ARIA valve/tube condenser microphone
Image on white background of a Sontronics Aria microphone in its spider-style shockmount facing to the right. The silver-champagne coloured cylindrical body of the microphone has a black engraved Sontronics logo and Aria name on the front, and the top section is a silver ring above which is the steel mesh grille through which the gold circular capsule is visible
Image on white background of a Sontronics Aria microphone in its spider-style shockmount facing to the left. The silver-champagne coloured cylindrical body of the microphone has a black engraved Sontronics logo and Aria name on the front, and the top section is a silver ring above which is the steel mesh grille through which the gold circular capsule is visible
Image on which background of an opened aluminium flightcase with the focus on the items in the cutout sections of the rubber base, including a wooden box with the silver-champagne Aria microphone and standmount in it, the black power supply box with the white Sontronics logo on the top, the spider-style shockmount and the connecting cables and power lead
An image on white background of the SPS-2 power supply unit that comes with the Sontronics Aria microphone. On the front panel is the Sontronics logo and two sockets - one with three male pins with the words 'Mic input' underneath and one with eight female pin sockets and the word 'output' below. To the right is an illuminated blue LED with the words 'Tube Ready' underneath and to the right of this are the pad and filter silver switches.
Close-up image in a recording studio of a woman with dark blonde hair wearing a pair of headphones with a black shirt and brown leather jacket singing into a Sontronics Aria microphone
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ARIA valve/tube condenser microphone

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The beautiful Sontronics Aria really does sound as stunning as it looks, and since its launch in 2014, it has established itself as a modern classic, thanks to its silky smooth and balanced tone.

• Superb silky smooth results
• Designed specifically for vocals
• Gorgeous on solo strings too
• As used by Ed Sheeran, Adele, Katie Melua and more
• Designed, developed and hand-built in the UK

DESCRIPTION

The beautiful Sontronics Aria valve/tube condenser microphone really does sound as stunning as it looks, and since its launch in 2014, it has become a modern classic thanks to its silky smooth and balanced tone.

Developed specifically for vocals and beta-tested by top producers and the engineers at Abbey Road, Aria guarantees gorgeous results not only on voices and spoken word, but also on string and wind instruments, percussion and for overhead recording.

The Aria is hand-built in the UK using the highest-quality components, resulting in a superbly precise signal, astonishing clarity and extremely low self-noise.

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IDEAL FOR

  • orchestra
  • choir
  • opera
  • piano
  • drum overhead
  • any stereo application


 

TECH SPECS

Microphone type: Stereo ribbon (phantom-powered)
Polar pattern: Figure of eight x2
Frequency response: 15Hz to 15kHz
Pad: 0dB, -10dB
Filter: Linear, 75Hz
Valve/tube: European-made 12AX7/ECC83
Sensitivity (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1kHz): 18mV/Pa -33dB ±1.5dB
Impedance: ≤200 Ohms
Max. SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1kHz): 125dB
Equivalent noise level: 18dB (A-weighted)
Connector: 8-pin to 8-pin microphone to power supply (cable supplied), 3-pin XLR-M (power supply to external audio device, cable not supplied)
Power: 115/230V SPS-2 power supply included (phantom power not required)
What's included: Aria microphone, simple ring mount, wooden box, shockmount, SPS-2 power supply, 8-pin to 8-pin cable, mains power lead, aluminium flightcase
Product weight: 744g (mic only), 1,175g (mic + shockmount), 1,921g (power supply unit)
Packaged weight: 7.55kg
Product dimensions: 230 x 55 x 55mm (microphone)
Packaged dimensions: 530 x 405 x 165mm