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.
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.
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(11 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (11 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Capsule diameter: 32mm
|200 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 125 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
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