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ST169 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

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Versatile tube tone, ideal for every studio.

The Sterling Audio ST169 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone is the professional choice for sheer recording versatility — providing a warm, articulate and detailed sound with extreme volume handling. A combination of new and traditional technology yields a full frequency response and quick transient response without sacrificing authentic tube warmth and tone. The included SM8 premium metal band-suspension shock mount, aluminum carry case, and low noise power supply fill out the package, complementing the ST169’s rugged construction and forward visual design.

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  • Class-A tube warmth, articulation and detail
  • Flexible pickup pattern: Cardioid, Omni and Figure-8
  • Ideal for vocals, instruments, speech and overhead/room recording
  • Switchable high-pass filter and attenuation pad
  • Full bandwidth with premium frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Extreme volume handling: 142 dB SPL
  • Precision 1 in. diameter, 3-micron diaphragm with disk resonator
  • Includes SM8 premium metal band-suspension shock mount, aluminum carry case, and low-noise power supply

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ST169 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Circuit Type: Class-A Tube
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omni and Figure-8
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • High Pass Filter: Switchable 75 Hz, 12 dB/octave
  • Attenuation Pad: Switchable -10 dB
  • Sensitivity: 30mV/Pa
  • Maximum SPL: 142 dB (132 dB without pad)
  • Equivalent Noise: 22 dB SPL
  • Typical Load Imp.: >1,000 Ohms
  • Output Source Imp.: 200 Ohms, transformer isolated
  • Dimensions: 7.7 in. long, 1.9 in. max diameter
  • Weight: 1.2 lb.
  • Power: Included power supply 
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