Sontronics Aria Valve Condenser Microphone
The new Sontronics ARIA is valve cardioid condenser microphone that has been developed specifically for vocals, giving you silky smooth results with stunning top and bottom end.
- Valve condenser microphone for vocals
- Also good for: piano, acoustic guitar, cello, other instruments
- Power supply included
- Supplied with accessories in an aluminium flightcase
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Designed and developed in England and beta-tested by top producers and artists, the Sontronics ARIA features a large, 1.07-inch, edge-terminated cardioid capsule that will reproduce all the finest details of any female or male vocal performance. And thanks to Sontronics' trademark smooth-high-frequency-rolloff, you'll end up with stunningly clear top end, smooth, warm mids and a juicy bottom end, especially when taking advantage of the proximity effect.
On the accompanying power supply unit you'll find pad (0, -10dB) and filter (linear, 75Hz) switches to give you even more control. The Sontronics ARIA boasts a European 12AX7/ECC83 valve, which lends a character to your recordings that you would expect to find in a classic vintage valve mic costing many times more.
Beta-tested by Oscar- and Grammy-winning producer Paul Epworth, Mercury award-winning singer/songwriter PJ Harvey and several Abbey Road engineers, the Sontronics ARIA is definitely a go-to vocal microphone that will give you professional, classic-sounding results on any voice wherever you are recording. It also sounds lovely on piano, acoustic guitar, cello and other instruments.
Sontronics ARIA is supplied in a velvet-lined wooden box, which comes in an aluminium flightcase together with its elastic spider-style shockmount, a ring mount and the SPS-2 power supply plus connecting cable.
Like all Sontronics mic, the ARIA valve mic for vocals is covered by Sontronics' LIFETIME WARRANTY and comes with free downloads of Toontrack's EZMix 2 Lite and EZdrummer Lite software.
Sontronics ARIA Specifications
Polar pattern: cardioid
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Sensitivity: 28mV/Pa -35dB ±1.5dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
Pad: 0db, -10dB
Filter: Linear, 75Hz
Impedance: ≤200 Ohms
Equivalent noise level: 18dB (A-weighted)
Maximum SPL: 125dB (for 0.5% THD @ 1,000Hz)
Power supply: Separate SPS-2 unit
Power: 230V / 115V voltage selector switch
Phantom power: Supplied by the SPS-2 power supply
Connector: Mic = eight-pin connector, Power supply = three-pin XLR-M
Comes with: Wooden box (for mic), SPS-2 power supply, power lead, connecting cable, spider-style shockmount, ring mount, aluminium flight case