By PSW Staff • March 11, 2019 Sterling Audio announces the SL230MP medium-diaphragm condenser microphones. Offered as a matched pair, the SL230MP mics offer realistic stereo recordings of acoustic guitar, piano, percussion, choirs, string sections, entire bands or orchestras, and more. Each SL230 mic employs a real gold-sputtered condenser capsule with a six-micron membrane, allowing for high sensitivity to even the subtlest dynamic nuances in the source material. The mics’ cardioid pickup pattern provides rejection of off-axis sounds, and a Class-A FET (field effect transistor) circuit design fosters smooth, wide frequency response and clean, consistent performance. As with most condenser mics, Sterling Audio SL230s operate on standard 48 volt phantom power. A switchable highpass filter at 75 Hz rolls off rumble and subsonic vibrations. Thanks to a selectable -15 dB pad, the SL230 can be used in in high-volume applications. With the pad engaged, the SL230 handles sound pressure levels up to 150 dB, making the pair a good option for applications such as drum overheads in a live setting. Sterling Audio takes the utmost care in the matching process, ensuring that the two mics exhibit frequency response and output characteristics within a single dB of one another for consistent level matching in stereo applications. The two SL230s come with a rugged, padded protective case, two SM9 shock mounts, and two windscreens. The Sterling Audio SL230MP cardioid condenser microphone pair is available for just $149.99. Sterling Audio Tagged with: SL230 Sterling Audio · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.