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Sterling Audio ST44 Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone  

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    A value oriented tube mic that doesn't sacrifice quality.

    The Sterling Audio ST44 is a small-diaphragm tube condenser microphone that incorporates a hand-built capsule with a thin, 6-micron evaporated gold Mylar diaphragm. Optimized to capture the most definition and detail from all acoustic instruments like piano, drums, and guitars, the ST44's low-noise GT6205M tube in a Class-A triode circuit provides warmth and detail, adding new dimension to vocal and especially instrument recording.
    Requires phantom power.

    Features

    • Mid-size, all brass capsule
    • Ideal for overhead vocal groups, voiceover and large choirs
    • Hand-selected, low-noise USA-made vacuum tube
    • Low-noise cable with Neutrik connectors
    • Nickel-plated brass body
    • Stainless steel head and grille assembly
    • Moisture-resistant aluminum storage case
    • SM3 shockmount
    • 7-pin XLR mic cable

    A more affordable way to record high-quality audio. Order now!

     

    ST44 Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone Specifications:

    • Preamp: Tube-based, Class-A design
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    • High Pass Filter: Switchable 75Hz, 12dB/octave
    • Attenuation Pad: Switchable -15dB
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
    • Equivalent Noise: 20dB SPL — A Weighted
    • Sensitivity: 28mV/Pa
    • Maximum SPL: 130dB-145dB (adjustable w/pad)
    • Typical Load Impedance: >500 ohms
    • Output Source Impedance: 200 ohms - transformer
    • Dimensions: 7-2/5" long, 1-1/5" max. dia.
    • Weight: 9 oz.
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    Sterling AudioST44 Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone
     
    4.3

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    3.0

    Very Poor Microphone

    By Antonio_4346

    from Denver

    Comments about Sterling Audio ST44 Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone:

    Of all the SDC's I've owned, this was the worst; no presence, no low-end, and absolutely horrendous on high volume applications. Don't buy into the tube hype, ESPECIALLY in this price range. Tube mike? Please, the tube in this microphone is hard wired in and is small than my thumbnail. I would recommend the SM81, AT4031, SM87, C1000, or practically any other microphone...even an MXL. Steer clear and save yourself the trouble.

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    5.0

    Miracle Mic

    Comments about Sterling Audio ST44 Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone:

    These mics are soem of the best mics out there, they explode on guitar amps, nice tight lows, aggressive mids and highs from heaven, you can ware your eq knobs out getting a million different guitar tones with these guys. They are really great for overheads on drums, pianos, box guitars, vocals.

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    5.0

    High quality for cheap!

    By Kount Kris

    from N. Providence, RI

    Comments about Sterling Audio ST44 Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone:

    I just bought this microphone a couple of days ago and it did more than just impress me. Before I got this mic I had the MXL 990 and 991, but something about those two just didn't cut it. When I used the Sterling mic and mic'd up my mic, the exact sound that I was hearing in the room was the sound that was recorded onto my computer. Truely a great deal for the price!

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