Sontronics STC-6

Handheld cardoid condenser microphone

The STC-6 builds on the success of Sontronics' original handheld condenser mic, the STC-5, but with a completely new design from the ground up. It has a studio-grade, gold-sputtered cardioid capsule that delivers a crystal-clear performance every time.

Being more sensitive than a dynamic microphone, the STC-6 captures your voice or other instruments in significantly more detail, giving the kind of clarity and definition that you'd normally only expect to hear from a studio mic.

The cardioid polar pattern helps to reject sounds entering the capsule from the sides, essential for producing a clear image on stage. The recessed switches on the rear of the mic offer a 75Hz high-pass filter to help reduce any stage rumble when the microphone is on a stand and a -10dB pad that helps to reduce the possibility of overload and distortion when recording very loud sound sources.

The 22mm capsule sits in a shockmounted cradle to help reduce handling noise, while the radial grooves in the body help to maintain grip in the most demanding of performances. For added reliability, the tip of the electrode post is spiked to assist in preventing any oxidation and provides a positive pressure to the capsule electrode at all times.

The STC-6 comes in a high-quality, tough yet light aluminium carrying case and includes a mic clip.

Sontronics STC-80

Handheld dynamic microphone

R 1,177 inc vat

Since the Sontronics brand was launched in 2005, many customers requested the inclusion of a dynamic handheld mic in the range, so in 2008 the STC-80 was introduced.

Sontronics STC-20

Large-diaphragm condenser microphone

Based on the hugely popular STC-2, the new STC-20 large-diaphragm condenser mic was launched with four other products to mark Sontronics' fifth anniversary in 2010.

The STC-20 is a large-diaphragm condenser mic with a cardioid condenser pattern and it features the same one-inch, gold-sputtered capsule as found in STC-2, housed within a large open grille.

This microphone has been specifically designed to combine all the professional sound and build quality that Sontronics microphones have become renowned for with excellent value. Yet despite its incredible affordablity, the STC-20 delivers brilliant results in most studio applications, particularly on male and female vocals, speech and voiceover, broadcast and acoustic guitars.

For those looking to add extra versatility to the STC-20, the spider-style shockmount (in black) and aluminium flightcase are available to purchase separately.

Sontronics ST-POP

Professional quality popshield

The ST-POP is an adjustable pop filter with an 188mm (7 & 3/8") diameter shield and is an essential piece of equipment for anyone recording speech or vocals.

The dual-layer nylon mesh significantly reduces the popping noises associated with plosive consonants such as 'p' and 'b'. Similarly, the harshness caused by sibilant sounds - 's', 'z', 'sh', 'ch' - is also dramatically reduced, helping you capture the best possible recording from the very beginning.

The flexible arm allows simple and accurate positioning when clamped to any microphone stand.

Maintenance is easy too: just unscrew the clamp at the bottom of the ring and remove the nylon cartridge. This can be cleaned in warm, soapy water and left to dry maturally. A replacement nylon cartridge is also included, so that your Sontronics popshield is always there when you need it.