Roswell Pro Audio’s ( Aurora is a premium ($749), all-purpose studio condenser that offers natural frequency response, high sensitivity, and low self-noise.
The mic was built for recording engineers looking for an ultra-clean FET sound. It works particularly well on vocals and acoustic guitar. The Aurora’s high sensitivity means that singers will hear more music and less hiss in their recorded tracks.
The Aurora uses an optimized transformerless circuit, which provides a pristine, low-distortion signal path. Two switches provide a choice of Cardioid and Omni polar patterns, and 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. The mic’s 7.25ʹʹ x 2ʹʹ body is made of heavy brass, finished in black. The brass mesh grille is brushed silver.