Sontronics Halo Guitar Microphone
The Sontronics Halo Guitar Microphone is a striking dynamic microphone designed for use on guitar amps and cabinets. It features a dynamic capsule suspended on four spring mounts within a circular frame that protects the microphone from vibrations and rumble on stage or in the studio.
The Sontronics Halo Guitar Microphone features a dynamic capsule suspended on a four spring mounts within a retro-design circular frame, and is the best-sounding dynamic microphone that you can put in front of your guitar cab! Engineers and technicians have long relied on dynamic mics to record amplifiers, both live and in the studio, but being a guitarist himself, Sontronics' Coley wanted to create something that looked a bit more exciting than a regular handheld mic to put in front of the amp grille. As Sontronics already knew that users were getting stunning results on amps (as well as vocals) from their best-selling STC-80 handheld dynamic mic, they decided to adapt that dynamic capsule to fit into the Sontronics HALO's vintage-looking body and also enhanced the circuit slightly to allow the mic to capture the exact frequencies of any guitar amp. The result was the Sontronics HALO, which gives you all the bite, crunch and presence you could ever wish for, without needing to lay a finger on the EQ control (just like the STC-80). No guitarist or live technician should be without a Sontronics HALO!
The Sontronics HALO really is indispensable for any recording or gigging guitarist, as it gives amazingly accurate and realistic results, plus the recorded signal is completely clean and free of EQ, and therefore sits in the mix beautifully. Because of its frequency response and peak presence, the Sontronics HALO is also very well suited to recording other amplified string instruments (such as electric violin) and also plucked instruments such as banjo, 6- and 12-string acoustic guitar, bouzouki and others. It also sounds fantastic on harmonica! Interestingly, despite never being designed with voices in mind, the Sontronics HALO is often used for vocals and many people get brilliant results, especially for live performances. French jazz/techno band Caravan Palace use Sontronics HALOs for their live vocals and it was even used by Robbie Williams for a recent vintage-themed swing performance.
The Sontronics HALO can be placed directly in front of any guitar amp or cabinet without fear of overloading the dynamic element. Experiment with placement but Sontronics recommends about 3 to 5cm out from the grille, positioned at the edge of the speaker cone (you should be able to see it through the cloth). When recording amps in the studio, you don't need them turned up past 5… even at low gain, the amp's tone and character will be captured by Sontronics HALO.
Try a Sontronics HALO today and you'll hear your guitar and amp with a totally unmatchable level of clarity and beauty!
Sontronics Halo Guitar Microphone Applications
- Guitar amps and cabinets
- Plucked instruments (banjo, mandolin, bouzouki)
- Users have also reported great results on harmonica and vocals
Sontronics Halo Guitar Microphone Features
- Dynamic microphone
- Designed specifically for guitarists by a guitarist!
- No EQ required
- Superb tone and easy to use
Sontronics Halo Guitar Microphone Specifications
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 50Hz - 15kHz
- Sensitivity: -53dB ±2dB
- Impedance: =600 Ohms
- Power: Phantom Power NOT Required
- Connector: 3-Pin XLR
- Dimensions: 162mm x 113mm x 62mm
- Weight: 396g
Sontronics Halo Guitar Microphone Includes
- Sontronics Halo Guitar Microphone
- Dust Bag
- Padded Box
- Lifetime Warranty
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It looks the full and shiny glitter ball but after more use I have to change my review. It has an open top end but is much thinner than expected. If you want a low end on the guitar this is not the mic - if you roll off all the lows anyway this is. This mic is in several auditions on the mic site if you want to hear for yourself.