AES12: New British Dual Mic Preamp

Sontronics launch SONORA 2 plus two new all-in-one recording packages      05/11/12

AES12: New British Dual Mic Preamp


Buying Choices
British microphone brand Sontronics has announced the launch and immediate availability of SONORA 2, a dual-channel solid-state preamp/DI that has been designed, developed and manufactured in the UK. At the same time, Sontronics has also released two new all-in-one recording packages – the STC-20 PACK and STC-3X PACK – each including a condenser mic and free accessories to get the home or studio musician achieving professional studio-quality recordings in minutes.
Sontronics' founder, designer and MD Trevor Coley, told Sonic State, "SONORA 2 represents two years of sheer hard work and dedication and I'm so proud of the fact that we've done it all, from the circuitry right up to the packaging, right here in the UK. SONORA 2 has all the build quality and attention to detail you'd expect from Sontronics as well as its own signature smooth sound. It really will let you hear more of what actually matters."
Here's more details in Sontronics' own words:
SONORA 2
The SONORA 2 preamp features Sontronics' proprietary Class A vintage circuit design and is capable of delivering an exceptional standard of audio reproduction with a classy, silky finish for an outstanding price. For ultimate recording and monitoring flexibility, SONORA 2 has two combined XLR & 1/4" jack inputs plus four individual outputs (two XLR, two TRS jack) as well as a –20dB pad, 75Hz high-pass filter, 180° phase reverse switch and 48V phantom power on each channel. Its lightning-quick dynamic ability combined with a linear frequency response and a powerful 66dB of crystal-clear gain and a huge +23dBu of headroom means SONORA 2 is an ideal choice for any professional studio, home or live environment.
STC-20 PACK & STC-3X PACK
The new Sontronics all-in-one mic packs are intended for anyone wanting to start recording straight away. The STC-20 PACK (£209 RRP) includes Sontronics' best-selling affordable STC-20 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic with gold-sputtered one-inch capsule. The STC-3X PACK (£305 RRP) includes Sontronics' brand new STC-3X condenser mic with three polar patterns – cardioid, omni and figure-of-eight – plus a pad (0, -10, -20dB) and high-pass filter (linear, 75Hz, 150Hz). Available in black or silver, the STC-3X is the ultimate in versatility and flexibility for any studio.
Both packs include the following accessories:
  • spider-style shockmount with two spare elastics
  • nylon-mesh pro-quality popshield
  • 5-metre XLR cable
  • zip-up microphone pouch
Pricing and Availability:
SONORA 2: RRP £699 (inc. VAT) - available immediately
STC-20 PACK: RRP £209 (inc. VAT) - available 5th November
STC-3X PACK: RRP £305 (inc. VAT) - available 5th November
More information:

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