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TechZone Stellar X2

Cardioid Capacitor Microphone By Paul White

TechZone Stellar X2

Looks can be deceiving, and in the case of this affordable mic, so can price tags!

It never ceases to amaze me that microphones can look similar, have nearly identical technical specifications and similar internal workings, yet sound really quite different. Outwardly the Stellar X2 looks much like any other large–diaphragm microphone, other than being slightly smaller, at just six inches long and 1.725 inches wide, but most departures from the norm are internal. It is manufactured by TechZone Audio Products, a small company located in Torrence, California, and the mic is supplied in an aluminium case with a shockmount, a foam wind shield and a soft storage pouch.

Inside the black, powder-coated, Chinese-built shell is a custom–built,...

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Published July 2020