Roswell Pro Audio in Sebastopol, Calif. announces the Aurora ($749 MAP) studio condenser microphone. The company describes Aurora as possessing an un-hyped and natural frequency response, high sensitivity, and low self-noise.
The microphone uses a highly optimized transformerless circuit, which promises a pristine, low-distortion signal path. Two switches provide a choice of cardioid and omni polar patterns, and a 10dB pad.
The mic has a stated frequency range of 20 to 16k Hz, with a response curve engineered to provide full lows, neutral midrange, and high-frequency detail without sibilance.
Its sensitivity is 40mV/Pa, with a self-noise level conservatively rated at 12 dBA. The mic’s 7.25x2-inchʹ body is made of heavy brass, finished in black. The brass mesh grille is brushed silver.
The microphone’s circuit is built by hand in the U.S. using low-noise NOS transistors and audiophile capacitors. Roswell Audio states that each Aurora microphone is assembled in California, burned in, and extensively tested after manufacturing to ensure the best possible performance.
The Aurora includes an elastic shock-mount, a vinyl storage pouch, and a compact flight case.
For more information, go to roswellproaudio.com.