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Sterling Microphones Comparison Table

Sterling Specifications
  • Model Number   
  • Preamp Topology   
  • Polar Pattern   
  • Capsule Design   
  • Magnet   
  • Frequency Response   
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter   
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad   
  • Maximum SPL   
  • Sensitivity   
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted   
  • Typical Load Impedance   
  • Output Source Impedance   
  • Power Source   
  • Microphone Dimensions   
  • Microphone Weight   
  • Standard Accessories   
  • Optional Accessories   
  • ST170
  • Active Ribbon
  • Figure 8
  • 2 micron aluminum Ribbon
  • Rare Earth Neodymium
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 132dB
  • 16mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformerless
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.8” long, 1.4” max diameter
  • 11.4 oz.
  • SM5 Shock Mount, Aluminum Case
  • HM4 Hard Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • ST169
  • Class A Tube
  • Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8
  • 26mm, 3 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • -10dB
  • 132/142dB
  • 32mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformer Isolated
  • PSM169 Power Supply
  • 7.7” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.2 lbs.
  • SM8 Shock Mount, EC7 7-pin XLR Cable, Power Cord, PSM169 Power Supply, Aluminum Case
  • HM2 Hard Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter
  • ST159
  • Class A FET
  • Cardioid, Omni, Figure 8
  • 26mm, 3 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • -10dB
  • 134/144dB
  • 32mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformer Isolated
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.7” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.3 lbs.
  • SM8 Shock Mount, Aluminum Case
  • HM2 Hard Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • ST155
  • Class A FET
  • Cardioid
  • 26mm, 3 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • -10dB
  • 134/144dB
  • 32mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformer Isolated
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.7” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.2 lbs.
  • SM8 Shock Mount, Aluminum Case
  • HM2 Hard Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
 
  • Model Number   
  • Preamp Topology   
  • Polar Pattern   
  • Capsule Design   
  • Magnet   
  • Frequency Response   
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter   
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad   
  • Maximum SPL   
  • Sensitivity   
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted   
  • Typical Load Impedance   
  • Output Source Impedance   
  • Power Source   
  • Microphone Dimensions   
  • Microphone Weight   
  • Standard Accessories   
  • Optional Accessories   
  • ST151
  • Class A FET
  • Cardioid
  • 26mm, 6 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 134dB
  • 30mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformer Isolated
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.7” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.2 lbs.
  • HM2 Hard Mount
  • SM8 Shock Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • ST131
  • Low Noise FET
  • Hyper Cardioid
  • 19mm, 6 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • -10dB
  • 136/146dB
  • 5mV/Pa
  • 28dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformerless
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 6.9” long, 1.4” max diameter
  • 7.8 oz.
  • HM4 Hard Mount
  • SM5 Shock Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • SP150
  • Low Noise FET
  • Cardioid
  • 19mm, 6 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 136dB
  • 5mV/Pa
  • < 28dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformerless
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.1” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.0 lbs.
  • HM2 Hard Mount, Plastic Hard Case
  • SM8 Shock Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • SP130
  • Low Noise FET
  • Cardioid
  • 19mm, 6 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 136dB
  • 5mV/Pa
  • < 28dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformerless
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 5.4” long, 1.0” max diameter
  • 3.1 oz.
  • HM3 Hard Mount
  • PF-1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
Sterling Specifications
  • Model Number   
  • Preamp Topology   
  • Polar Pattern   
  • Capsule Design   
  • Magnet   
  • Frequency Response   
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter   
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad   
  • Maximum SPL   
  • Sensitivity   
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted   
  • Typical Load Impedance   
  • Output Source Impedance   
  • Power Source   
  • Microphone Dimensions   
  • Microphone Weight   
  • Standard Accessories   
  • Optional Accessories   
  • ST170
  • Active Ribbon
  • Figure 8
  • 2 micron aluminum Ribbon
  • Rare Earth Neodymium
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 132dB
  • 16mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformerless
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.8” long, 1.4” max diameter
  • 11.4 oz.
  • SM5 Shock Mount, Aluminum Case
  • HM4 Hard Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • ST169
  • Class A Tube
  • Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8
  • 26mm, 3 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • -10dB
  • 132/142dB
  • 32mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformer Isolated
  • PSM169 Power Supply
  • 7.7” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.2 lbs.
  • SM8 Shock Mount, EC7 7-pin XLR Cable, Power Cord, PSM169 Power Supply, Aluminum Case
  • HM2 Hard Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter
  • ST159
  • Class A FET
  • Cardioid, Omni, Figure 8
  • 26mm, 3 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • -10dB
  • 134/144dB
  • 32mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformer Isolated
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.7” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.3 lbs.
  • SM8 Shock Mount, Aluminum Case
  • HM2 Hard Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
 
