British microphone brand Sontronics has announced the launch and immediate availability of SONORA 2, a dual-channel solid-state preamp/DI that has been designed, developed and manufactured in the UK.
At the same time, Sontronics has also released two new all-in-one recording packages – the STC-20 PACK and STC-3X PACK – each including a condenser mic and accessories.
The SONORA 2 preamp features Sontronics’ proprietary Class A vintage circuit design and is capable of delivering an high standard of audio reproduction.
It has two combined XLR & 1/4-inch jack inputs plus four individual outputs (two XLR, two TRS jack) as well as a –20 dB pad, 7 5Hz high-pass filter, 180-degree phase reverse switch and 48-volt phantom power on each channel.
Its quick dynamic ability combined with a linear frequency response and a powerful 66 dB of clear gain and +23 dBu of headroom means SONORA 2 is an good choice for any studio and live environment.
“SONORA 2 represents two years of sheer hard work and dedication and I’m so proud of the fact that we’ve done it all, from the circuitry right up to the packaging, right here in the UK,” says Trevor Coley, Sontronics founder and designer. “SONORA 2 has all the build quality and attention to detail you’d expect from Sontronics as well as its own signature smooth sound. It really will let you hear more of what actually matters.”
The new STC-20 PACK microphone pack includes Sontronics’ STC-20 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic with gold-sputtered one-inch capsule.
The STC-3X PACK (£305 RRP) includes Sontronics’ new STC-3X condenser mic with three polar patterns – cardioid, omni and figure-of-eight – plus a pad (0, -10, -20 dB) and high-pass filter (linear, 75 Hz, 150 Hz). It is available in black or silver.
Both packs include the following accessories:
• Spider-style shockmount with two spare elastics
• Nylon-mesh pro-quality popshield
• 5-meter (15-foot) XLR cable
• Zip-up microphone pouch