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OmnidirectionalCardioidHypercardioidSontronics STC-1

Detachable-Capsule Pencil Condenser Microphone

The STC-1 is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone from Sontronics.

The microphone features a switchable pad, with settings of flat, -10 dB and -20 dB. The STC-1 also has an onboard switch for a high-pass filter, with possible cutoff frequencies of 75 or 150 Hz.

According to Sontronics (via Huw Price of MusicTech Magazine in 2006), the STC-1 does not use transformers in its output circuit, and features entirely Class-A circuitry in its preamp.

The optional Sontronics-made hypercardioid and omni-directional capsules currently sell for under $100, and are affixed to the microphone body by simply screwing them on.

Sontronics also sells the STC-1 in matched stereo pairs (known as STC-1S). The STC-1S pair is compatible with the company’s STC-Omni and STC-Hypercardioid capsules, but those capsules are not sold in matched pairs.

The STC-1 ships in a padded wooden box and comes with a cardioid capsule, mic clip, and foam windscreen. The STC-1S matched pair also includes a stereo bar. Both single and paired mics are available with black or silver finishes.

The Sontronics STC-1 is also known as: STC1, STC 1, STC-1S, STC1S, STC 1S.

The mic was released in 2005.


Compatible Capsules
Sontronics STC CardioidCardioid Sontronics STC Cardioid
Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: 12 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $99 | Still In Production
Sontronics STC HypercardioidHypercardioid Sontronics STC Hypercardioid
Hypercardioid capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: n/a
MSRP: $99 | Still In Production
Sontronics STC OmniOmnidirectional Sontronics STC Omni
Omnidirectional capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: n/a
MSRP: $99 | Still In Production
Pads & Filters Impedance SPL/Noise
  • Pad: -10 dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: Low Cut at 75 Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: Low Cut at 150 Hz (Via Switch)
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 137 dB
Self-noise: 16.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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