the t.bone SCT 800

Large-Diaphragm Tube Microphone

"Warm tube sound for digital recording!" - With the SCT 800 t.bone reacts to the cries of countless projects and also professional studios and provides a condenser microphone for an almost unbeatable price. It consists of a gold-steamed diaphragm and a reliable 12AX7 tube

With its noble "blue and gold" look and the supplied accessories (elastic suspension and deluxe case) the SCT800 offers an excellent price-performance ratio

  • Reliable 12AX7 tube
  • Colour: Blue / Gold
  • Incl. Deluxe Case, shock mount, external power supply (the cable has a length of 5m)

Technical specifications:

  • Frequency range: 20 - 15,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 14 mV / Pa (@ 1kHz, 74 dB SPL)
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Diversity >= 12 dB (300-3000 Hz)
  • Diversity >= 15 dB (1000 Hz)
  • Impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Maximum sound pressure (k=0.5%) 125 dB
  • Equivalent SPL: < 17 dB A
  • Max. SPL for 0.5% THD @ 1000Hz: 120 dB
  • Supply voltage: via external power supply
  • Connections: 3-pin XLR Male
  • Height x largest diameter: 222 x 50.5 mm
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Further information

Tube Yes
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

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"Warmness" and "Smoothness" at its best!

MikoStudios, 07.08.2018
Has been using this microphone in my studio for some time now, and so far every customer reaction is like "whats?" 170 euros? For that sound? For THAT TUBE sound? No way!

It just sounds amazing on soft and heavy vocals and also it's most times spot-on during acoustic guitar sessions. Vocals suddenly don't need any de-esser, it just sounds smooth and warm - as you expect from any GOOD tube mic. It can work on guitar amp too with some fiddling around, but personally I would not use it on heavy guitars. Maybe on some clean, bluesy stuff at longer distance from the speaker. It can also handle some great drum sessions - as mono room mic pretty well.

I have not experienced any excessive hum or noise coming from mic itself.

Overall build quality is good, microphone feels pretty chunky (it's good thing) and included case will protect it during transportation, for sure. It's like ... bulletproof.
My only complaint is included shockmount - it's hard to get that holding screw hold whole thing together in place. But it can be solved by adding another washer in screw assembly. That's what I did and it works great and stable right now.

Another great think is people love look of it - so they can record cool looking videos in my studio :)))))

For that price - get it now!
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20.05.2014
Very similar to the famous Apex 460, the SCT 800 is a fixed cardioid single diapraghm condensor tube microphone. With a very hot output Cathode Follower style output, it's perfect for those working on relatively high noise pre-amps. While I'm not one of these people convinced by the wonders of 'Tube Sound', it certainly impresses people.

The frequency response is quite good with robust low end and a mild 3K boost - the main reason I chose it was t.Bone's graph, showing a high end roll off. While 'dark' isn't everyone's cup of tea, I hate the 'Rode' effect of modern cheap condensers and felt this was the only one that would not having me fighting the microphone.

The off axis sound is quite good, with relatively even colouration, so singers moving around isn't a major issue. The capsule resonance seems to be around 3K, so sounds from the sides and rear have the usual mid range scoop sound inherent to any mic that that isn't Dual Diaphraghm or Ribbon based. This should make it fine for overhead duties, or even techniques like AB or ORTF.

My only complaint would be that the output is extremely high, and there's no presence of any overdrive from the valve stage in the microphone before you'll be clipping your desk or interface. Low distortion is a strange complaint for most, but I'd like the *option* to clip. Changing the tube doesn't make quite the difference most claim, though an EHX 12AX7 did improve the noise floor and tighten the low end. 12AT7 seemed to do the same, and dropped the gain, but I felt it thinned the low end too much.

In summary it's a great vocal mic, but also works extremely well for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums or any instrument where you want 'the big picture' and the low end that a Large Diapraghm Condensor provides.
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