Lauten LA-320 V2 Twin-Tone Tube Condenser Microphone
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The LA-320 is a twin-tone cardioid 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 might not 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.
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.
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.
The LA-320 V2 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.
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 The smooth, silk-screened labeling found on the classic LA-120, LA-220, and LA-320 has been replaced by hand-filled lettering and now includes a hallmark Lauten Audio inset badge.
DESIGNED & TESTED IN SILICON VALLEY, CA
EACH LA-320 IS LOVINGLY DESIGNED AND CRAFTED TO LAST A LIFETIME BY THE LAUTEN AUDIO FAMILY
TYPE: TRANSFORMER BALANCED TUBE CONDENSER
CAPSULE: 32MM CENTER TERMINATED PRESSURE GRADIENT
POLAR PATTERN: CARDIOID
FREQ. RESPONSE: 20HZ - 20KHZ
HIGH PASS: FLAT / 120Hz
LOW PASS: FLAT / 12kHz
DYNAMIC RANGE: 120DB MINIMUM
MAX. 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 MIC) + 3-PIN XLR (PSU TO PREAMP)
POWER: REQUIRES INCLUDED PSU (SWITCHABLE 100V TO 240V)
BOX DIMENSIONS: 5” x 12” x 15”
BOX WEIGHT: 8.2lbs