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Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The STX-2X is a multipattern FET condenser microphone with a large-diaphragm capsule. It is a revision of Sontronics’ popular STC-2 microphone, and introduces the following changes to the STC-2:

  • The STC-2X is switchable between Cardioid and Omni. The STC2 is Cardioid-only.
  • The STC-2X has lower sensitivity, at 11 mV/Pa (vs. 20 mV/Pa for the STC-2).
  • The STC-2X has two pad options (-10dB, -20dB) rather than one.
  • The STC-2X has two high-pass filter options (75Hz, 150Hz) rather than one.

The capsule is described as a one-inch design, which like most of the Sontronics line is very likely a 32mm center-terminated K67-type.

STC-2XThe mic is available in silver or black, and ships with an elastic shockmount in an aluminum flightcase.

MusicTech, 2011

This is a mic that turns in an assured performance for the asking price with plenty of clarity and detail, a top end that offers presence without sounding overly enhanced, a tightly controlled lower end without any wooliness and a cardioid pattern that is sharply implemented with strong rejection from back and sides.

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The mic was released in 2010.

Specifications

Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (11 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (11 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Pad: -20dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF @ 75Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF @ 150Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Capsule diameter: 32mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 125 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 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: 48±4v

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