The Sontronics STC-1 cardioid condenser instrument microphone is a superb recording tool for both amateurs and professionals. Built to an exceptionally high standard of quality, it is a reliable and resilient mic that can be utilised both in the studio and on-location, to successfully capture true representations of a wide range of instruments.
Features along the body of the microphone give you quick access to an attenuation (pad) switch to select -10/-20dB, which is excellent for preventing overload or distortion when dealing with high-pressure sound sources. There is also a filter switch with a low cut of 75Hz to receive unwanted rumble and 150Hz filter - great for retaining definition and clarity when recording certain instruments such as guitars.
Don't let the size fool you, within the STC-1 is a gold-sputtered cardioid capsule, which gives this mic it’s exquisite linear frequency response, allowing it to retain the unique timbre of acoustic instruments such as guitars and violins. The STC-1 handles the scale and range produced by an acoustic piano perfectly. You can even use this beauty to capture a room's ambience for background audio tracks for video editing.
The high SPL handling ability of the mic makes it a fantastic choice when recording drum overheads and guitar amps. The narrow field of the STC-1 makes it a useful microphone to use when you're looking to recording an instrument in a live setting, as it is less likely to pick up unwanted sound sources.
Every effort has been made to deliver a truly outstanding recording tool, from the internal components to the luxury wooden case and steadfast mounting clip. You will receive a foam wind sleeve so that if you're in an area with any turbulence, it will not interfere with your signal feed. Sontronics even offer a lifetime warranty for the STC-1.
The versatility of the STC-1 can be extended, thanks to the optional STC-OMNI and STC-HYPER capsules that can be bought to adapt the polar response of this already awesome microphone.
Manufacturer Sontronics Model STC-1 Condenser Pencil Microphone Dimensions (H x W x D) 230 x 174 x 86 mm Weight 0.898kg Microphone Type Pencil Condenser Polar Pattern Cardioid Frequency Response 25Hz - 20kHz Sensitivity 12mV/Pa -36dB ±2dB (0dB = 1V/Pa 1,000Hz) Impedance 200 Ohms Equivalent Noise Level 16dB (A-weighted) Max SPL for 0.5% THD @ 1,000Hz 137dB (A-weighted) Power Supply Phantom power 48V±4V Connector Three-pin XLR
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