The Sontronics Corona is a purpose-built, retro-styled vocal mic with spring-mounted capsule built-in pop filter, ported for low-frequency pickup.
With a look reminiscent of the Shure 5B double-button carbon microphone from the 1930s, the Corona takes its name from the Mexican beer of the same name. No, it doesn’t . . . Yes, it does . . . No . . . Okay, it does. Not. Actually, the name derives from the outermost ring around the sun, which is marvelously appropriate, since the body of the Corona is concentrically spring-suspended inside a circular outer ring—and to use the obvious cliché, it will shine brightly on your vocals, live or in the studio. The inspiration for the Corona came from Sontronics’ own Halo, a dynamic mic designed for guitar tracking, that found itself in front of singers as well as guitar cabinets, according to user feedback. Since the Halo was not designed for vocals, Sontronics founder Trevor Coley set about the task of making a similar mic that was—and the Corona dynamic vocal mic was born. The Corona takes the essence of the Halo and redesigns it specifically for voice, with built-in pop filtering for plosives, and a ported capsule to capture more of the low frequencies for a thicker, richer, and more rounded sound.
Sontronics Corona—Just the Facts:
- Front-address, purpose-built dynamic mic for vocal performance and recording
- Concentrically shock-mounted within an external ring
- Ported body to accentuate body and depth of sound
- Requires no EQ
- Built-in pop filter
- Retro styling
- Sontronics’ lifetime warranty
Sontronics Corona—Behind the Grille
After receiving customer feedback about using the Halo guitar mic for vocals, it’s designer, Trevor Coley took the hint and tweaked its retro design specifically for the voice. The redesign adds pop filtering enabling the Corona to handle vocal plosives, plus a capsule specifically ported to capture more low frequencies for a thicker, richer, and more rounded vocal sound. Not only is the Corona an excellent vocal mic, it can also be used to add body and character to instrument sources that could use a little low-frequency assist.
The Corona has an anodized body with front and back grilles in the same “space grey” finish as the Delta 2. Corona also features the same capsule used in the best-selling, TEC award-nominated Solo handheld vocal mic, with a tight supercardioid pattern and excellent side rejection for higher gain before feedback. The Corona is a truly modern sounding mic with a cool retro vibe.
Like all Sontronics microphones, the Corona is an excellent choice if you’re looking for something special at a surprisingly affordable price. Order yours today, or for more information, call or chat online with your PAD Studio Specialist.
- Operating principle: Dynamic
- Frequency response: 50Hz - 15kHz
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Sensitivity: -54dB ±2dB
- Impedance ≤600 ohm
- XLR connector