Sontronics ARIA cardioid valve/tube condenser microphone

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  • Sontronics ARIA cardioid valve/tube condenser microphone.
  • The award-winning Sontronics ARIA will enable you to achieve stunning, beautiful results on every recording application.
  • Silky-smooth characteristics, accurate response and Sontronics trademark high-frequency roll-off.
  • The ARIA uses only premium-quality, branded components in its UK-made circuits.
  • Delivers new levels of precision and clarity that will enhance the results of your recordings to a professional level.
  • A go-to microphone that will enable you to achieve professional-quality recordings on a wide range of applications.
  • Ideal for vocals, piano, percussion, acoustic guitar, cello and other instruments as well as voiceovers and broadcasts.
  • Like all Sontronics microphones, the ARIA is protected by a free lifetime warranty.
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Back in 2014 Sontronics founder & designer Trevor Coley designed and developed the Sontronics ARIA valve/tube cardioid condenser microphone. The ARIA was specifically designed for achieving the best results for vocal recordings and since its release, it has found itself becoming a modern classic thanks to its beautifully smooth and balanced tone.

 

The award-winning Sontronics ARIA will enable you to achieve stunning, beautiful results on every recording application, thanks to its silky-smooth characteristics, accurate response and Sontronics trademark high-frequency roll-off. Following the development of the Sontronics MERCURY variable-pattern valve microphone, the ARIA has now been able to be refined and improved even further to take its quality to the next level. The ARIA uses only premium-quality, branded components in its UK-made circuits. This has led to considerable improvements to the ARIA’s signal-to-noise ratio and reduces its self-noise to incredibly low levels for a tube microphone. This means the ARIA delivers new levels of precision and clarity that will enhance the results of your recordings to a professional level.

 

Housed inside the chromed grille is a large, 1.07-inch, edge-terminated capsule that captures all the detail and subtleties of any voice, whether it's 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. For the ultimate level of control, the accompanying SPS-2 power supply unit boasts pad (0, -10dB) and filter (linear, 75Hz) switches, as well as a tube-ready, LED, letting you know when the ARIA is warmed up and at its best to record. Inside the unit is a pro-quality, medical-grade electricity filter to ensure that the power supply is pure and interference-free.

 

The result of all this is a go-to microphone that will enable you to achieve professional-quality recordings on a wide range of applications that include vocals, piano, percussion, acoustic guitar, cello and other instruments as well as voiceovers and broadcasts. The ARIA microphone comes supplied with its own velvet-lined wooden box, which comes in an aluminium flight case together with its elastic spider-style shock mount, a ring mount and the SPS-2 power supply, connecting cable and power lead. And like all Sontronics microphones, the ARIA is protected by a free lifetime warranty.

 

Key Features:

  • Valve/tube condenser mic
  • Incredibly smooth sound
  • Designed to give amazing results on male and female vocals
  • Beta-tested with Paul Epworth, PJ Harvey and several engineers at Abbey Road Studios
  • Covered by Lifetime Warranty

 

Recommended for:

  • Male & female vocals
  • Voiceover
  • Cello, violin & viola
  • Piano
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Drum overheads
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Specifications
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 18mV/Pa -33dB ±1.5dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Pad: 0, -10dB
  • Filter: Linear, 75Hz
  • Impedance: ≤200 Ohms
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 18dB (A-weighted)
  • Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1kHz): 125dB
  • Power Supply: SPS-2 115/230V *Phantom power NOT required*
  • Connector: 8-pin connector (mic), 3-pin XLR-M (power supply)
  • Dimensions: 230 x 55 x 55mm (mic)
  • Weight: 744g (mic), 1155g (mic with shock mount), 1880g (power supply)
  • Comes with: wooden box (for Aria mic), shock mount, cables, SPS-2 power supply, aluminium flight case