After an 11-year foray into the design and production of award-winning mics, the Sigma 2 represents the pinnacle of Sontronics’ ribbon technology since the introduction of the original Sigma—one of the world’s first phantom-powered ribbon mics.
Traditionally, phantom power would burn out a ribbon element. However, the Sigma 2 is phantom powered, which means no fried ribbons with phantom power erroneously applied but also, and more importantly, you don’t have to be as concerned about choosing a preamp.
Standard ribbon mics, being very low-sensitivity microphones, require preamps with more than 60dB of very clean gain. However, the Sigma 2 will work and sound great with any preamp regardless of its gain range. While the original Sigma’s affordability and great sound made it a must-have mic for any studio, the Sigma 2 significantly raises the bar on performance while maintaining serious bang for the buck, especially when you factor in not having to buy a special preamp.
Designed from the ground up, the new SIGMA 2 is hand-made in at Sontronics HQ and employs their own unique circuitry, Britsh-made electronics, including a premium-quality custom-wound transformer, precision-cut and moulded British stainless steel mesh, and CNC-engineered metal internal and external parts.
SIGMA 2's circuitry incorporates RFI (radio frequency interference) filters that ensure that SIGMA 2's signal remains interference-free and makes the microphone even more suited to live use than before. Ours are the only ribbon mics in the world to boast this feature!
SIGMA 2 has extremely high sensitivity and incredibly low self-noise making it ideal for capturing vocals, speech, solo woodwind, stringed instruments and guitar amps, presenting an exceptionally detailed, accurate, natural sound.
Utilising the same super-sensitive ribbon motor as the original, SIGMA 2 offers stunning clarity and definition in the top end but now also boasts richer mid and low tones.
A pair of SIGMA 2 (either spaced separately or in X-Y configuratio) can be used for extremely effective overhead and room miking, upright or grand piano, string quartet and other ensembles.
SIGMA 2, as with any ribbon microphone, should be used with care as its ribbon element is very delicate. However, with sensible placement and careful handling, SIGMA 2 will give you incredible results time and time again.
SIGMA 2 is supplied with its unique-style shockmount in a sturdy, foam-padded ABS flightcase, which will keep your mic safely stored between sessions or when transported from one venue to another.
We guarantee you’ll fall in love with SIGMA 2. You've been warned!
SIGMA 2 HIGHLIGHTS:
- phantom-powered ribbon mic
- made in the UK
- clear, natural, detailed sound
- fuller mid & low frequencies
- unique Sontronics shockmount
- LIFETIME WARRANTY
- acoustic guitar
- guitar amps (use with care!)
- solo strings & woodwind
- in pairs for overhead & room miking
- Polar pattern: Figure-of-eight
- Frequency response: 20Hz – 15kHz
- Sensitivity: 18mV/Pa -33dB ±1.5dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
- Impedance: ≤150 Ohms
- Equivalent noise level: 10dB (A-weighted)
- Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1kHz): 125dB
- Power: Phantom power 48V required
- Connector: 3-pin XLR
- Dimensions: 164 x 50 x 32mm
- Weight: 421g (841g with shockmount)
- Comes with: shockmount, flightcase
Covered by Sontronics' LIFETIME WARRANTY.