SONTRONICS OMEGA cardioid valve microphone
Not currently in production but still available on the second-hand market, Sontronics OMEGA is a valve/tube condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid polar pattern, designed to give stunning results on vocals and instruments.
Sontronics OMEGA has a carefully hand-finished, gold-sputtered capsule suspended in its lollipop-style grille head, and this along with its unqiue Sontronics-designed circuitry allow it to combine rich, warm low frequencies with natural highs.
The resulting sound is extremely satisfying and, we're told, utterly addictive, and OMEGA is a must-have for many producers and studios.
"I work with a lot of vocalists and honestly nothing works as well with everyone as the OMEGA. It has a true, honest sound with crispy, in-your-face boosts at the top.
It's beautiful… I use it every single day. OMEGA is the best all-round microphone that everyone can afford!"
MATIAS LEHTOLA, Producer/Artist/Lecturer
Sontronics OMEGA (like our HELIOS with its continuously variable polar pattern) houses a hand-selected 12AX7/ECC83 vacuum tube. The microphone comes with its own dedicated power supply unit, the SPS-2, which features a 75Hz low-cut filter and a -10dB attenuation pad.
The SPS-2 also gives you the option to switch between 115V and 230V, depending on where in the world you are using your microphone.
"OMEGA has such a warm, rich sound… it could
become a real workhorse in any studio"
HAYDN BENDALL, Reviewer/Producer (Pro Sound News Europe)
Our Sontronics OMEGA microphone comes in a velvet-lined wooden box and this is packaged together with its spider-style shcokmount, spare shockmount elastics, the SPS-2 power supply unit and all required cables in a rugged aluminium flightcase.
Although OMEGA is not currently in production, if you do find one on the second-hand market, grab it quickly as these are extremely desirable microphones! If you want to take an even higher step up the valve microphone ladder, try our multi-award-winning ARIA valve condenser microphone, which does everything the OMEGA could do but even more amazingly!
PLEASE NOTE: Sontronics OMEGA is not currently in production. If you have any queries about your own OMEGA or you are looking to purchase a second-hand OMEGA, please contact us.
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• valve condenser microphone
• fixed cardioid polar pattern
• comes with spider-style shockmount and spare elastics
• supplied with SPS-2 power supply
• vocals (sung and spoken)
• solo violin and cello
• solo woodwind
• acoustic guitar and other strummed instruments (banjo, bouzouki, etc)
• percussion and drumkit
• overhead miking
Polar pattern: Cardioid
Pad: 0dB, -10dB
Filter: Linear, 75Hz
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Sensitivity: 25mV/Pa -30dB ±2dB
(0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
Impedance: ≤200 Ohms
Equivalent noise level: 18dB
Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1,000Hz): 125dB
Power supply: SPS-2 unit with selectable 115/230V, all cables supplied
Connector: Mic = 8-pin connector, Power supply = 3-pin XLR-M
Dimensions: 271 x 76 x 44mm
Weight: 749g (1,200g in shockmount)
Sontronics OMEGA with its SPS-2 power supply