Sterling Audio ST6050
Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The ST6050 “Allen Sides” is the first microphone in Sterling Audio’s Signature Series. It is a premium FET condenser voiced by Allen Sides of Ocean Way Studios, designed primarily for studio vocal applications.
It’s a spectacular vocal microphone. In some respects I’d compare it to the U47 fet… they were trying to come out with something comparable to a U 47. Well, it didn’t sound like a ‘47, but it sounded very, very good. And became a classic of its own. So I wanted something along those lines, but I wanted to step it up a little bit…
I don’t think there’s anything commercially available, at any price, that’s better than what this microphone is.
The microphone’s capsule is a center-terminated design, specified as “1'' diameter” with 8-micron Mylar diaphragms. The backplate design has not been specified.
The mic has an output transformer.
High consistency in the sound of this microphone throughout a production run has been ensured by enforcing tight tolerances for component selection and manufacturing processes.
The ST6050 includes a foam windscreen, a velvet-lined oak storage box, and an elastic shockmount (p/n SM7-N).
The Sterling Audio ST6050 is also known as: Allen Sides.
The mic was released in 2011.
|Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!|
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(28 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Diaphragm gauge: 8 microns
|200 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 134 dB
Self-noise: 17.0 dB(A)
|907g (31.99oz)||241mm (9.49'')||61mm (2.40'')||
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