Sontronics lanserar uppdaterade bandmikrofoner – APOLLO 2, SIGMA 2 & DELTA 2

Sontronics lanserar uppdaterade bandmikrofoner – APOLLO 2, SIGMA 2 & DELTA 2

Sontronics valde 2017 att flytta sin tillverkning från Kina hem till Storbritannien. I samband med detta valde de att uppdatera sina väldigt omtyckta bandmikrofoner till version 2 och lanserade på NAMM-mässan APOLLO 2, SIGMA 2 och DELTA 2.

APOLLO 2
Blumlein X/Y fantommatad stereobandmikrofon idealisk för orkester, kör, akustiska instrument, trummor, slagverk eller som rumsmikrofon. Levereras i aluminium flightcase. Tillverkad i Storbritannien. Livstidsgaranti vid registrering.

Pris: 17 695 SEK / 13 339 DKK*
Art nr: ST-APOLLO2

*Priserna är inklusive moms. Kolla alltid vår produktdatabas för uppdaterade priser.

SONTRONICS APOLLO 2 stereo ribbon microphone
Since we first released our ground-breaking APOLLO phantom-powered stereo ribbon microphone a decade ago, it became a must-have for studio owners, venues, composers and sound stages all round the world, from Glyndebourne Opera House to the Malibu studio of composer Trevor Morris, from Paul Epworth’s Church to Abbey Road Studios (where their pair of APOLLOs is used almost daily on their Steinway grand piano and over the orchestra or choir for most of the Hollywood soundtracks recorded in Studio One).

Following years of development with our other microphones, and our exciting experiments with higher and higher quality components (resulting in our multi-award-winning, beautifully crafted ARIA and MERCURY valve microphones), we decided to apply and incorporate these same improvements to our ribbon microphones. And so APOLLO 2 has landed (along with SIGMA 2 and DELTA 2) to take your recordings to an astoundingly high level.

Like the original, our APOLLO 2 boasts two highly sensitive ribbon elements set in an X-Y Blumlein configuration, ideal for all stereo miking applications.

APOLLO 2’s uniquely designed, laser-welded cylindrical grille enables the microphone to capture a truly stunning and superbly accurate three-dimensional image. This means APOLLO 2 is perfect not only for orchestral, choral and piano recordings, but also for capturing the ambience and character of your entire recording space.

APOLLO 2 also works amazingly well as an overhead microphone for drums and percussion or smaller instrument and vocal ensembles, giving natural, expansive results with perfect detail and clarity in the high frequencies and a balanced depth and fullness to the mids and lows.

If required, either of the two ribbon elements can be used in isolation, enabling APOLLO 2 to behave as a mono microphone.
Getting the best results from APOLLO 2 is effortless! Thanks to its phantom-powered circuit design and custom-wound, UK-made transformers, it requires very little gain and no EQ. Furthermore, our engineers have incorporated RFI (radio frequency interference) filters into the electronic design (ours are the only ribbon mics in the world to have this feature) to ensure that APOLLO 2’s signal is kept crystal clear, whether being used in a recording studio or a live venue.

APOLLO 2 is designed as a distance recording microphone and should be used with care as the ribbon elements are very exposed and extremely delicate. However, with sensible placement and careful handling, APOLLO 2 will bring you immense satisfaction for many years to come. For more information about using and caring for your APOLLO 2 or servicing your ribbon elements, see our User Guide here.

The microphone is supplied in a sturdy, foam-padded ABS flightcase together with its unique shockmount and stereo cable.
APOLLO 2 really will take your breath away and impart a professional quality to your recordings that you didn’t imagine was possible!

APOLLO 2 HIGHLIGHTS
– phantom-powered stereo ribbon microphone
– made in the UK
– two ribbon motors fixed in X-Y Blumlein formation
– incredibly open, natural sound
– ideal for studio or live use
– LIFETIME WARRANTY

RECOMMENDED FOR…
– overhead and room miking
– vocal/choral ensemble & opera
– chamber and orchestral work
– piano
– drumkit & percussion overhead
– acoustic guitar

 

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SIGMA 2
Fantommatad bandmikrofon idealisk för sång, flöjt, saxofon, piano, akustisk gitarr, cello, etniska blåsinstrument och dragspel. Fungerar även perfekt för broadcast och överhäng till trummor. Levereras i aluminium flightcase. Tillverkad i Storbritannien. Livstidsgaranti vid registrering.

Pris: 8 095 SEK / 6 102 DKK*
Art nr: ST-SIGMA2

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SONTRONICS SIGMA 2 phantom-powered ribbon mic
11 years after the introduction of the Sontronics SIGMA, one of the world’s first phantom-powered ribbon microphones, we are proud to release the stunning UK-made SIGMA 2. This, along with the new DELTA 2 and APOLLO 2, represents the pinnacle of ribbon microphone technology.

The original Sontronics SIGMA has been one of our most popular microphones thanks to its incredible performance and value for money, and it quickly became a must-have in studios and venues around the world.

