Sontronics Sigma 2 Ribbon Microphone
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Manufacturer's ID: STSIGMA2
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, Sontronics 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 their 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 their experiments with the highest quality components (which resulted in the beautifully crafted, multi-award-winning ARIA and MERCURY valve condenser mics), Sontronics decided to turn their attention to their 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 Sontronics HQ and employs their own unique circuitry, British-made electronics, including a premium-quality custom-wound transformer (made exclusively for them in their 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 configuration) 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.
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
- Acoustic guitar
- Guitar amps (use with care!)
- Solo strings & woodwind
- In pairs for overhead & room miking
SIGMA 2 SPECIFICATIONS
- Polar pattern: Figure-of-eight
- Frequency response: 20Hz - 15kHz
- Sensitivity: 18mV/Pa -33dB ±1.5dB
- (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
- Impedance: =150 Ohms
- Equivalent noise level: 10dB
- Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1kHz): 125dB
- Power: Phantom power 48V required
- Connector: 3-pin XLR
- Dimensions: 164 x 50 x 32mm
- Weight: 421g (841g with shockmount)
- Comes with: shockmount, flightcase