Lauten Audio

Lauten Audio LA-120

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  • Regular price R 8,400.00


The LA-120 is a transformerless and sonically flexible, small diaphragm condenser microphone for live sound and studio recording applications. This uniquely transparent design is equipped with two dedicated filters for analog sound-shaping at the source and also includes interchangeable capsules for added sonic flexibility. Unlike traditional microphone designs that utilize a transformer to introduce color and saturation, the LA-120 utilizes a USA made JFET to capture the uncolored vibrance and character of an instrument with unprecedented dynamics, realism and authenticity.

TRANSFORMERLESS TRANSPARENCY
Instead of utilizing a transformer to add saturation to its sound, the LA-120 is built around a low noise USA-made JFET which allows it to capture the transient dynamics and true character of a sound source with realism and authenticity.

QUALITY CAPSULES
The capsule of a microphone captures music’s most meaningful moments and converts them into electricity with relentless results. Our custom-made 17mm capsule provides a modern, vibrant timbre without the harshness often found in affordable microphone designs. This makes it an ideal choice for use on drums, acoustic guitar and paino.

OMNI AND CARDIOID CAPSULES IN THE BOX
Polar patterns have a significant impact on the sound of a microphone because each selection determines what the microphone hears. Cardioid capsules will focus each microphone’s attention directly to where it is pointed, reducing the overall sound of a room in a recording. Omnidirectional capsules allow the sound of a room or other off-axis instrumentation to be captured in a more open, natural or authentic way.

ONBOARD SOUND SHAPING
Immediate analog sound-shaping comes courtesy of the LA-120’s two onboard filters. This allows you to shape sounds at the source, removing the need to change microphones to get the sound you want. Add warmth and weight to anemic percussion or remove harshness and boominess from an acoustic guitar at the flip of a switch.

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

DESIGNED & TESTED IN SILICON VALLEY, CA
Each LA-220 is lovingly designed and crafted to last a lifetime by the Lauten Audio family.

IN THE BOX
• Wooden Case
• 2x LA-120 (Cardioid Capsules)
• 2x OMNI Capsules
• 2x Stand Mounts
• 2x Filters

IDEAL FOR USE ON
• Drum Overheads
• Acoustic Guitar
• Piano
• Stringed Instruments
• Choir

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