Cardioid Tube Condenser Microphone
The Sontronics Aria is a cardioid tube condenser microphone designed primarily for vocal recording. It replaces the Omega in Sontronics’ product lineup.
The capsule is described as a 1.07'' edge-terminated model, which we understand to be a 34mm O.D. with 27mm diaphragms. According to Sontronics founder Trevor Coley, only the front diaphragm is metallized.
The mic’s tube is described as an Eastern European 12AX7/ECC83. MusicTech magazine further identifies it as “a JJ-branded valve made by Tesla in the Slovak Republic.”
The mic’s power supply, model name SPS-2, includes a 2-position switch for pad (0, -10dB) and a 2-position switch for HPF (linear, 75Hz rolloff).
The mic is shipped in a wooden storage case, inside an aluminum suitcase with elastic shockmount, a hard mount, the SPS-2 power supply, and all necessary cables.
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The mic was released in 2014.
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(18 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diaphragm diameter: 27mm
Capsule diameter: 34mm
|200 Ohms (Low)||Self-noise: 10.0 dB(A)|
|744g (26.24oz)||230mm (9.06'')||55mm (2.17'')||
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