In this studio hardware review video James takes a look at the new Aria valve mic from Sontronics.
He tries it as a voice over mic then tries some jazz style vocals.
Housed inside the chromed grille is a large, 1.07-inch, edge-terminated capsule aimed at both male and female vocals. It features a hand-selected European 12AX7/ECC83 tube which lends a character that you’d expect to find in a classic vintage valve mic.
The accompanying SPS-2 power supply unit boasts pad (0, -10dB) and filter (linear, 75Hz) switches as well as a tube-ready LED, letting you know when the mic is warmed up and at its best to record. Inside the unit is a pro-quality, medical-grade electricity filter to ensure that the power supply is pure and interference-free.
SSP is £899 UK