Sontronics STC-80 QUAD

Time+Space has announced it is now shipping the STC-80 QUAD, a set of four dynamic mics aimed at bands and studios.

These ruggedly built mics have had fantastic reviews in the worldwide press for their solid feel and amazing sound on vocals, speech, guitar amps and drums. They’ve also proved a huge hit with a massive number of artists, and are the only mic to be endorsed by rock legend Nuno Bettencourt and his band Extreme who use them for vocals onstage and in the studio.

It is the STC-80’s popularity that has led to this new four-piece release, as brand founder and mic designer, Trevor Coley explains: “We were hearing from many artists who love the STC-80s but needed a more practical solution for taking several mics from the studio to a gig and back again. So we’ve created a single padded aluminium flightcase that holds four STC-80s and their mic clips, and it’s ideal for bands or for studios who want enough mics for lead vocalist and backing singers, or for drums and guitar cabs as well.”

The first band to get their hands on the STC-80 QUAD is The Longest Day, the award-winning alt-rock four-piece from Dorset who’ve just released their first album ‘A State of Indifference’. Lead singer and guitarist Dan Henry says, “Having already used the Sontronics Chimera and Orpheus in the studio, we were keen to get our hands on something we could use live. The STC-80s are an all-round great dynamic mic and the QUAD pack is brilliant for lugging from gig to gig and back to the studio. We mainly use them for vocals but occasionally use them on guitar cabs and drums… although it’s safe to say our Delta takes care of all our guitar sounds! The mics perform consistently, giving us a warm, clear tone that sounds awesome, whatever the venue.”

STC-80 QUAD features

  • Ideal for: Vocals, speech, guitar amps & cabs, snare, tom-toms, bass drum.
  • Frequency response: 50Hz to 15kHz.
  • Sensitivity: -42dB ±2dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz).
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid.
  • Impedance: ≤200 Ohms.
  • Connector: Three-pin XLR.
  • Comes with: Mic clip, aluminium flightcase, Sontronics Lifetime Warranty.

The STC-80 QUAD is available now for an RRP of £299 GBP. STC-80s are also available separately for £79 GBP.

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