ST159 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

Condenser Microphones


  • Flexible pickup patterns: Cardioid, Omni and Figure-8
  • Warm, smooth and articulate vocal, instrument and speech recording
  • Switchable high-pass filter and attenuation pad
  • Full frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Extreme volume handling: 144dB SPL
  • Precision 1" diameter, 3-micron diaphragm with disk resonator
  • Hand-assembled capsule, custom-wound transformer, Class-A circuit
  • Requires phantom power


  • SM8 premium metal, band-suspension shock mount
  • Custom padded aluminum carry case

A Versatile Microphone

The Sterling ST159 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone delivers a wealth of recording features and options that will make it the most versatile mic in any collection.

Warm, Smooth and Articulate Sound

It delivers a warm, smooth and articulate sound, along with a full frequency range and extreme volume handling.

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Cardioid, Omni, and Figure-8 Patterns

With a switchable high-pass filter and attenuation pad, plus flexible pickup patterns such as Cardioid, Omni, and Figure-8, the ST159 tackles any recording situation with ease.

Includes Premium Shock Mount and Aluminum Carry Case

The included SM8 premium metal, band-suspension shock mount and aluminum carry case fill out the package, complementing the ST159’s rugged construction and forward visual design.

Sterling ST159 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone


Circuit Type: Class-A FET
Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omni and Figure-8
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
High Pass Filters: 75Hz, 12dB/octave
Attenuation Pad: -10dB
Sensitivity: 32mV/Pa
Maximum SPL: 144dB (134dB without pad)
Equivalent Noise: 22dB SPL
Typical Load Impedance: >1000 Ohms
Output Source Impedance: 200 Ohms transformer isolated
Dimensions: 7.7” long, 1.9” max. dia.
Weight: 1.3 lbs
Power: 48V Phantom Power

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