CAD Audio Trion 8000 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

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Add a multipattern tube mic to your recording arsenal for an affordable price with the CAD Trion 8000! Shockmount, case, cable and power supply are included.
The CAD Trion 8000 is a multi-pattern, externally biased, large dual-diaphragm studio tube condenser microphone. The Trion 8000 incorporates a sophisticated, precision-machined, hand-assembled capsule. The low-mass 1.25" gold vapor deposited, hand dampened diaphragms offer the warm, rich and open classic tube sound ideal for studio vocal recordings in the digital realm. Exceptional sensitivity, low distortion and an extended frequency response make the Trion 8000 an outstanding performer.


- 1.25" gold-sputtered hand-dampened dual-diaphragm capsule
- Multi-pattern: Omnidirectional, Figure-8, Cardioid patterns
- Ideal for vocal and instrument recording
- Includes heavy-duty power supply with cable, professional shock mount, and aluminum carrying case

Discrete Class A electronics provide transparent, accurate sound reproduction. The transformer-coupled output ensures excellent RF immunity, cancellation of cable capacitance, and rejection of induced line noise. A 3-position polar pattern switch provides selection of omnidirectional, cardioid or figure-8 polar patterns for versatility and flexibility demanded in the professional recording environment.

The rugged metal housing and construction provide the durability required to withstand the harsh day-to-day demands of both live and studio applications. Featuring a heritage design, the Trion 8000 offers an aesthetically pleasing industrial profile. Accurate sound reproduction, high read more SPL capability and warm tube performance make this an excellent choice for the recording professional. Shock mount, heavy-duty aluminum carrying case, 25-foot 6-pin connector cable, and power supply are included. 115/230 VAC power required. read less
Operating Principle: Externally biased condenser

Polar Pattern: 3-position switchable

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz

Sensitivity: -37dBV (14.1mV) @ 1Pa

Impedence: 250 ohms

Max SPL: 133dB, 1% THD, 1KHz

Self Noise: 21dBA

Power Requirements: 115VAC or 230VAC, switchable

Due to continuous efforts to improve our products and promote the development of standards, specifications are subject to change without notice.
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-762-9266
(11 ratings)
Submitted August 25, 2008 by a customer from
"Just get it."
I hope to be experiencing this quality for a very long time.
Got it and recorded my first vocal session and was blown away at the responsiveness of this mic. I am a very discerning ear and feel that this is a great buy.
No pad with this mic but so far none is needed.
Ease of Use
Plug and play is a time saver. Let it warm up and you will more than like this mic.
Hard to tell at this point. Just got it but so far it has been great.
This is where this mic truly shines. I have use Neumann, AKG and others and this has by far been the best buy for the money.
Manufacturer Support
If it works no need for support. I am not in a position to rate this side yet.
The Wow Factor
Definitely a classic design.
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