The new Sontronics DELTA has been designed to deliver the classic tonality of a traditional ribbon microphone, but with the added reliability and consistency that active electronics offer and rugged build to allow it to be used in live sound applications as well as the studio.
DELTA excels in miking electric guitar cabinets and is designed for applications ranging from subtle electro-acoustic finesse to shred-metal mayhem.
It features optimized sensitivity and 48V pre-amplified electronics to deliver solid audio consistency combined with a significant improvement in signal-to-noise compared with traditional transformer-based ribbon mics.
Before it reached production, DELTA was beta-tested by various studio producers and engineers, all of whom pushed the microphone to the max. Justin Smith, engineer for Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal, states: “The DELTA is amazing. It really handles anything you throw at it, from quiet, non-distorted guitar to balls-to-the-wall, amp-on-11 stuff. As soon as you have more, we want them.”
DELTA is available immediately, and comes in a rugged aluminium flightcase with a unique, highly effective shockmount.
DELTA Technical Specifications
Response: 20Hz - 15kHz
Sensitivity: 11mV/Pa -45dB ±1dB (0dB = 1V/Pa 1,000Hz)
Polar pattern: Figure-of-eight
Impedance: ≤150 Ohms
Equivalent noise level: 14dB (A-weighted)
Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1,000Hz): 135dB
Power source: Phantom power 48V ±4V
Connector: Three-pin XLR