Sontronics STC-2 X SilverStock code: 88988
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- Large diaphragm condenser microphone with omni & cardioid polar patterns
- Nickel silver finish
- Supplied in aluminium flightcase with spider-style shock mount
- Sounds great with male & female vocals, on speach and in conference situations
The large-diaphragm Sontronics STC-2X Condenser Microphone features a one-inch gold-sputtered capsule within the large open grille and boasts a switch on the back to flick between cardioid and omni-directional patterns. The STC-2X builds on the success of the highly acclaimed Sontronics STC-2 with the addition of the omni pickup pattern, dual pad and low cut filters.
To add even more adaptability to any recording situation, the STC-2X features a two-stage attenuation switch (-10dB and -20dB) and a two-stage low-cut filter (75Hz and 150Hz). The mic is supplied in a rugged aluminium flightcase with a co-ordinated spider-style shockmount.
Ever since its early stages of production, users have told us that the STC-2X performs excellently in a wide range of recording situations, particularly male and female vocals, speech/voiceover, acoustic guitar and acoustic instruments. Thanks to its omnidirectional option, the STC-2X is also a great microphone in round-table conference situations, and has proved itself ideal for broadcast, interviews and conference situations, and even for podcast.
|Free Accessories||Shockmount | Hard Case|
|Active / Passive||No|
|Key Stage||Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||Sontronics STC-2 X Silver|
|Response||20Hz to 20Khz|
|Sensitivity||11mV/Pa +/-1.5dB (0dB=1V/Pa 1,000Hz)|
|Polar Pattern||Cardioid & omnidirectional|
|Impedance||Less than or equal to 200 Ohms|
|Equivalent Noise Level||18dB (A-weighted)|
|Max SPL (for 0.5% THD " 1000Hz)||125dB|
|Power Source||Phantom power 48V +/-4V|
|Pad||-10dB & -20dB|
|Low-Cut Filter||75Hz & 150Hz|
Posted on 12/06/2012 by Aidan
I'm really an amateur when it comes to recording music, and I feel a little out of depth with the low cut filters (which I have never really had a use for). I'd just recently bought a mixer with a phantom power option, and figured I'd get a nice large diaphragm condenser for my vocals and acoustic instruments. I already use a Blue Yeti, which has been wonderful, and for twice the price, I expected this mic to be just as good, if not better.
It sounds silly, but the fact that the mic came with a case is just brilliant, my yeti mic didn't have one, and the case just makes you feel a lot better about leaving your equipment unattended.
I mainly use this for my own vocal recordings, and it certainly doesn't let me down. It's got excellent clarity and has a rather obvious top end. Unlike other mics I've heard which sound incredibly deep (maybe that just depends on placement) the clear high end allows for a realistic vocal sound without sounding like the audio's been tampered with. The Cardioid and Omni switch is useful for recording things like band practices (when in Omni). We're an acoustic band, so we just whack the mic in the middle while we play. The cardioid is more useful for recording easily. It really just saves having to buy two mics.
It works really well on acoustic guitars, acoustic basses, mandolins, banjos and violins. Those are the only things I've ever really tried it with.
It's really just a great workhorse, and can do pretty much anything. It includes a shock mount, it's excellent, just make sure you have the stand for it!
Posted on 12/06/2012 by thomashill2011
I recently used one that is owned by a friend of mine to do some recording samples for an album I'm writing and the sound quality was astounding. Best mic I've ever used.