  • Model Number   
  • Preamp Topology   
  • Polar Pattern   
  • Capsule Design   
  • Magnet   
  • Frequency Response   
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter   
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad   
  • Maximum SPL   
  • Sensitivity   
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted   
  • Typical Load Impedance   
  • Output Source Impedance   
  • Power Source   
  • Microphone Dimensions   
  • Microphone Weight   
  • Standard Accessories   
  • Optional Accessories   
  • SP150
  • Class A FET
  • Cardioid
  • 26mm, 3 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • -10dB
  • 134/144dB
  • 32mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformer Isolated
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.7” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.2 lbs.
  • SM8 Shock Mount, Aluminum Case
  • HM2 Hard Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • ST151
  • Class A FET
  • Cardioid
  • 26mm, 6 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 134dB
  • 30mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformer Isolated
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.7” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.2 lbs.
  • HM2 Hard Mount
  • SM8 Shock Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • ST131
  • Low Noise FET
  • Hyper Cardioid
  • 19mm, 6 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • -10dB
  • 136/146dB
  • 5mV/Pa
  • 28dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformerless
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 6.9” long, 1.4” max diameter
  • 7.8 oz.
  • HM4 Hard Mount
  • SM5 Shock Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
 
  • Model Number   
  • Preamp Topology   
  • Polar Pattern   
  • Capsule Design   
  • Magnet   
  • Frequency Response   
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter   
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad   
  • Maximum SPL   
  • Sensitivity   
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted   
  • Typical Load Impedance   
  • Output Source Impedance   
  • Power Source   
  • Microphone Dimensions   
  • Microphone Weight   
  • Standard Accessories   
  • Optional Accessories   
  • SP150
  • Low Noise FET
  • Cardioid
  • 19mm, 6 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 136dB
  • 5mV/Pa
  • < 28dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformerless
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.1” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.0 lbs.
  • HM2 Hard Mount, Plastic Hard Case
  • SM8 Shock Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • SP130
  • Low Noise FET
  • Cardioid
  • 19mm, 6 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 136dB
  • 5mV/Pa
  • < 28dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformerless
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 5.4” long, 1.0” max diameter
  • 3.1 oz.
  • HM3 Hard Mount
  • PF-1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
Sterling Specifications
  • Model Number
  • Preamp Topology
  • Polar Pattern
  • Capsule Design
  • Magnet
  • Frequency Response
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad
  • Maximum SPL
  • Sensitivity
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted
  • Typical Load Impedance
  • Output Source Impedance
  • Power Source
  • Microphone Dimensions
  • Microphone Weight
  • Standard Accessories
  • Optional Accessories
  • ST170
  • Active Ribbon
  • Figure 8
  • 2 micron aluminum Ribbon
  • Rare Earth Neodymium
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 132dB
  • 16mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformerless
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.8” long, 1.4” max diameter
  • 11.4 oz.
  • SM5 Shock Mount, Aluminum Case
  • HM4 Hard Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • Model Number
  • Preamp Topology
  • Polar Pattern
  • Capsule Design
  • Magnet
  • Frequency Response
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad
  • Maximum SPL
  • Sensitivity
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted
  • Typical Load Impedance
  • Output Source Impedance
  • Power Source
  • Microphone Dimensions
  • Microphone Weight
  • Standard Accessories
  • Optional Accessories
  • ST169
  • Class A Tube
  • Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8
  • 26mm, 3 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • -10dB
  • 132/142dB
  • 32mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformer Isolated
  • PSM169 Power Supply
  • 7.7” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.2 lbs.
  • SM8 Shock Mount, EC7 7-pin XLR Cable, Power Cord, PSM169 Power Supply, Aluminum Case
  • HM2 Hard Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter
  • Model Number
  • Preamp Topology
  • Polar Pattern
  • Capsule Design
  • Magnet
