the t.bone SC 425 USB Desktop-Set
Large Diaphragm Microphone Set
- USB studio large diaphragm microphone with USB connection for direct operation on the computer
- No additional drivers required
- Microphone gain and headphone volume controls
- Directional characteristic: Cardioid
- Frequency range: 30 - 18,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 25 mV / Pa
- Max. sound pressure: 140 dB (at 1,000 Hz = 1% T.H.D)
- 16 Bit / 48,000 Hz
- Headphone output with direct monitoring
- Mute button
- PVC housing
- Includes shockmount, USB cable, foam windscreen, pop killer and table tripod
|Switchable Polar Pattern||No|
A mobile studio for vocal recordings
The SC 425 USB is a complete and easy-to-use package aimed at budding audio engineers, home-studio enthusiasts, and podcasters alike. A simple USB connection and your recording voice are all you will require to get started! It also features a useful headphone output for zero-latency monitoring. The SC 425 has an even more affordable little brother, the SC 420 USB. Unlike the latter, however, the 425 is fitted with two dedicated controls for gain and output volume as well as a red LED to indicate its operating status. A foam pop filter is also included to guard against plosives, as are a suspended shock mount (to minimise vibrations and handling noises) and a round table stand. The whole package is very attractively priced, providing a professional-grade audio recording solution for the many.
Proximity effect for an enhanced sound
Large-diaphragm microphones such as the SC 425 USB are valued for their high sensitivity and accurate rendition. In addition, their proximity effect is more pronounced than that of small-capsule mics – in other words, the closer you are to the microphone when speaking or singing, the warmer your voice will become. The same effect will apply to other sound sources such as guitars and pianos. Large-diaphragm microphones are extremely versatile, and every studio should have at least one. Podcasters will also appreciate the richness and “radiophonic” quality of their sound.
Plug & play
The SC 425 USB eliminates the need for an audio interface, preamp, and all associated cables – which is ideal if you’re impatient to get started, or on the road a lot. The mic's dedicated potentiometers allow you to subtly adjust the input gain and the headphone output volume. Thanks to its plug & play functionality, the microphone works out of the box with both Windows and Mac operating systems without needing to install any drivers. The integrated headphone output allows you to directly monitor the input signal without any latency. The SC 425 USB is primarily aimed at podcasters and singers who want to record in a home-studio environment, which is why the package includes a pop filter, a table stand, and a shock mount.
About the t.bone
Since 1994, the t.bone has been one of Thomann’s in-house brands, and its name can be found on devices such as headphones, wireless systems, in-ear equipment, and various microphones and matching accessories. “the t.bone” products are made exclusively by renowned companies who also manufacture products for other well-known brands. This provides a clear advantage: Brand-quality products at very reasonable prices. And word gets around: One in seven Thomann customers has already bought at least one product from the t.bone.
A saviour in many situations
The frequency response of the SC 425 USB features a slight bump at around 10 kHz, adding a subtle yet recognizable shine to the voice that is often found in professional recordings. In addition, the SC 425 USB has a cardioid polar pattern, which effectively attenuates unwanted sounds and interference from its back and sides. Room and ambient noises are thus kept to a minimum, even if the home studio does not have the proper acoustic treatment.