Sontronics STC-2 Cardioid Condenser Microphone - Silver

Product ID: 53643

Special Price £149.00

Regular Price: £169.00

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  • Large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone
  • Massive frequency response to capture a completely natural sound
  • Ideal for recording male and female vocals, acoustic guitar, speech, voiceovers, and piano
  • High SPL makes it great for recording electric guitar amps
  • Crisp silver finish with gold logo inlay
  • Supplied with a ‘spider’ suspension mount to help isolate the mic from any transient noise travelling through the mic stand.
  • Includes Sontonics' lifetime warranty
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The Sontronics STC-2 Cardioid Condenser Microphone employs a one-inch, gold sputtered capsule and is ideally suited for recording vocals, spoken word and acoustic instruments. The evenly balanced frequency response delivers a defined low-end and a very detailed, open top-end, accurately capturing your subject in all its colours.

The Sontronics STC2 Microphone has a very smooth high-frequency roll-off, ensuring a natural presence to your recordings. In addition, its low-cut filter and -10dB pad switches will help you get the best from your recording, making this microphone a truly flexible all-round tool for your studio.

A ‘spider’ suspension mount is provided, which helps to isolate the sensitive microphone from any transient noise travelling through the mic stand. The Sontronics STC 2 Cardioid Condenser Microphone and its shockmount are supplied in a smart aluminium flightcase.

Not only does the Sonotronics STC-2 capture your sound at a truly amazing and professional level, but it can also boast that it looks the part too! The Sonotronics STC 2 Microphone is finished in a stunning silver, with a gold ring around the base, gold detailing, and gold etched Sonotronics logo, giving the Sonotronics STC-2 Condenser Microphone a touch of style and sophistication.

The Sonotronics STC-2 Cardioid Condenser Microphone is a seriously rugged microphone guaranteed to last. Sonotronics are confident in that, and is covered by the Sonotronics Lifetime Warranty. So should the worst happen, they've got your back!

Weight0.61lbs (0.278kg)
Frequency Response 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
Microphone TypeCondenser
Microphone PolarCardioid
Impedance<200 Ohms
Equivalent Noise Level18dB (A-weighted)
Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1kHz)48V +/-4V
High-pass Filter75Hz
Included Accessories Aluminium Flightcase
Elastic Suspension Shockmount
Posted on 12/06/2012 by Daniel Instead of going into detail I will break this product down into its main key points that even a beginner can understand to make it more helpful.

The microphone itself has 2 switches on the front one of which is to help prevent rumble. This is the low cut filter switch. So if your in a room environment where there is a lot of exterior noises or on a stage platform this helps to remove low frequency rumble such as cars passing by outside.

The second switch is an attenuation switch, which helps to prevent overload of the microphone and helps to reduce loud noises/signals.

It is mainly used for vocals and speech recording and is great for recording acoustic instruments. So if you are a singer/performer or someone who does narrative work or vlogs/interviews this is a great piece of kit.

Using it in a studio myself to record songs, compared to other more expensive microphones, I have to say it holds it's ground VERY well. Before I bought my higher end condenser mic I have to say for the money the quality is amazing. The sound is very crisp and better with a pop filter as that helps prevent unwanted noise from the mouth. Last but not least the case is surprisingly of a good standard. So don't worry about it dropping off the side of your table (not that you would want to).

For a first buy or even a long-term investment for home studio use you won't be disappointed!
Posted on 31/05/2012 by B Methley The design is reminiscent of the good old AKG Perception 820 tube condenser microphone and this Sontronics STC-2 Cardioid Condenser Mic really does hold its own when compared to other microphones. Granted, it's lack of tube goodness means that a certain element is lost in the audio that is captured from it. However, other features of the STC-2 outweigh this disadvantage:
20Hz - 20kHz frequency response ensures that all audible frequencies are captures, this provides a highly accurate representation of the sound being captured. Its Cardioid polar pattern makes it ideal for recording vocals (However, its lack of versatility, having only one polar pattern available dashes hopes of getting creative and using this mic to capture room ambience).
As with most condenser microphones, they are tailored and suited more for acoustic instruments with softer dynamics. However, the STC-2 combats this stereotype with a great SPL rating of 125Db and a -10Db attenuation switch. Electric guitar will be a doddle to record, when you utilise the high and low cut options, you're sure to capture audio usable for your project.

As for build quality, the case is very sturdy and the cradle (for those of you not familiar with the odd looking device cradling the microphone, it utilises 2 parts, one connected to a microphone stand and another holding the microphone, the two are connected to form a microphone holder, however the use of elastic to conjoin the two parts means that no external vibrations can travel up the stand and interfere with signal. Always a handy tool when working in a loud, hectic or live situation). The solid microphone comes packed in a solid flight case, no doubt it would endure a few slings into the back of the van if you're in a hurry!

So if you're somebody with a home studio looking to record your voice, acoustic guitar, piano, electric guitar or other instruments, the STC-2 is right for you. (Just don't expect to be able to pull off crazy effects with solely a cardioid pattern) Similarly, if you work in an environment where microphones of the highest standard are scattered around, this microphone will fit in just fine... It's under £150, its a fantastic microphone, comparable to those costing thousands! Grab one before they all go!

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