B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout

Checkout will be available in 8:07 hours

Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist.
Notify when open

Important Notice!

Please note: Online ordering is unavailable until Saturday 9:00 PM EDT (in 8 hour(s) and 07 minutes). Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.

Sony C38B Professional Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

B&H # SOC38B MFR # C38B
Sony C38B  Condenser Microphone


Special Order
Ship Time: 4-6 weeks 
Free Standard Shipping
Not eligible for free Expedited Shipping

You Pay: $1,879.95

Build Bundle

Save Up to $576.55

When you Bundle
Selected Accessories

What item is right for you?

Ask our Experts!

The Sony C38B is a professional large diaphragm condenser microphone intended for vocal and instrument capturing in professional recording studios. The condenser element provides dual switchable polar patterns. The cardioid and omni-directional polar patterns provide control over the pick up angle for complete flexibility in any recording scenario.

A low-cut filter switch eliminates low frequency noise and proximity effect. An -8dB PAD switch maximizes gain and reduces distortion noise caused by transient peaks. Sony employs an FET output stage for maximum gain structure and minimal noise. Overall the C38B holds up considerably well against top condenser microphone models and is a popular choice among the recording industry's top engineers.

Switchable Polar Patterns
The C38B features switchable omni-directional and cardioid polar patterns for maximum flexibility and control over pickup angle.
Low-Cut Filter
A low-cut filter switch eliminates low-frequency noise and proximity effect.
Pad Switch
A -8dB PAD switch provides added headroom and minimizes distortion.
FET Output Stage
The FET output stage delivers high signal gain and low noise floor.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid and Omni-directional
Frequency Response 30Hz to 18kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 116 dB or more
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 70 dB or more (A weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa)
Maximum Input Sound Level 140 dB SPL
Power Requirements Internal: 9 Volt Battery
External: DC 24 - 48 V
Output Impedance 250 ohms +/- 20% (Balanced)
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR male
Pad -8dB
Low Frequency Roll-Off Low-cut and High-cut Filter Switches
Dimensions 8.05 x 3.125" (204.47 x 79.375mm) (Length x Diameter)
Weight 1 lb ( 7 oz)
Sony C38B Professional Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • 19.7 Foot Microphone Cable
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Be the first to review this item

    Accessory Packages

    See more
    sE Electronics - Space Reflection Premium Vocal Filter Kit
    • You Pay: $419.99
    More Coming Soon ?
    Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days. An authorization for this product will be processed upon placing the order. You will be charged for this item at the time of Shipment.
    PayPal Orders
    PayPal orders will be charged when the order is placed.
    International Orders
    For international orders, credit cards will be charged at time you place your order.


    See more

    Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

    Kopul - Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
    • You Pay: $16.99

    Pop Filters

    See more

    A Pop Filter eliminates annoying pops and sibilance in recordings

    Auray - PFMR Metal Pop Filter with Gooseneck (5.5")
    • You Pay: $24.95

    Stands & Support

    See more

    Mount your microphone on a stand.

    Auray - MS-5130 Round Base Microphone Stand
    • You Pay: $19.50
    View all Accessories
    See any errors on this page? Let us know.