Matt Stager of Stager Microphones has spent nearly a decade creating ribbon mics that simultaneously reflect on the past while looking to the future. From his home base in Nashville, Tennessee, Matt builds each microphone by hand, including the SR-1A, SR-2N, Stereo SR-2N, SR-3 and his latest creation, the SR-5.
The SR-5 is Stager's take on a passive directional ribbon microphone, one that is loaded with Matt's high-performance proprietary toroidal transformer. This is the same handbuilt transformer utilized in the brand's other microphones. The SR-5 employs a hypercardioid polar pattern and was specifically designed for guitar and vocals, but the ribbon mic makes a perfect pairing on a number of other sound sources.
Watch our new demo of the Stager Microphones SR-5 ribbon microphone to hear it in use on performances from Teddy Roberts (Vocals), Olivia Dear (Vocals), Dustin McLaughlin (Electric Guitar) and Bryan Reilly (Acoustic Guitar, Drums).