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Sontronics Apollo 2

Active stereo ribbon microphone designed to be used as an overhead or room microphone. Used just five times (for the recording of the latest Matthew Herbert Big Band Album). Complete with case, cradle, twin XLR connector and manual.

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Active stereo ribbon microphone designed to be used as an overhead or room microphone.

Used just five times (for the recording of the latest Matthew Herbert Big Band Album).

Complete with case, cradle, twin XLR connector and manual.

Description

Selling on behalf of Matthew Herbert. This mic was bought for the recording of his latest Big Band project and used for recordings in five European cities for the album “The State Between Us”. The whole band was recorded primarily using six of these microphones in the room. The quality of the recordings is a testament to the quality of the mics (as is the fact that Matthew selected them for the job in the first place!).

Video below.

Info from the Sontronics site:

The Sontronics Apollo 2 is an active stereo ribbon microphone designed to be used as an overhead or room microphone.

The Sontronics Apollo 2 uses two highly sensitive ribbons mounted in a Blumlein configuration for stereo miking. Each element can also be used on their own for mono operations. It delivers open top-end with surprising clarity as well as deep and full sound. Active in design, the Apollo 2 uses a phantom power circuit and custom-wound UK-made transformers allowing it to be used with very little gain.

The sound of the Apollo 2 is rich, surprisingly life-like with a three-dimensional stage that makes it ideal for recording overhead, room ambiance, orchestras, percussions and more.

Sontronics APOLLO 2 Stereo Ribbon Microphone Main Features:

  • Phantom-powered stereo ribbon microphone
  • Made in the UK
  • 2 ribbon motors fixed in X-Y Blumlein formation
  • Incredibly open and natural tone with crisp highs, and depth and fullness in mids and low
  • Ideal for studio and live use
  • Designed for overhead/room miking, vocals, piano, acoustic guitar
  • If required, either of the 2 ribbon elements can be used in isolation, allowing APOLLO 2 to behave as mono microphone
  • Requires very little gain and no EQ for a great sound from the start
  • Ideal for all stereo miking applications
  • RFI (radio frequency interference) filters ensure signal is kept crystal clear
  • Includes stereo to two XLR connector cable, shock mount, ABS foam-padded flight case

For more information head to the Sontronics website.

Commission sale on behalf of a client. If you have gear that you want us to look at selling on your behalf then please look at our Commission & Consignment page for more information and get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Condition

Excellent. Used for just five sessions. Light signs of use only. Mainly scuffs to the cradle and some scuffing to the case.

Tax

For sales in UK/EU the price will include 20% VAT. VAT-free sales are possible to businesses and individuals in the EU (outside the UK) with a valid VAT Number - please get in touch if you wish to buy this way.

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