Sontronics Aria - Cardioid Valve Microphone
The Sontronics ARIA is a valve condenser microphone with a cardioid pattern that has been developed and designed specifically vocal recordings.
Housed inside the chromed grille is a large, 1.07-inch, edge-terminated capsule that captures all the detail and subtleties of any male or female vocal (sung or spoken) while the hand-selected European 12AX7/ECC83 tube lends a character that you'd expect to find in a classic vintage valve mic.
For that extra level of control, the accompanying SPS-2 power supply unit boasts pad (0, -10dB) and filter (linear, 75Hz) switches as well as a tube-ready LED, letting you know when the mic is warmed up and at its best to record. Inside the unit is a pro-quality, medical-grade electricity filter to ensure that the power supply is pure and interference-free.
During the 12 months of ARIA's development, it has been beta-tested by top artists and musicians including producer/writer Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Paul McCartney), singer/songwriter PJ Harvey, and also several engineers at Abbey Road Studios.
The result is a go-to microphone that's a must-have if you're serious about achieving the best results from vocals but that will also give beautiful results on piano, acoustic guitar, cello and other instruments as well as voiceover and broadcast.
The ARIA microphone is supplied in its own velvet-lined wooden box, which comes in an aluminium flightcase together with its elastic spider-style shockmount, a ring mount and the SPS-2 power supply, connecting cable and power lead. Like all our mics, Sontronics ARIA is covered by our no-nonsense LIFETIME WARRANTY.
Sontronics Aria Specifications
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
- Pad: 0dB, -10dB
- Filter: Linear, 75Hz
- Equivalent noise leve: 18dB (A-weighted)
- Maximum SPL: 125dB (for 0.5% THD @ 1,000Hz)
- Supplied with: Wooden box (mic), SPS-2 power supply, power lead, connecting cable, spider-style shockmount, ring mount, aluminium flightcase