Following our experiments with the highest quality components (which resulted in our beautifully c rafted, multi-award-winning ARIA and MERCURY valve condenser mics), we decided to turn our attention to our ribbons, and after two years of investigation, significant investment and tireless testing, a new generation of unmatched quality ribbon microphones was born.

Designed from the ground up, the new SIGMA 2 is hand-made in our Sontronics HQ and employs our own unique circuitry, Britsh-made electronics, including a premium-quality custom-wound transformer (made exclusively for us in our home town of Poole), precision-cut and moulded British stainless steel mesh, and CNC-engineered metal internal and external parts.

SIGMA 2’s circuitry incorporates RFI (radio frequency interference) filters that ensure that SIGMA 2’s signal remains interference-free and makes the microphone even more suited to live use than before. Ours are the only ribbon mics in the world to boast this feature!
SIGMA 2 has extremely high sensitivity and incredibly low self-noise making it ideal for capturing vocals, speech, solo woodwind, stringed instruments and guitar amps*, presenting an exceptionally detailed, accurate, natural sound.

Utilising the same super-sensitive ribbon motor as the original, SIGMA 2 offers stunning clarity and definition in the top end but now also boasts richer mid and low tones.

A pair of SIGMA 2 (either spaced separately or in X-Y configuratio) can be used for extremely effective overhead and room miking, upright or grand piano, string quartet and other ensembles.

SIGMA 2, as with any ribbon microphone, should be used with care as its ribbon element is very delicate. However, with sensible placement and careful handling, SIGMA 2 will give you incredible results time and time again. For more detailed instructions on using and caring for your SIGMA 2 or servicing your ribbon element, please see our User Guide here.

SIGMA 2 is supplied with its unique-style shockmount in a sturdy, foam-padded ABS flightcase, which will keep your mic safely stored between sessions or when transported from one venue to another.

We guarantee you’ll fall in love with SIGMA 2. You’ve been warned!

SIGMA 2 HIGHLIGHTS
– phantom-powered ribbon mic
– made in the UK
– clear, natural, detailed sound
– fuller mid & low frequencies
– unique Sontronics shockmount
– LIFETIME WARRANTY

RECOMMENDED FOR…
– vocals
– acoustic guitar
– guitar amps (use with care!)
– solo strings & woodwind
– piano
– in pairs for overhead & room miking

 

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DELTA 2
Fantommatad bandmikrofon idealisk för gitarrförstärkare, saxofon och andra träblås, bläckblås och stråkinstrument. Den robusta konstruktionen gör den perfekt för scenbruk eller starka ljudkällor. Levereras i aluminium flightcase. Tillverkad i Storbritannien. Livstidsgaranti vid registrering.

Pris: 8 095 SEK / 6 102 DKK*
Art nr: ST-DELTA2

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SONTRONICS DELTA 2 phantom-powered ribbon mic for guitar amps & brass
A decade after we launched the world’s first ribbon microphone designed specifically to handle higher SPL sources, its successor, the Sontronics DELTA 2, has arrived.

The original DELTA, along with our HALO dynamic mic for guitar amps, has become a must-have for many studios and live guitarists, from Bernard Butler to Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, from Steve Stevens to Aerosmith, and when it comes to build quality and perfect sound reproduction, the new DELTA 2 turns the dial up to 11!

Like the original, DELTA 2 is not only the perfect partner for guitar amplifiers but also ideal for use with other high-SPL sources, such as trumpet, trombone and tenor sax. Compared to our SIGMA 2, DELTA 2’s reduced sensitivity enables it to capture incredibly powerful signals without overloading its internal preamp circuit. Its rugged build and multi-layer baffling make it ready for life on the road as well as in the studio.

DELTA 2 sounds even more stunning than the original, capturing amazing clarity and detail in the higher frequencies, together with astonishingly powerful mid and low tones.

The DELTA 2 does an incredible job of capturing every element of your guitar sound, whether you’re recording solo parts in the studio or miking up your amp on stage. DELTA 2 captures the true tone of whatever instrument you’re recording, allowing it to sit perfectly in the mix without requiring excessive gain or EQ.

Hand-built in the our Sontronics HQ and featuring our own unique circuitry, the DELTA 2 boasts UK-made electronics including a custom-wound premium-quality transformer (made in our hometown of Poole, England), and the same excellent ribbon motor as the original DELTA.

The electronics uniquely incorporate RFI (radio frequency interference) filters that filter out unwanted radio frequencies, making DELTA 2 (and our other ribbon mics) even more suited to live use than before. Ours are the only ribbon mics in the world to boast this feature!
Our DELTA 2 is supplied with our unique-design shockmount in a rugged ABS flightcase which protects from all the rigours of touring and live use, but also keeps the mic safe and sound between studio sessions.

DELTA 2 is the best sounding ribbon microphone you can put in front of your guitar amp, trumpet, trombone or saxophone, and once you’ve heard it, you’ll never look back!

DELTA 2 HIGHLIGHTS
– phantom-powered ribbon mic
– made in the UK
– designed to handle high SPL
– rugged build
– gives great results both live and in the studio
– unique Sontronics shockmount
– LIFETIME WARRANTY

RECOMMENDED FOR…
– guitar amps & cabinets
– brass and saxophone
– drums