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SKU LAUT-LA-320-V2

Lauten Audio LA-320 V2 Tube Powered Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone

$699.00

Lauten Audio LA-320 V2 Tube Powered Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone

$699.00

Manufacturer's Description

The LA-320 is a twin-tone tube microphone that allows you to choose between the warmth and body of a vintage tube microphone and the clarity and presence of a modern tube microphone at the flip of a switch. Classic tube microphones were made for a signal chain that you don’t have, so we designed the LA-320 to sound great without it. Centered around a custom-made Lauten Audio capsule and hand-soldered tube circuit path, our unique microphone design gives you the musical color and gentle compression associated with classic signal chains but straight into your audio interface.

KEY APPLICATIONS

  • Vocals
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Piano
  • Cello
  • Drum Overheads

DETAILS

TWO TUBE MICS IN ONE

The LA-320’s onboard sound-shaping eliminates the need for mic swaps and wasted time. Choose between the warmth of a classic tube microphone and the clarity of a modern tube microphone at the flip of a switch. Capture the wood of a worn-out acoustic guitar and the air of a pop vocal with the same microphone at the flip of a switch.

CUSTOM-CRAFTED CAPSULE

Unlike classic capsule designs, our hand-tuned 32mm transducer naturally imparts gentle compression and balance to any sound source, making it ideal for use on traditionally troublesome applications. This means getting a great recording in the real world is faster and easier.

FINISHED SOUND WITHOUT THE SIGNAL CHAIN

The LA-320 isn’t flat – it sounds like music. We believe every Lauten Audio microphone should stand on its own and make your life easier. Does the LA-320 sound great with a high-end signal chain? You bet! Does it need one to deliver powerful, present sound out of the box? Not at all.

INSIDE STORY

The LA-320 is hand-soldered with high resolution, low distortion polypropylene capacitors and resistors, a dual triode vacuum tube, and a vintage-inspired output transformer. The resulting sound is crisp, clear, and full without the high noise floor and delicacy of vintage microphones.

DESIGNED & TESTED IN SILICON VALLEY, CA

Each LA-320 is lovingly designed and built to last a lifetime by the Lauten Audio family.

IN THE BOX

  • LA-320
  • Spider Shock Mount
  • Microphone Bag
  • Power Supply
  • IEC Power Cable
  • 5-Pin Cable
  • QuickStart Guide
  • Registration Card

Specifications

  • Type: Transformer balanced tube condenser
  • Tube: ECC83
  • Capsule: 32mm center-terminated pressure gradient
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid
  • Response: 20Hz-20KHz
  • High Pass: Flat / 120Hz
  • Low Pass: Flat / 12kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 120dB minimum
  • SPL: 0.5%THD@1000Hz: 130dB​
  • Impedance: <200 ohms
  • Self-noise level: < 17dB-A
  • Sensitivity: 14mV/Pa (@ 1kHz 74dB SPL)
  • Connector: 5-pin XLR (PSU to the microphone) and 3-pin XLR (PSU to preamp)
  • Power: Requires included PSU (Switchable 100v to 240v)
  • Box Dimensions: 5” x 12” x 15”
  • Weight: 8.2lbs
  • Mic W/ Shock Weight: 1lb 11oz