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ARIA

Multi-award-winning valve microphone that guarantees silky smooth results

ABOUT ARIA

The beautiful Sontronics Aria valve/tube condenser microphone really does sound as stunning as it looks, and since its launch in 2014, it has established itself as a modern classic thanks to its silky smooth and balanced tone.

 

Developed specifically for vocals and beta-tested by top producers and the engineers at Abbey Road, Aria guarantees gorgeous results not only on voices and spoken word, but also on string and wind instruments, percussion and for overhead recording.

 

The Aria is hand-built in the UK using the highest-quality components, resulting in a superbly precise signal, astonishing clarity and extremely low self-noise.

ARIA HIGHLIGHTS

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SILKY SMOOTH

Precise results

that sit comfortably

in the mix

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FAMOUS USERS

Developed alongside

Paul Epworth and

Abbey Road Studios

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BRITISH PRECISION

Premium-grade

electronics and

discrete circuitry

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GO-TO FOR VOCALS

Engineered to give

stunning results

on any voice

"Aria is incredibly smooth with bags of character… it easily competes with any vintage valve mic!"

Paul Epworth, Producer (Coldplay, U2, Adele)

AWARDS

Immediately upon its release, ARIA was being held in the highest esteem by users and reviewers alike and it has picked up a huge collection of awards in its lifetime so far!

Sound On Sound Gear Award Nominee for Sontronics Aria microphone
Future Music Platinum Award for Sontronics Aria microphone
MusicTech Choice award for Sontronics Aria microphone
Pro Tools Expert Editor's Choice Award for Sontronics Aria microphone
Future Music Gear of the Year nomination for Sontronics Aria microphone
Music Tech Gold Award for Sontronics Aria microphone
MusicRadar Best In Tech Nomination for Sontronics Aria microphone
Resolution Awards nomination for Sontronics Aria microphone
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Aria came about after years of painstaking research and many months of beta-testing with several top engineers at Abbey Road Studios

ARIA IN-DEPTH

Sontronics Aria has won multiple awards and accolades for a very simple reason: it has been sympathetically designed to give the most beautiful results and employs the highest quality components, including a hand-selected 12AX7/ECC83 vacuum tube.

 

The external power supply offers pad and filter controls as well as a tube-ready LED, letting you know when the mic is warmed up and at its best. The internal circuitry includes a medical-grade filter to ensure the power source is pure, clean and interference-free.

 

It’s no wonder that Aria has become a go-to microphone for anyone serious about getting the best results, and you’ll hear it in action on tracks by everyone from Ed Sheeran to Grammy-winning producers Flood (U2, PJ Harvey, Foals), Paul Epworth (Adele, Coldplay) and Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Black-Eyed Peas).

IN-DEPTH USER GUIDE

Aria is a must-have if you're serious about achieving the best possible vocal and voiceover recordings, but it will also capture stunning results from cello, violin, piano, acoustic guitar, percussion and in pairs for overhead miking.

Sontronics Aria - ideal for vocals
Sontronics Aria - ideal for spoken word
Sontronics Aria - ideal for solo strings
Sontronics Aria - ideal for solo woodwind
Sontronics Aria - ideal for acoustic guitar
Sontronics Aria - ideal for piano
Sontronics Aria - ideal for percussion
Sontronics Aria - ideal for drumkit
"ARIA is just a dream... it brings light into my life."

PJ Harvey, Artist/Composer

IDEAL APPLICATIONS

TECHNICAL SPECS

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MIC TYPE

Valve condenser

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POLAR PATTERN

Cardioid

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FREQ. RESPONSE

20Hz to 20kHz

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PAD

0dB, -10dB

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FILTER

Linear, 75Hz

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SENSITIVITY

-33dB ±1.5dB

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CONNECTOR

8-pin mic to PSU (cable supplied), 3-pin XLR out

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POWER

Phantom power

NOT required

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WEIGHT

749g (1.175kg

with shockmount)

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DIMENSIONS

230 x 55 x 55mm

Click for the full list of technical specifications and frequency response graph

ARIA REVIEWS

Future Music Platinum Award review of Sontronics Aria

Future Music

April 2014

PLATINUM AWARD

Music Tech 9/10 CHOICE AWARD review of Sontronics Aria

Music Tech

May 2014

CHOICE AWARD

Pro Tools Expert Editor's Choice video review of Sontronics Aria

Pro Tools Expert

May 2014
EDITOR'S CHOICE

Sound On Sound review of Sontronics Aria

Sound On Sound

November 2015

Audio Media review of Sontronics Aria

Audio Media

July 2014

Red Dog Music Blog review of Sontronics Aria

Red Dog Music blog

April 2016

"ARIA is silky smooth with all the classic characteristics I'd expect from a vintage valve mic. Yet another well designed and beautiful-sounding mic from Sontronics!"

Andrew Dudman, Senior Recording Engineer, Abbey Road Studios

ARIA FOR LIFE!

We are the only brand in the world to offer a Lifetime Warranty on all our microphones, including the Aria. Click below for more details or to register your own Sontronics mic today.