Lauten Audio LT-221 Torch microphone - $1599/pair

Unique, Responsive, Versatile, Fully accessorized
The ST-221 Torch is the most unique and versatile pair of small diaphragm microphones you will find. It has a surprisingly big low-end and fast transient response, producing original sound when recording instruments. Featuring 21 accessories, these microphones can meet every challenge in the modern day studio.

"I gotta say I'm loving these mics! The Torch is great on Hi Hats."
"Recorded violin... Used the Torch, killer, sounded perfect." Matt Boudreau - Broken Radio Studios, San Francisco

Opening new doors with a fat bottom-end
Think small diaphragm mics have a weak low-end? Then you haven't heard these! In our sound design, we have retained the fast transient response that gives the small diaphragm microphone its characteristic natural sound, while adding a full low-end more often associated with a large diaphragm condenser. With this combination, you can open new doors to small diaphragm mic sound.

"I was very impressed by your new Torch mics. The first time I put one up to record my acoustic guitar I forgot that I was wearing headphones. It sounded like my guitar, and not a mic'd version of it. The Torch is dead-quiet, and has a beautifully natural response. I love the full, but controlled bottom end" Michael Nielsen - Composer/Producer

Versatility in sound and accessories
The ST-221 Torch was designed to help you achieve a broad palette of sound. The high SPL handling and generous dynamic range allows you to record loud sources such as kick drums and guitar amps with no distortion. You can also experiment with room character or tight focused sounds with the interchangeable omnidirectional and cardioid capsules. Finally, our custom windscreens reduce adverse effects and protect the capsules when used on highly plosive sources.

"I used the Torches as the ambient mics, also did a roomy cello part with a Torch in omni and they performed beautifully. The 221s are excellent for applying in lieu of where one would use a ribbon mic. But, they are also special and don't really sound like ribbons at all of course." Ken Stringfellow - Artist/Producer/Engineer

A mount for every placement challenge
The ST-221 Torch comes with every mounting option you need. The custom made shock mounts reduce excessive vibrations in any environment. The hard mounts are perfect for tight spaces and close micing. The custom designed mounting bar makes it easy to position the mics for stereo recording. With these mounts you can resolve every placement challenge you face.

Premium components for exceptional performance
Internally each ST-221 Torch features custom tuned 15.25mm diaphragm cardioid and omni capsules, which produce a unique conversion of sound waves. The subminiature military grade vacuum tube generates a fantastic tone and adds a unique character in your recordings. Finally, the custom-wound output transformer and premium electronics come together to give you exceptional performance and original sound.


  • Omnidirectional and cardioid polar patterns
  • NOS (New-old-stock) military grade vacuum tube
  • Robust vintage style body
  • Low self-noise
  • Custom wound output transformer
  • High dynamic range

Included Accessories

  • Omnidirectional and cardioid capsules
  • Sustainably farmed wood mic box
  • Custom foam windscreens
  • Hard mounts
  • Shock mounts
  • Custom stereo mounting bar
  • Premium Gotham 7-pin tube mic cables
  • Power Supplies
  • Deluxe flight case


  • Circuit Vacuum Tube
  • Type Pressure gradient condenser
  • Polar Pattern Cardioid & Omnidirectional
  • Freq. Response 30Hz-20KHz
  • Dynamic Range 117dB minimum
  • Impedance < 200 ohms Max.
  • SPL 0.5%THD@1000Hz: 132dB
  • Self-noise level < 15dB(A)
  • Sensitivity 14mV/Pa OR -382dB 0dB=1V/Pa 1000Hz

Special Features

  • Interchangeable capsules
  • Connectors 7-pin XLR & 3-Pin Standard XLR
  • Power Requirement Dedicated power supply 100 to 230v


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