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Sterling Audio Sterling ST6050 FET Studio Condenser Mic Ocean Way Edition
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      Sterling Audio Sterling ST6050 FET Studio Condenser Mic Ocean Way Edition (107193997)

Top quality side-address studio condensor.

Voiced by Allen Sides - legendary engineer, producer and multiple Grammy recipient - the ST6050 was inspired by Ocean Way Studio's expansive collection of superb microphones, spanning many decades and musical eras.

By combining classic capsule and FET design with modern manufacturing and consistency, the ST6050 yields stunning clarity with a rich, warm, open sound with a silky top end - ideal for modern artists, producers, and engineers. The ST6050 comes with an attractive wooden storage box with plush interior, a specially designed shock mount and a custom foam windscreen.

Sterling Audio Sterling ST6050 FET Studio Condenser Mic Ocean Way Edition Features:

  • 1" diameter, 8 micron thick, gold sputtered capsule
    Traditional machining and exceptionally tight manufacturing tolerances
    Hand-assembly and testing of final capsule FET preamp
    Select modernization of traditional FET design for exceptional consistency
    Extremely tight component tolerances
    Optimized PCB ground planes improve grounding and increase RFI/EMI rejection
    Requires 48V phantom power transformer
    Robust transformer design with side-byside windings yield even low frequency response while maintaining openness and top-end air
    Chrome plated, woven-brass grill with steel head frame
    Heavy brass body with chrome plated closing ring

Sterling Audio Sterling ST6050 FET Studio Condenser Mic Ocean Way Edition Specifications:

  • Type: Pressure gradient condenser microphone
    Preamp Topology: Class-A FET
    Diaphragm: 1" diameter, 8 micron thickness
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
    Sensitivity: 28mV/Pa
    Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted: 17dB SPL
    Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 134dB
    Output Source Impedance: 200 Ω Transformer-isolated
    Typical Load Impedance: >500 Ω
    Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V
    Current Consumption: <3.5mA
    Dimensions: 9.5" long, 2.4" max diameter

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  • Excellent Microphone

    As reviewed by Timothy Taylor on 4/11/2012

    I got this Microphone to record a female artist who has a very wide dynamic range...she goes from low and soft like Diana Krall, to loud, and strident like Pat Benatar. Though I have a variety of Microphones that are truly excellent, this Microphone brought out the best in my female artist. It is smooth and creamy without harshness, and can handle high SPL's. DO use a high quality stand. This Microphone is VERY sensitive, and will pick up any extraneous sound transmitted through the stand. I bought a killer stand with it, and do not regret the decision. I gave this a spin with my own vocals which are a lot like Greg Lake, and WOW. This microphone is as good or better than the Neumann TLM49, AKG C414 XL IIs, beats the daylights out of my Sputnik, and puts all the other Sterling Audio and RODE mics to shame. This one is a bargain! I have had it for about a month now, and it has performed beautifully.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Not as great for acoustic guitars

    As reviewed by Vladimir Sushkov on 4/16/2014

    I tried this mic to record acoustic guitar with steel strings, but was not much impressed. I tried both neck and bridge positions, about 4-5 inchges away from the guitar. I did A/B comparison with the recording through the same setup with Sterling Audio ST69, set to cardioid pattern, and in my opinion ST69 sounded better both at the neck and at the bridge positions at the same distance from the guitar. However ST6050 mic may be great for vocals - for which I did not care about at the time. The build quality of this mic is truly excellent. The shock mount is actually able to hold the mic in place, which is nice. However you need a solid stand that does not tilt over as the mic itself is fairly heavy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Clarity that you can hear

    As reviewed by 1327510 on 12/23/2013

    I love everything about this mic, it sounds amazing with singers and i have used it on rapping vocals as well very nice airy presence around 8-10 kHz. The only thing that bugged me was that the mic its self is made in China and the body of the mic feels a bit cheap in my opinion. Overall it sound amazing and I don't really care were it was made anymore

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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