Lauten Audio

Description

The Lauten Audio LA-320 is a twin-tone 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 may or may 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 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.

Custom-crafted Capsule

Unlike classic capsule designs, Lauten Audio’s hand-tuned 32 mm 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.

Great Sound Without the Signal Chain

The LA-320 isn’t flat—it sounds like music. Lauten Audio designs microphones that stand on their own and make your life easier. The LA-320 sounds great with or without a high-end signal chain.

What's Inside Matters

The LA-320 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.

Features
  • Ideal for vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, cello and drum overheads
  • In the box
  • LA-320 microphone
  • Spider shockmount
  • Microphone bag
  • Power supply
  • IEC power cable
  • 5-pin cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Registration card
Specifications
General
  • Type: Transformer balanced tube condenser
  • Tube: ECC83
  • Capsule: 32 mm center-terminated pressure gradient
  • Polar patterns: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 20Hz–20KHz
  • High pass: Flat/120Hz
  • Low pass: Flat/12kHz
  • Dynamic range: 120dB minimum
  • Maximum SPL: 0.5% THD @ 1000Hz: 130dB
  • Impedance: < 200 ohms
  • Self-noise level: < 17dB-A
  • Sensitivity: 14mV/Pa (@ 1kHz 74dB SPL)
Other
  • Connector: 5-pin XLR (PSU to the microphone) and 3-pin XLR (PSU to preamp)
  • Power: Requires included PSU (switchable: 100V, 240V)
Weight
  • Mic with shockmount: 1 lb. 11 oz.

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