Ribbon Mic Evolution
Eleven years since British mic brand Sontronics introduced SIGMA, its first ribbon microphone, to the world, the company is proud to announce the release of a whole new generation of ribbon microphones: SIGMA 2, DELTA 2 and APOLLO 2.
The original SIGMA was one of the world’s first phantom-powered ribbon mics to hit the market and, renowned for its silky smooth, vintage character, high sensitivity and ease of use, it quickly became the go-to ribbon option in countless studios and education institutions around the world. Two further specialised ribbon mics were developed from SIGMA’s DNA, namely the DELTA, designed for use on guitar amps and high-SPL sources, and the APOLLO, a Blumlein stereo mic for orchestral, choral and ambient recording. The three microphones became studio must-haves and the sonic integrity of these original ribbon mics can be heard on countless hit records and motion picture soundtracks.
Never happier when pushing boundaries and utilising the newest technologies, the Sontronics R&D team has spent the last three years developing its ribbon microphones, and the result, after much hard work, tireless investigation and rigorous testing is the new trio of phantom-powered, British-built models: SIGMA 2 phantom-powered ribbon microphone for vocals and solo instruments, DELTA 2 for guitar amps, brass and saxophone, and APOLLO 2 Blumlein X-Y stereo ribbon microphone.
Utilising newly designed British-made electronic boards, finest-quality components, custom-made transformers (hand-wound in Sontronics’ home town of Poole), laser-welded, grille material and precision-engineered body and shockmount parts, the new ribbon mics are more robust and reproduce a richer, fuller character than their predecessors, but still still retain all the detail and clarity that earned Sontronics ribbon microphones their original unmatched reputation.
Supplied in a high-quality ABS flightcase with unique Sontronics shockmount, the new SIGMA 2, DELTA 2 and APOLLO 2 are ‘ready for the road’ more than ever before and, as with all of Sontronics mics, are covered by our Sontronics Lifetime Warranty.