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Sterling Audio ST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone  

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The ST51 is an affordable, true-condenser large diaphragm recording microphone with outstanding sound and construction. The ST51's 6-micron, gold-evaporated Mylar diaphragm is optimized to capture def... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The ST51 is an affordable, true-condenser large diaphragm recording microphone with outstanding sound and construction. The ST51's 6-micron, gold-evaporated Mylar diaphragm is optimized to capture definition and detail for both vocal andinstrument recordings. Class-A FET circuitry provides unparalleled smoothness and warmth to your recordings.

Requires phantom power.

Features
  • Disk Resonator design extends high-frequencies naturally
  • Large 1.25" all brass capsule, hand assembled and oven baked for long term stable operation
  • Black nickel-plated all brass body
  • Stainless steel head and grille assembly
  • Custom-wound nickel core output transformer
  • HM-2 hard mount
Specifications
  • Preamp: Class-A FET
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Frequency Response: 20Hz”18,000Hz
    Equivalent Noise: 22dB SPL”A Weighted
    Sensitivity: 32mV/Pa
    Maximum SPL: 134dB-144dB (adjustable w/pad)
    Typical Load Impedance: >500 ohms
    Output Source Impedance: 200 ohms transformer isolated
    Dimensions: 7.5" long, 1.8" max. dia.
    Weight: 1.2lb.
    Power: Phantom Power
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Sterling AudioST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome!

Got this mic as a present and i seriously love it. The vocal clarity on it is soo crisp and clean. I was very surprised. I use this mic with the M-Audio Mobile...Read complete review

Got this mic as a present and i seriously love it. The vocal clarity on it is soo crisp and clean. I was very surprised. I use this mic with the M-Audio Mobile Pre USB audio interface. if you are a beginner with music. this mic is my recommendation for you. you wont be disappointed.

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Returning this piece of junk

Microphone was dead out of the box. No signal comes from it when plugged in to an interface with phantom 48v power.

Microphone upon further research is just junk. terrible quality...Read complete review

Microphone was dead out of the box. No signal comes from it when plugged in to an interface with phantom 48v power.

Microphone upon further research is just junk. terrible quality sound (tinny), poorly made and completely unreliable.

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(54 of 60 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!

By J-ride

from Yucca Valley, CA

Comments about Sterling Audio ST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone:

Got this mic as a present and i seriously love it. The vocal clarity on it is soo crisp and clean. I was very surprised. I use this mic with the M-Audio Mobile Pre USB audio interface. if you are a beginner with music. this mic is my recommendation for you. you wont be disappointed.

(36 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent mic for the price!

By David D.

from Orlando, FL

Comments about Sterling Audio ST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone:

This mic is absolutely perfect for small studio applications. The vocal clarity is on the one and the details are impeccable. I would recommend this mic to everyone building a small home studio with a limited budget.

(30 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Honestly, this is a really good mic.

By strumNmelody

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Sterling Audio ST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone:

I got this mic as a gift from my girlfriend who had no idea what she was buying. However, it turned out great because it is such a good mic for the price. I'm sure you can probably get impeccable quality from a more expensive mic in a more serious studio setting, but if you're like me and in my basement with a project studio, then this mic is a great starting point (and possibly a keeper as you move on). It's warm and smooth just like a good condenser mic should be. No glitches so far from my end. Note to the beginner, of course you need to power this puppy - so buy an interface or some sort of Phantom Power to make sure it works. PS - the black finish is so beautiful, my preference compared to a silver (kinda like a good SLR)

(24 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I LOVE THIS MIC

By Clifton L. Boyd

from Sherman Texas

Comments about Sterling Audio ST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone:

I have this mic in my project studio and this is my mic of choice. I have about 3 other mics but this is the one I use on all of my vocals! It is so detailed and clear!! It picks up every little sound you throw at it. If your looking for a GREAT mic that won't burn your pocket, this is it. Try it, I know you will be pleased.

(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome!!!! worth every penny!!

By shawn

from killeen, tx

Comments about Sterling Audio ST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone:

i just bought this today, it was an absolute upgrade from my mxl 990. i did like my 990 and seemed to defend it quite often but bang for buck this one tops the charts. i recorded a female country vocalist with it today and the vocals were so warm and true. i almost am afraid to edit now. worth every penny!!!!

(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By tribe

from orlando, FL

Comments about Sterling Audio ST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone:

This is an excellent mic for just about anything. It captures every hint of vocals and is the closest thing to the human ear. For guitar amps it's a great room mic, it rounds out the frequencies and make the amp sound warm. Same thing for bass amps. I have not used it on drums yet but i own 2 ST31 and they are amazing. I highly recommend this mic for anyone that is on a tight budget.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Killer Bargain

By Justin

from Saint Joseph, MO

Comments about Sterling Audio ST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone:

I've used this mic for acoustic and for vocals and I am very impressed with the sounds it gets form my acoustic. The vocals are fairly clear. Overall this mic is a great tool for those with a small budget like myself.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great mic

By the green eyed monsta

from tucson, az

Comments about Sterling Audio ST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone:

i wish i had 4 hands so i could give this mic 4 thumbs up. i love this mic. i made my vocals sound that much more crisp. its a steal .. highly suggest this mic for professional sounding vocals in your home or professional studio

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fabulous mic for a great price

By Mary

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Sterling Audio ST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone:

This microphone was given to me as a gift and I was pretty amazed at the clarity and sound that it produced. It does require phantom power but that problem is solved with an interface. This microphone boasts beautiful sound and I am absolutely in love with it (and thankful that the person who bought it for me didn't go broke doing so!) I highly recommend this, starter mic or not, it's wonderful.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mic, Great price

By Christopher Adams

from CT

Comments about Sterling Audio ST51 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone:

I was pretty skeptical at first to be honest, for the price I didn't really expect much. But the clarity and response is quite good, my recordings pick up things i didn't even notice when playing. The bass reproduction is very good, maybe a little too good. This mic definitely favors the top and bottom end of the frequency spectrum, which is nice for me because it suits both my voice and my guitar (a parlor size).

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