A successor to the Stellar X2, the Stellar X3 aims to improve all aspects of its predecessor. This includes an improved custom circuit, as well as a more carefully tuned capsule. In addition, the Stellar X3 features a new body design and a more reliable shock mount.
The new custom circuit in the X3 boasts audiophile components of the highest quality such as German capacitors. The K67 style capsule used in the X3 is made from pure brass and Japanese Mylar. It is gold sputtered using our proprietary technology making them more sensitive than traditional design. The combination of these features create a microphone that offers great tonality and performance.
Model: Stellar X3
Capsule Type: Gold Sputtered 34mm K67 style
Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Sensitivity: -31dB (0dB = 1V/Pa at 1kHz)
Impedance: 110 Ω
Max SPL for .5% THD: 135dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 87dB (A-Weighted)
Equivalent Self Noise: 7dB (A-Weighted)
Power Requirement: 48V Phantom Power ±4
Dimensions: Height: 6 in - Outer Diameter: 2.0 in
The Stellar X3 emphasizes on warmth and body. This gives the microphone a very classical vintage tonality with just the slightest touch of presence for detail and resolution.
K67 Style Capsule
Carefully Tuned Sound: The K67 capsule in the Stellar X3 is carefully tuned by hand. It provides a better off axis coloration and a smoother mid range response than most other K67 style capsules.
Unique Capsule Design: The capsule is made with 3 micron mylar as oppose to 6 micron for added sensitivity which improves the S/N ratio. They are manufactured with high precision CNC and made from pure brass with Japanese mylar.
Highly Optimized Circuit
The Stellar X3 brand new transformerless JFET circuit has been carefully tested and measured via audio injection to provide the best response from our capsule. This creates a circuit that complements the K67 capsule beautifully by adding warmth and detail in just the right areas. Additionally, the circuit is also able to handle transients well which makes it a great choice for drum overheads, acoustic guitar, and piano. Distortions are minimal and, because of its transformerless nature, the circuit does not add any unwanted compression effect.
High Quality Construction
The body and frame of the Stellar X3 are made from high-grade brass and iron. This gives it added durability and strength. Powder-coated paint is evenly applied and heat-treated to provide it with a smooth and scratch resistant surface.
Frequency Response and Polar Pattern
The graph below shows the frequency chart and the polar pattern of the Stellar X3 microphone. Every microphone will be within 1.5dB of the frequency response as part of our strict quality control process.