Sontronics APOLLO 2 Stereo Phantom-Powered Ribbon Microphone
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- Phantom-powered stereo ribbon microphone
- Two ribbon motors fixed in X-Y Blumlein formation
- Incredibly open, natural sound
- Ideal for studio or live use
- Comes with shockmount and stereo cable
- Foam padded ABS flightcase
The Sontronics APOLLO2 is a phantom powered stereo ribbon microphone with astounding sound quality.
Since Sontronics first released their ground-breaking APOLLO phantom-powered stereo ribbon microphone a decade ago, it became a must-have for studio owners, venues, composers and sound stages all round the world, from Glyndebourne Opera House to the Malibu studio of composer Trevor Morris, from Paul Epworth's Church to Abbey Road Studios (where their pair of APOLLOs is used almost daily on their Steinway grand piano and over the orchestra or choir for most of the Hollywood soundtracks recorded in Studio One).
Following years of development with their other microphones, and exciting experiments with higher and higher quality components (resulting in the multi-award-winning, beautifully crafted ARIA and MERCURY valve microphones), Sontronics decided to apply and incorporate these same improvements to their ribbon microphones. And so APOLLO 2 has landed to take your recordings to an astoundingly high level.
Like the original, APOLLO 2 boasts two highly sensitive ribbon elements set in an X-Y Blumlein configuration, ideal for all stereo miking applications.
APOLLO 2's uniquely designed, laser-welded cylindrical grille enables the microphone to capture a truly stunning and superbly accurate three-dimensional image. This means APOLLO 2 is perfect not only for orchestral, choral and piano recordings, but also for capturing the ambience and character of your entire recording space.
APOLLO 2 also works amazingly well as an overhead microphone for drums and percussion or smaller instrument and vocal ensembles, giving natural, expansive results with perfect detail and clarity in the high frequencies and a balanced depth and fullness to the mids and lows.
If required, either of the two ribbon elements can be used in isolation, enabling APOLLO 2 to behave as a mono microphone.
Getting the best results from APOLLO 2 is effortless! Thanks to its phantom-powered circuit design and custom-wound, UK-made transformers, it requires very little gain and no EQ. Furthermore, Sontronic's engineers have incorporated RFI (radio frequency interference) filters into the electronic design (these are the only ribbon mics in the world to have this feature) to ensure that APOLLO 2's signal is kept crystal clear, whether being used in a recording studio or a live venue.
APOLLO 2 is designed as a distance recording microphone and should be used with care as the ribbon elements are very exposed and extremely delicate. However, with sensible placement and careful handling, APOLLO 2 will bring you immense satisfaction for many years to come.
The microphone is supplied in a sturdy, foam-padded ABS flightcase together with its unique shockmount and stereo cable.
Sontronics APOLLO 2 Specifications
Frequency response: 20Hz - 18kHz
Sensitivity: 18mV/Pa -33dB ±1dB
(0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
Polar pattern: Figure-of-eight (x2)
Impedance: ≤150 Ohms
Equivalent noise level: 10dB
Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1kHz): 125dB
Power: Phantom power 48V required
Connector: 8-pin connector to two 3-pin XLR connectors (cable supplied)
Dimensions: 260 x 65 x 65mm
Weight: 744g (1247g with shockmount)
Comes with: stereo to two XLR connector cable, shockmount, ABS foam-padded flightcase
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UK Non-Mainland: from £12
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Sontronics Warranty Information: Lifetime warranty on mics when registered with Sontronics. For full details please see Sontronics’ website
Please note this information is provided for guidance only as manufacturer warranties may be updated from time to time. For full please visit the manufacturer's website here:
3 years warranty for VIP members
Figure of Eight
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