The Sontronics STC-2 is one of the first large-diaphragm condenser mics that built Sontronics’ reputation, featuring a fixed cardioid pattern, -10dB pad, 75Hz high-pass filter, and Sontronics’ characteristic high-frequency roll-off.
The STC-2 is one of the first groundbreaking microphones that launched the Sontronics brand in 2005 and established it as a maker of a wide range of affordable microphones that performed at the same or even higher levels than mics costing many times more. The best-selling Sontronics STC-2 remains a firm favorite with musicians, producers, and studios everywhere. Its a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a gold-sputtered 1-inch capsule and a fixed cardioid pattern, ideally suited for recording vocals, spoken word, acoustic instruments, and much more. The STC-2's evenly balanced frequency response delivers a defined low-end and a very detailed, open top-end, accurately capturing your source in all its colors. Like all Sontronics condenser mics, STC-2 has a smooth roll-off in the high frequencies ensuring an extremely natural and musical presence, much like that of a ribbon mic, but not as fragile and more detailed.
Sontronics STC-2—Just the Facts:
- Fixed cardioid polar pattern
- -10dB pad and 75Hz filter
- Available in silver or black
- Professional studio-quality sound at an affordable price
- Versatile all-around studio mic
- Comes with shockmount and case
- Protected by a lifetime warranty
Sontronics STC-2—Behind the Grille
The STC-2 will give you digital-friendly results that sit perfectly in the mix every time, without causing any of the anomalies at you might find in other mics in the same price range. Its versatility and reliability also make Sontronics STC-2 a very popular microphone for education.
To give it plenty of flexibility and to aid its suitability for recording a wide range of sources in a variety of room sizes, the STC-2 boasts a low-cut filter switch and an attenuation or pad switch (-10dB cut). These controls, coupled with the hand-seated capsule and the carefully crafted electronics will help you get the most out of every recording, making this microphone a truly flexible all-round studio tool.
If you prefer more flexibility, try the three-pattern STC-3X Pack. Based on the same architecture as the STC-2, the STC-3X microphone has three patterns (omni, cardioid, figure-of-eight) and comes with everything you need to get started right out of the box, including shockmount, pop filter, 15' (5m) XLR cable, and mic pouch. If you don't require the three patterns but need the accessories, then the STC-20 Pack is also a great choice.
Sontronics STC-2 is available in brushed nickel or sleek black finish and is supplied in a foam-lined aluminum flight case. The mic comes complete with its spider-style shockmount, which helps to isolate the sensitive microphone from any transient noise traveling through the mic stand. As with all Sontronics mics, STC-2 is protected by a lifetime warranty.
Sontronics ST-2 applications
The large-diaphragm STC-2 microphone will give impressive results on a wide range of sources, including male and female vocals, acoustic guitar and other plucked instruments, guitar amp, percussion, drum kit, piano, and other acoustic instruments. It’s also an ideal microphone for voiceover, podcast, and broadcast work.
- Vocals and spoken word
- Acoustic guitar and guitar amp
- Woodwind and strings
- Drum and percussion
- Podcasting and broadcasting
What the pros are saying about the STC-2
“It has a warmth that other mics simply can’t deliver.” — Miles Hunt, singer-songwriter (The Wonderstuff)
"STC-2 is a refined performer—the high frequencies sound smooth and unhyped, the low end is similarly balanced and the mids sound clear and natural" Huw Price, reviewer (Music Tech Magazine)
"STC-2 is unbelievable! It's solid and professional, and for recording voice and other instruments, it's the obvious choice. Quality-wise it's comparable to (if not better than) mics that cost two or three times the price! — Stevie Cripps, voiceover artist-producer
"We use our two STC-2s along with an Apollo and an STC-1S pair . . . these mics have completely revolutionized the way we work. We can record in one take and the final mix is immediately usable . . . no EQ, no plug-ins, just perfect!" — Michael J Langley, producer-engineer
The Sontronics STC-2 successfully carried the burden of being one of the first large-diaphragm condenser mics that launched the Sontronics brand, thanks to its affordability and ability to excel on any sound source. Order yours today. For more information, call or chat online with your PAD Studio Consultant today.
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Filter: Linear, 75Hz
- Pad: 0dB, -10dB
- Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Sensitivity: -20mV/Pa -34dB ±2dB
- (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
- Impedance: ≤200 Ohms
- Equivalent noise level:
- 18dB (A-weighted)
- SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1,000Hz): 125dB
- Power: Phantom power 48V required
- Connector: 3-pin XLR
- Dimensions: 7-5/8" x 2-3/32" x 2-3/32" (194 x 53 x 53mm)
- Weight: 1.5 lb. (683g)
- Comes with: spider-style shockmount, aluminum flight case