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The Sterling ST159 Microphone Pictured in Its Rugged Aluminum Carry Case with SM8 Shockmount

A multi-pattern condenser

The Sterling Audio ST159 multi-pattern condenser microphone delivers a wealth of recording features that makes it a versatile mic for any collection. It delivers a warm, smooth and articulate sound, along with a full-frequency range and extreme volume handling. On the back of the microphone is a switch to change the microphone's polar pattern: choose between a cardioid, omnidirectional or figure-8, depending on your recording needs. 

Close-up Image of the Sterling  ST159 Microphone's Attenuation and Low-Pass Filter Switches

More headroom without the hum

With a switchable high-pass filter and attenuation pad, the Sterling Audio ST159 large-diaphragm condenser microphone provides additional versatility in the recording studio. Its 1" large-diaphragm design delivers detailed and articulate sound, while its hand-assembled capsule and custom-wound transformer capture incredible smoothness and warmth.

A Close-up Image of the Sterling ST159 Microphone with its Mic Clip on Top of the Included Carry Case

Protect your investment

The ST159 also comes in a rugged flight case with an aluminum exterior and padded interior. Inside the case, there is enough room for both the microphone and the shockmount, giving you the portability and protection to record anywhere inspiration strikes.

A Close-up Image of the Sterling SM8 Microphone Shockmount

A shockmount for any recording application

Included with the ST159 is a premium metal band-suspension shockmount. The Sterling SM8 microphone shockmount isolates the ST159 from unwanted ambient rumble, vibrations and other noises.

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  • Flexible pickup patterns: cardioid, omni and figure-8
  • Warm, smooth and articulate vocal, instrument and speech recording
  • Switchable high-pass filter and attenuation pad
  • Full frequency response: 20 Hz–20 kHz
  • Extreme volume handling: 144dB SPL
  • Precision 1" diameter, 3-micron diaphragm with disk resonator
  • Hand-assembled capsule, custom-wound transformer, Class-A circuit
  • Includes SM8 premium shockmount and aluminum carry case
  • Requires phantom power

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  • Circuit Type: Class-A FET
  • Polar Patterns: Omni, Cardioid and Figure-8
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz–20kHz
  • High-Pass Filter: 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • Attenuation Pad: -10dB
  • Sensitivity: 32mV/Pa
  • Maximum SPL: 144dB (134dB without pad)
  • Equivalent Noise: 22dB SPL
  • Typical Load Imp.: >1,000 ohms
  • Output Source Imp.: 200 ohms, transformer isolated
  • Dimensions: 7.7" long, 1.9" max diameter
  • Weight: 1.3 lb.
  • Power: 48V phantom power

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