HELIOS Variable-pattern valve condenser microphone With a complete low-end response and a smooth, beautifully detailed high-end presence, the HELIOS is designed to give perfectly accurate results but with the inherent warmth of valve circuitry, thanks to its vacuum tube. Using a sensitive 1.07-inch capsule isolated by a latex mount within the large grille, the HELIOS ensures total precision in your recording. Its design allows you to transparently position your subject within a mix without having to resort to heaps of EQ and dynamics processing to do the job for you. The HELIOS comes with its own SPS-1 power supply, which has a variable pattern control, allowing a smooth transition from omni to figure-of-eight and anything in between. Click here for our SPS power supply operation instructions.
The HELIOS is simply one of the most flexible microphones avialable in any class.
Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa -32dB 2dB (0dB = 1V/Pa 1,000Hz)
Polar pattern: Variable, from omni to figure-of-eight
Impedance: =200 Ohms
Equivalent noise level: 18dB (A-weighted)
Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1,000Hz): 125dB
Power source: SPS-1 115/230V power supply only
Connectors: Microphone = eight-pin connector;
mmmmmm Power supply = three-pin XLR