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ST6050 - Class-A FET Condenser Microphone

Sterling ST6050 FET Overview

By combining classic capsule and FET design with modern manufacturing and consistency, the Sterling ST6050 yields stunning clarity with a rich, warm, open sound with a silky top end – ideal for modern artists, producers, and engineers.

“Sterling and Ocean Way Recording have partnered to develop a microphone with an impressive, larger-than-life sound in an affordable and repeatable way.” — Allen Sides

Sterling ST6050 Features

  • 1 diameter, 8-micron thick, gold sputtered capsule
  • Traditional machining and exceptionally tight manufacturing tolerances
  • Hand-assembly and testing of final capsule FET preamp
  • Select modernization of traditional FET design for exceptional consistency
  • Extremely tight component tolerances
  • Optimized PCB ground planes improve grounding and increase RFI/EMI rejection
  • Requires 48V phantom power transformer
  • Robust transformer design with side-by-side windings yield even low frequency response while maintaining openness and top-end air
  • Chrome plated, woven-brass grill with steel head frame
  • Heavy brass body with chrome plated closing ring

Sterling ST6050 FET Includes

  • Attractive wooden storage box with plush interior
  • Specially designed SM-7 shock mount
  • Custom foam windscreen

Sterling ST51 Specifications

Preamp: Class-A FET
Polar Patterns: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
High Pass Filters: N/A
Attenuation Pad: N/A
Sensitivity: 28mV/Pa
Maximum SPL: 134dB
Equivalent Noise: 17dB SPL
Typical Load Impedance: >500 Ohms
Output Source Impedance: 200 Ohms transformer isolated
Dimensions: 9.5” long, 2.4” max diameter
Weight: 2 lbs
Power: Phantom Power

Allen Sides Sterling Microphones

Legendary recording engineer, Allen Sides of Ocean Way Studios.