Used Sontronics Sigma Ribbon Mic
Sontronics’ SIGMA phantom-powered ribbon microphone is one of our most popular products thanks to its incredible performance and value for money.
Ribbon microphones are renowned for their smooth, uncoloured audio characteristics but most are ‘passive’ which means they have a transformer-based output, making it difficult to achieve consistency when using different preamps. SIGMA, however, is phantom-powered and operates just like any other Sontronics condenser mic, allowing you to plug and play with practically any preamp. You simply connect the microphone to any source supplying 48V phantom power and away you go.
SIGMA’s sensitivity is high and its low self-noise figure is simply amazing for a ribbon microphone, making it suitable for even the most subtle of sources. It excels at reproducing signals with a high-frequency bias (such as solo woodwind and stringed instruments), resulting in an extremely pleasing, natural sound.
It can also be used on sung or spoken vocal to achieve some incredible results. As always, if you’re accustomed to using condenser microphones on voice, it will take your ears some time to get used to the results of a ribbon mic, but once you do, you and your SIGMA will create incredibly intimate, clear and honest recordings.
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