Time+Space has announced it is now shipping the HALO, a stylish new microphone for guitar amps by Sontronics.
Originally announced at the Frankfurt Musikmesse, Sontronics HALO is a dynamic microphone that has been specifically designed for guitarists. The stunningly designed microphone features a dynamic capsule suspended in a circular frame, similar to the Sontronics SATURN and again, inspired by vintage radio mics of the 1940s.
The HALO is based on the technology found inside Sontronics’ STC-80 handheld dynamic mic, which gives great results on guitar amps and cabs as well as the vocals it was originally designed to handle. HALO reproduces all the bite, crunch and power that you want from a guitar amp but without needing to touch the EQ. What’s more, the springs that are built into the smart circular design help to isolate the mic from stage or floor vibrations.
This striking microphone has been designed and developed here in the UK by Sontronics’ founder and mic designer, Trevor Coley. “As a guitarist myself, I’ve always longed for something more interesting than a regular handheld dynamic to put in front of my guitar amp,” says Coley, “Since launching the STC-80 a couple of years back, it’s become a best seller for us and users always tell us that it sounds amazing on guitar amps, both live and in the studio. So, we’ve incorporated dynamic capsule from the STC-80, tuned the frequency response and added a bit of design flair to create a microphone that guitarists won’t want to live without!”
Sontronics HALO features
- Frequency response: 50Hz – 15kHz
- Sensitivity: -54dB
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Impedance: ≤600 Ohms
- Connector: 3-pin XLR
Sontronics HALO is available to purchase from Time+Space for RRP £129 GBP.
More information: Time+Space