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Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The Saturn is a large-diaphragm multipattern FET condenser built with Sontronics’ customary retro styling.

The large-diaphragm capsule is a K67 style (not an M7 derivative as previously reported here). The dual diaphragms are gold-plated Mylar. The capsule assembly is shockmounted in the large headbasket by a latex-rubber mount.

A rotary thumbwheel on the mic body allows selection of one of five pickup patterns: Omni, Wide Cardioid, Cardioid, Hypercardioid, or Figure-of-8. A pair of switches enable optional high-pass filters (at 75Hz or 125 Hz) or a pad (-10dB or -20dB).

The mic ships with Sontronics’ trademark shockmount and a velvet-lined, padded aluminum flight case. It carries a lifetime warranty.

The Saturn was first announced and displayed at the Winter NAMM show in January, 2010.

We will update this profile with additional details as they become available.

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The mic was released in 2010.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Hypercardioid (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Wide Cardioid (20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Pad: -20dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF @ 75Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF @ 125Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 130 dB
Self-noise: 14.0 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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