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Sontronics Aria
Valve Condenser Microphone MPN: STARIA

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An incredible example of the valve mic maker's art, the Sontronics Aria was beta-tested by Abbey Road studios and PJ Harvey!

  • Valve cardioid condenser microphone
  • Perfect for vocals, piano, acoustic guitar and cello
  • Sensitivity: 18 mV/Pa
  • 10 dB Pad
  • 75 Hz high-pass filter
  • Impedance: <200 Ohms
  • Equivalent noise level: 18 dB (A-weighted)
  • Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1000 Hz): 125 dB

The Sontronics Aria valve cardioid condenser microphone will give you stunning, beautiful results on every recording, thanks to its silky-smooth characteristics, its accurate response and Sontronics' trademark high-frequency roll-off.

Housed inside the chromed grille of the Sontronics Aria is a large, 1.07-inch, edge-terminated capsule that captures all the detail and subtleties of any male or female vocal (sung or spoken) while the hand-selected European 12AX7/ECC83 tube lends a character that you'd expect to find in a classic vintage valve mic.

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    • Sensitivity: -37dB re 1V/pa
    • Max. SPL: 120dB
    • Distortion: head amp only, <1% @117dB SPL, <3% @ 125dB SPL, self noise: 14db nominal, not to exceed 16db (A Weighted)
    • Impedance: 200 ohms, balanced using an output transformer
    • Tubes: 5840 - pentode tube wired for triode operation
    • Transducer: externally excited capacitor type
    • Includes case, shockmount and PSU
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    • Vintage-style baked-on Buttercream finish
    • The transformer coupled tube circuitry has its origins in famous European vintage designs.
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    • Mil-grade switches for 10dB pad and 80Hz rolloff
    • Custom Retro shockmount
    • Mogami GoldStudio Pro 15' XLR Cable
    • Elegant padded genuine wooden Mic box
    • Handcrafted wood side, tweed travel case
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    • Pattern: continuously variable from omnidirectional to figure-8
    • Diaphragm: 1-inch diameter, gold sputtered, 3-micron thickness
    • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 KHZ, +/-3 dB
    • Sensitivity: -37dB re 1V/pa
    • Max. SPL: 120 dB with pad off, 135 dB with pad on.
    • Distortion: < 1% @ 117 dB SPL, < 3% @ 125 dB SPL, self noise: 14db nominal, not to exceed 16db (A Weighted)
    • Pad: 15 dB, bass cut: 6 dB per octave below 100Hz
    • Transducer: Externally polarized, pressure gradient capacitor - double diaphragm.
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    • Valve condenser microphone
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    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
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    • Impedance: 200 Ohms stock
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    • Multi-pattern valve condenser microphone
    • Continuously variable polar pattern from omni to figure-of-eight and everything in between
    • Hand-built in the UK
    • Beta-tested with the Abbey Road Studios engineers, plus top producers and musicians including Gary Barlow and Paul Epworth
    • Employs top-grade deluxe-quality components
    • Hand-selected ECC87/12AT7 valve
    • 0db / 10dB attenuation pad and linear / 75Hz filter controls on the power supply unit
    • Has a classic vintage valve sound with unbelievably low self noise and incredibly fidelity
    • Covered by Sontronics Lifetime Warranty
RRP: £1099.00

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  • 1 year warranty
  • This product comes with a 1 year warranty as standard.

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