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Roswell Pro Audio Delphos II Studio Condensor MicrophoneThe highly anticipated update to the Delphos now available

Sebastopol, CA (April 17, 2019) – After a successful debut at the 2019 NAMM show in January, Roswell Pro Audio®, maker of premium boutique microphones, is now shipping their new Delphos II® all-purpose studio condenser microphone.

The original Delphos® featured an un-hyped and natural frequency response, high sensitivity, and low self-noise. The Delphos II retains the characteristics of the original and adds athird polar pattern (figure 8) and refined electronics designed to reduce ultrasonic noise. These new featured are all housed in a new, larger body adorned in custom metallic blue paint.

“We originally built the Delphos for recording engineers looking for an ultra-clean FET sound,” said Roswell founder Matt McGlynn. “This new version has been updated based on user feedback and the result is another mic in our line that we’re very proud of, particularly on vocals and acoustic guitar where its balanced frequency response, low noise, and high output outperform most competitive offerings costing much more.”

The Delphos II uses a highly optimized transformerless circuit, which provides a pristine, low-distortion signal path. Two switches provide a choice of Cardioid, Omni and Figure 8 polar patterns, as well as a 10 dB pad. The mic has a frequency range of 20 Hz to 16 kHz, with a response curve carefully tailored to provide full lows, neutral mids, and high-frequency detail without sibilance. Its sensitivity is 40mV/Pa, with a self-noise level conservatively rated at 12dBA. 

He explains the decision to adopt a dLive system, “We had older digital mixers in each of these roles. But, when funds became available, I knew that I wanted something more advanced. We have an Allen & Heath GLD-80 in our black-box room and it’s really cool. And, when I saw the dLive at NAMM, I realized it’s even another step beyond the GLD. The local Allen & Heath rep brought us a demo and I was blown away with how easy it was to get around on. Now, when we get road shows that don’t carry their own desk, it’s easy to train their engineers and they all love the dLive.”

The microphone’s circuit is built by hand in the US, using the finest components sourced from around the world, including low-noise NOS transistors and audiophile capacitors. Each Delphos II is assembled in California, burned in, and extensively tested after manufacturing to ensure the best possible performance.

The Delphos II ships in a custom, heavy-duty flight case with a proprietary Roswell Cutaway shock mount.

The Delphos II is now available Roswell Pro Audio’s network of U.S. dealers or at www.roswellproaudio.com for $999 MSRP. 

About Roswell Pro Audio 

Microphone expert and historian, Matt McGlynn founded Roswell Pro Audio with the express goal of delivering boutique mic quality at affordable prices. As creator of the RecordingHacks.com website, with its extensive database detailing hundreds of microphones, McGlynn spent years researching and analyzing the best microphones in the world. He then applied that expertise to designing circuit upgrade kits and replacement capsules for the “DIY audio” community, via Microphone-Parts.com. Now, with Roswell Pro Audio, McGlynn has distilled this knowledge even further by creating a distinctive line of stellar-sounding boutique microphones that consistently perform far above their price class. 

For more information, visit http://roswellproaudio.com

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