The Sontronics STC-10 is a cardioid pencil condenser microphone that is based on the companyʼs STC-1.
While the STC-1 accepts alternate capsules with different polar patterns from Sontronics, the company makes no mention of compatibility with the STC-10. This leads us to believe that the capsule is not interchangeable, which likely allows the microphone to be priced lower than its predecessor.
The STC-10 features switches for a pad (-10 dB) and low-cut filter (at 75 Hz) on its front.
According to Sontronics, the STC-10 is designed to sound similar to the STC-1, at a lower cost. The company does not go into specifics, but some examples of areas they were able to cut costs were in accessories and expandability. The STC-10 ships with a mic clip and windscreen, though a shockmount and padded case are available for purchase separately.
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (11 mV/Pa; 30 Hz – 20,000 Hz)
Pad: -10 dB (Via Switch)
Filter: Low cut at 75 Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 130 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a n/a n/a
3-pin XLR male (1)
Requires phantom power
Phantom voltage: 48v