  • Frequency Response
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad
  • Maximum SPL
  • Sensitivity
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted
  • Typical Load Impedance
  • Output Source Impedance
  • Power Source
  • Microphone Dimensions
  • Microphone Weight
  • Standard Accessories
  • Optional Accessories
  • ST159
  • Class A FET
  • Cardioid, Omni, Figure 8
  • 26mm, 3 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • -10dB
  • 134/144dB
  • 32mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformer Isolated
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.7” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.3 lbs.
  • SM8 Shock Mount, Aluminum Case
  • HM2 Hard Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • Model Number
  • Preamp Topology
  • Polar Pattern
  • Capsule Design
  • Magnet
  • Frequency Response
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad
  • Maximum SPL
  • Sensitivity
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted
  • Typical Load Impedance
  • Output Source Impedance
  • Power Source
  • Microphone Dimensions
  • Microphone Weight
  • Standard Accessories
  • Optional Accessories
  • ST155
  • Class A FET
  • Cardioid
  • 26mm, 3 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • -10dB
  • 134/144dB
  • 32mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformer Isolated
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.7” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.2 lbs.
  • SM8 Shock Mount, Aluminum Case
  • HM2 Hard Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • Model Number
  • Preamp Topology
  • Polar Pattern
  • Capsule Design
  • Magnet
  • Frequency Response
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad
  • Maximum SPL
  • Sensitivity
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted
  • Typical Load Impedance
  • Output Source Impedance
  • Power Source
  • Microphone Dimensions
  • Microphone Weight
  • Standard Accessories
  • Optional Accessories
  • ST151
  • Class A FET
  • Cardioid
  • 26mm, 6 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 134dB
  • 30mV/Pa
  • 22dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformer Isolated
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.7” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.2 lbs.
  • HM2 Hard Mount
  • SM8 Shock Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • Model Number
  • Preamp Topology
  • Polar Pattern
  • Capsule Design
  • Magnet
  • Frequency Response
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad
  • Maximum SPL
  • Sensitivity
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted
  • Typical Load Impedance
  • Output Source Impedance
  • Power Source
  • Microphone Dimensions
  • Microphone Weight
  • Standard Accessories
  • Optional Accessories
  • ST131
  • Low Noise FET
  • Hyper Cardioid
  • 19mm, 6 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • 75Hz, 12dB/octave
  • -10dB
  • 136/146dB
  • 5mV/Pa
  • 28dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformerless
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 6.9” long, 1.4” max diameter
  • 7.8 oz.
  • HM4 Hard Mount
  • SM5 Shock Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • Model Number
  • Preamp Topology
  • Polar Pattern
  • Capsule Design
  • Magnet
  • Frequency Response
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad
  • Maximum SPL
  • Sensitivity
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted
  • Typical Load Impedance
  • Output Source Impedance
  • Power Source
  • Microphone Dimensions
  • Microphone Weight
  • Standard Accessories
  • Optional Accessories
  • SP130
  • Low Noise FET
  • Cardioid
  • 19mm, 6 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 136dB
  • 5mV/Pa
  • < 28dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformerless
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 5.4” long, 1.0” max diameter
  • 3.1 oz.
  • HM3 Hard Mount
  • PF-1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply
  • Model Number
  • Preamp Topology
  • Polar Pattern
  • Capsule Design
  • Magnet
  • Frequency Response
  • Switchable Hi-Pass Filter
  • Switchable Attenuation Pad
  • Maximum SPL
  • Sensitivity
  • Equivalent Noise Level A-Weighted
  • Typical Load Impedance
  • Output Source Impedance
  • Power Source
  • Microphone Dimensions
  • Microphone Weight
  • Standard Accessories
  • Optional Accessories
  • SP150
  • Low Noise FET
  • Cardioid
  • 19mm, 6 micron
  • N/A
  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 136dB
  • 5mV/Pa
  • < 28dB SPL
  • >1000 Ω
  • 200 Ω Transformerless
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 7.1” long, 1.9” max diameter
  • 1.0 lbs.
  • HM2 Hard Mount, Plastic Hard Case
  • SM8 Shock Mount, PF1 Pop Filter, PF2 Pop Filter, PHP-1 Phantom Power Supply

Sterling Accessories

Sterling Accessories