Lauten LA-220 V2 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
***Lauten LA220 Mk2 Cardioid Condenser Microphone not currently in stock - place your preorder***
STUDIO SOUND IN REAL-WORLD SPACES
The LA-220 V2 is a two-tone FET microphone that allows you to choose between the warmth of a classic microphone and the clarity of a modern microphone at the flip of a switch. Traditional microphones were made for a vintage-type signal chain few studios have, so we designed the LA-220 to sound great without it. Centered around a custom-made Lauten Audio capsule and hand-soldered 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.
TWO MICS IN ONE
Choose between modern clarity and classic warmth at the flip of a switch. Is something too bright? Flip a switch. Too dark? Flip a switch. The LA-220’s onboard analog sound-shaping eliminates the need for mic swaps and downtime, which means you can focus on the main thing --- making music. Capture vocals with presence and punch or an electric guitar without any annoying high-end sizzle effortlessly.
The LA-220 utilizes the same capsule as its larger tube sibling, the LA-320. Unlike traditional capsule designs, our hand-tuned 32mm transducer naturally imparts gentle compression and balance to any sound source, making it ideal for use in an array of string, percussion, and vocal applications.
WHAT'S INSIDE MATTERS
Hand-soldered with high resolution, low distortion polypropylene capacitors and resistors, a US-made ultra-low noise JFET, and a vintage-inspired output transformer. The result is a crisp, clear, mix-ready sound brimming with life.
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. The smooth, silk-screened labeling found on the classic LA-120, LA-220, and LA-320 has been replaced by hand-filled lettering and now includes a hallmark Lauten Audio inset badge.
Designed and Tested in Silicon Valley, CA
TYPE: TRANSFORMER BALANCED FET CONDENSER
CAPSULE: 32MM PRESSURE GRADIENT
POLAR PATTERN: CARDIOID
FREQ. RESPONSE: 20HZ - 20KHZ
DYNAMIC RANGE: 120DB MINIMUM
MAX. SPL: 0.5% THD @1000HZ: 130DB
IMPEDANCE: <200 OHMS
SELF-NOISE LEVEL: < 15DB-A
SENSITIVITY: 16MV/PA -40DB (ODB=1V/PA 1KHZ)
CONNECTOR: 3-PIN XLR
POWER: REQUIRES 48V PHANTOM POWER