"I used the Aria on a variety of vocalists, male and female, both in my own room and in ‘cost-no-object’ studio environments. I was able to compare it to great examples of the most sought-after vintage microphones. So was it as good? Almost as good? Well, in some cases it was better. In more than one situation where I had the choice of almost any microphone, I picked the Aria. It sounds right — it delivers a big, clear, open sound. It’s detailed and airy, but never excessively sibilant. It maintains that natural quality that Trevor Coley has strived to achieve." TEST I SOUND ON SOUND
The Sontronics ARIA will give you stunning, beautiful results on every recording, thanks to its silky-smooth characteristics, its accurate response and our trademark Sontronics high-frequency roll-off. Housed inside the chromed grille is a large, 1.07-inch, edge-terminated capsule that captures all the detail and subtleties of any male or female vocal (sung or spoken) while the hand-selected European 12AX7/ECC83 tube lends a character that you'd expect to find in a classic vintage valve mic.
For that extra level of control, the accompanying SPS-2 power supply unit boasts pad (0, -10dB) and filter (linear, 75Hz) switches as well as a tube-ready LED, letting you know when the mic is warmed up and at its best to record. Inside the unit is a pro-quality, medical-grade electricity filter to ensure that the power supply is pure and interference-free.
During the 12 months of ARIA's development, it has been beta-tested by top artists and musicians including producer/writer Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Paul McCartney), singer/songwriter PJ Harvey, and also several engineers at Abbey Road Studios, all of whom now admit they can't live without their ARIAs! These and other users have all told us that ARIA's sound and quality is easily matched to mics (both modern and vintage) that cost ten times more.
The result is a go-to microphone that's a must-have if you're serious about achieving the best results from vocals but that will also give beautiful results on piano, acoustic guitar, cello and other instruments as well as voiceover and broadcast.
Sontronics ARIA really will take your breath away!
The ARIA microphone is supplied in its own velvet-lined wooden box, which comes in an aluminium flightcase together with its elastic spider-style shockmount, a ring mount and the SPS-2 power supply, connecting cable and power lead. Like all our mics, Sontronics ARIA is covered by our no-nonsense LIFETIME WARRANTY. (Must register at www.sontronics.com)