The GA-8000 microphone is a tube condenser microphone equipped with a semiconductor active cooling system that results in a higher signal-to-noise ratio compared to most other tube microphones. It has a very high-quality performance and modern sound character.
The GA-8000 uses a ROGERS ceramic circuit board that has superior insulation parameters and offers a more stable performance. The coupling and bypass capacitors is of a very high quality, resulting in a deep and exact low frequency performance and a delicate and transparent high frequency reproduction.
The semiconductor active cooling and external cooling system is used in the GA-8000 ensures that the GA-8000 has the highest possible signal-to-noise ratio. The tube (a 6AU6) is mounted in an aluminum casing, with the semiconductor cooling chip being attached to the bottom of the case.
The temperature of the tube in the GA-8000 is the effectively kept down when the GA-8000 is in it's working state, the heat generated by the tube is actively dissipated. The heat that the tube generates is transferred to the reverse side of the semiconductor and transferred to the effective outer aluminum alloy heat sink at the rear of the microphone. This heat sink will then dissipate the heat from semiconductor cooling chip to the air surrounding the GA-8000.
- Directional characteristic: Cardioid, omni-directional
- Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
- Max SPL: 137 dB (cardioid), 140 dB…
- Signal-to-Noise ratio: 76 dB
- Tube: 6AU6
- Sensitivity: -33 dB/Pa
- Low noise / distortion due to the integrated cooling system
- Colour: Black
- Includes microphone, shock-mount Rycote USM-VB and power supply