-sony-c35p-5.jpg  

Sony C-(condenser) microphones-sony-c35p-6.jpg   Sony C-(condenser) microphones-sony-c35p-7.jpg  
Old 10th September 2012
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Thanks, this is really interesting. I always thought that the C535p and c536p had a more extended high frequency response than the C35p and the C36p.

However, from the specs you have put up the frequency response is very similar. I wonder then what was the reason for the update to c535p and c536p, perhaps just marketing?

For completeness, I attach the manual for the C-35p

Regards,

Santiago
Thanks for manual! Added to archive.

I think not only marketing
Capsules in C-35P and C-535P looks very similar,
but there are some differences (for the first view):

C-35P --- C-535P
Transformer
1-427-501-00 --- A-4518-195-A

Output impedance:
100 Ohms --- 200 Ohms

Signal to noise ratio:
more than 52 dB --- more than 72 dB

Effective output level:
-37.0 dBm --- -40 dBm

Length:
135 mm --- 154 mm
Old 11th September 2012
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Thanks for manual! Added to archive.

I think not only marketing
Capsules in C-35P and C-535P looks very similar,
but there are some differences (for the first view):

C-35P --- C-535P
Transformer
1-427-501-00 --- A-4518-195-A

Output impedance:
100 Ohms --- 200 Ohms

Signal to noise ratio:
more than 52 dB --- more than 72 dB

Effective output level:
-37.0 dBm --- -40 dBm

Length:
135 mm --- 154 mm
Interesting, thanks! So it seems to be an update of the design with a larger signal to noise ratio (and some other differences which are more difficult to interpret)
Old 22nd October 2012
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Old 22nd October 2012
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Thanks for photo!
Looks like very interesting mic for me.
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