Lauten LA-120 V2 SDC Microphone Pair

  • $ 499.00


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LIFELIKE TRANSPARENCY & UNMATCHED VERSATILITY

The LA-120 Mk2 is a transformerless condenser microphone with world-class transparency and sonic flexibility. This uniquely configurable design is equipped with sound-shaping switches and includes interchangeable Cardioid and Omni capsules for added flexibility. Unlike traditional microphone designs that utilize a transformer to introduce color and saturation, the LA-120 is built around a US-made JFET to capture the vibrance and character of a sound with unprecedented realism and authenticity.  

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

The LA-120’s onboard sound-shaping eliminates the need for mic swaps and wasted time. Jump from crisp to darker, smooth sonics at the flip of a switch. Take the edge off harsh overheads, or warm up a bright piano. Add picking articulation to an acoustic guitar or perfectly capture a string quartet, all at the flip of a switch.

CUSTOM CAPSULES

Our hand-tuned 17mm capsules provide transparent, lifelike sound with a musical blend of transient response and natural compression. This makes the LA-120 an ideal choice for use on drum overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, and piano. 


OMNI & CARDIOID POLAR PATTERNS

Lauten Audio LA-120 Cardioid Selection

Cardioid capsules will focus each microphone’s attention directly to where it is pointed, reducing the overall sound of a room in a recording.  Close-up placement will accentuate bass frequencies.

Lauten Audio La-120 Omnidirectional Selection

Omnidirectional capsules allow the sound of a room or other off-axis instrumentation to be captured naturally and with uncolored authenticity.

TRANSFORMERLESS TRANSPARENCY

The LA-120 signal path is hand-populated with high-resolution, low-distortion polypropylene capacitors and resistors, built around a US-made JFET for articulate, uncolored, and high-impact performance.

V2 - What's New?

Each Lauten Series Black microphone maintains its critically-acclaimed sound, through-hole circuitry, and custom-crafted Lauten Audio capsule, while adding several customer-requested functional and aesthetic improvements.

Lauten Series Black microphones now feature polished and engraved nickel head-baskets, while the LA-320 exterior has been completely redesigned — signaling its relationship to Lauten Audio’s flagship Eden LT-386 tube microphone. The smooth, silk-screened labeling found on the classic LA-120, LA-220, and LA-320 has been replaced by hand-filled lettering and now includes a hallmark Lauten Audio inset badge.

HIGH SPL ASSISTANCE (OPTIONAL)

We designed the LA-120s to excel in numerous applications, but you may want to use them on something extra loud. The optional in-line pads allow the LA-120s dynamic range and depth to be fully utilized on high SPL sound sources like toms, snare drums, and more.

IN THE BOX: 2 CARDIOD CAPSULES / 2 OMNI CAPSULES / 2 STAND MOUNTS / 2 WINDSCREENS

SPECIFICATIONS:

TYPE: TRANSFORMERLESS CONDENSER

CAPSULE: 17MM PRESSURE GRADIENT

POLAR PATTERNS: CARDIOID & OMNIDIRECTIONAL

FREQ. RESPONSE: 20HZ - 20KHZ 

DYNAMIC RANGE: 120DB MINIMUM

MAX. SPL: 0.5% THD@1000HZ: 130DB

IMPEDANCE: <200 OHMS

SELF-NOISE LEVEL: < 15DB-A

SENSITIVITY: 10MV/PA -40DB (0DB=1V/PA 1KHZ)

CONNECTOR: 3-PIN XLR

POWER: REQUIRES 48V PHANTOM POWER

Lauten Audio LA-120 Polar Pattern