Sterling Audio announces the SL230MP medium-diaphragm condenser microphones. Offered as a matched pair, the SL230MP mics are designed for capturing stereo recordings. Each SL230 mic employs a real gold-sputtered condenser capsule with a six-micron membrane, allowing for very 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. The 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 where many condenser microphones fear to tread. 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 is here.