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Avenson Audio STO-2 Omni Condenser Microphones

Avenson Audio STO-2
Avenson Audio STO-2
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List Price: $699.00
Our Price: $549.00

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Product Code: 1522

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Avenson Audio STO-2 Microphones

Avenson Audio STO-2 Pair of Omni Electret Condenser Mics, natural sound at a low price...nice wooden box too!

The Avenson STO-2 is a pressure transducer stereo pair. So are your ears. No Coincidence. Avenson Audio started out looking for a natural sounding mic and this is what they came up with. Sold in matched pairs, (two ears right?) the Avenson STO-2 are perfect for capturing instruments that need no flattery. With a matched pair, stereo is no problem - Jecklin disk or spaced pair - it will sound like you are standing there.

Avenson Audio STO-2 Microphones Includes

  • Pair of STO-2 microphones
  • Pair of Rubberized Microphone Clips (3rd party suspension-mounts are optional)
  • Very nice velvet lined handsome wooden case for you microphones

Avenson Audio STO-2 Specifications

  • Transducer Type: 0.25" Electret condenser pressure
  • Polar Pattern: Omni-Directional
  • Output Level: 5.25 (mV/Pa)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0/-2 db)
  • Equivalent Noise (A-weighted): 28 dB
  • Maximum SPL: 145 dB (with 48V powering)
  • Output Impedance: 20Ohms (load is greater than or equal to 1kOhm)
  • Power Requirements: P48 phantom power (~6 mA)
  • Weight: 3.6 oz (100 g)

What We Think

"The first time I ever heard the Avenson Audio STO-2, it was when we were doing a small diaphragm condenser shootout. I was immediately struck by the overwhelming depth and realism that I was experiencing. When we say that it sounds like you are standing there - we ain't kidding. There is something really special about a very small but high quality omnidirectional electret condenser element that is powered by a high quality and quiet on-board amplifier. I commonly use these as room microphones for drum recording and also on acoustic instruments. I would even use the STO-2 for recording electric guitar for a jazz date (at about 6-15 feet for the tone). They are killer for live recording and you might wish to use a jecklin A great pair of dedicated omni-mics is a must-have in my opinion. And the Avenson Audio STO-2 is at the top of my list to recommend and use."

Alan Moon - Front End Audio

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Average Customer Review 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3

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Avenson STO-2 mics April 24, 2012
Reviewer: Paul Sarrran from Santa Rosa, CA United States  
I was truly blown away by the quality of these mics. I don't often use omnis, but these are truly everything that was described about them by both by the manufacturer and by the users who have posted online. I made my decision to purchase them based on the rave reviews. I have also used DPA's and these come pretty close for a lot less $.

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Not bad, but not Earthworks mics May 1, 2011
Reviewer: Sandor from Bonny Doon, CA United States  
I got these thinking what a bargain these are, compared to the way more expensive Earthworks omni mics. Well, I can tell you now that you definitely get what you pay for...The Avensons aren't bad, but they don't produce the kind of special, open and present sound that (IMHO) Earthworks omnis produce. Pluse, they're definitely noisier, so use a good pre.

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Avenson STO-2 February 3, 2011
Reviewer: Glenn Israel from Cape Elizabeth, ME United States  
I use these with a Jecklin disk for recording oevrall room sound and they work great.

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