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Universal Audio SP-1 Standard Pencil Microphone (Matched Pair)

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A matched stereo condenser pair with vintage vibe.

With the Universal Audio SP-1 small-diaphragm condenser pair, you can record acoustic instruments, drums and percussion, and live performances in stereo, with pristine fidelity for instant album-quality sound.

The Perfect Pair for Stereo Recording

As a matched stereo pair, the UA SP-1 adds clarity, width, and dimension to your recordings. Whether it’s tight X/Y patterns or spaced pairs, combine them how you want and hear the detail in instrumenta like never before.

Capture Your Best Sounds, Anywhere

The SP-1’s classic cardioid design, high SPL tolerance, and smooth, clear top-end deliver consistently clean capture of acoustic guitars, drum overheads, percussion, horns, and more—at any volume, in any environment.

More Than your Average Pencil Mics

Universal Audio engineered the SP-1 pair to be an everyday workhorse choice for stereo recording. With a retro finish and road-worthy build, these stylish condensers are a serious studio upgrade, with a vintage look that adds to the vibe.

Sound Like the Pros with Apollo Interface Presets

Take the guesswork out of getting professional sounds with custom Apollo SP-1 presets. Get the perfect EQ settings for adding shimmer to cymbals, or bolster horns and stringed instrument recordings with rich stereo sound.


  • Capture stringed instruments, drums, and more with a matched condenser pair
  • Smooth top-end for clear, professional stereo recordings in any environment
  • Retro-style, road-worthy small-diaphragm condenser pair, perfect for any mic locker
  • Get professional sound easily with the included Apollo SP-1 presets

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SP-1 Standard Pencil Microphone (Matched Pair) Specifications:

  • General:
  • Microphone Type: Matched small-diaphragm condenser pair
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: -38.0 (12.6 mV) ref 1V at 1 Pa, 1 kHz
  • Output Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: Greater than 2K Ohms
  • Output Connector: 3-Pin XLRM
  • Maximum SPL: 142 dB SPL, 1% THD
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 48 VDC
  • Dimensions: 5” (128 mm) length, 0.93" (23.5 mm) diameter
  • Weight: .28 lbs (125 g)
  • Included Accessories:
  • Two (2) Mic Stand Mounts
  • Stereo T-bar
  • Two (2) Foam Windscreens
  • Two (2) ⅝” to ⅜” Thread Adapters

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