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Lauten Audio FC-357 Clarion Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

Condenser microphone featuring a classic FET sound with a modern touch capable of capturing vocals with faithful and present realism, kick drums with rich, detailed impact, and bass guitar with astonishing depth and dimension

MFR# FC357002

Product Description

The Lauten Audio FC-357 Clarion, essentially, is a vintage FET condenser microphone modified with a touch of modern air to its top end. This custom-crafted studio workhorse captures vocals with faithful and present realism, kick drums with rich, detailed impact, and bass guitar with astonishing depth and dimension.

A BETTER CLASSIC CAPSULE

Lauten's custom designed 35mm capsule has a sultry vintage timbre with just the right amount of air. Ideal for use on vocals, percussion and bass guitar, this twin diaphragm design captures sounds with depth, realism and exceptional transient response.

THREE-WAY GAIN STAGING

Extending the versatility of the Clarion is a three-position gain switch. The +10 dB selection is ideal for use with quiet sound sources and consumer-grade audio interfaces where more character from the microphone itself is desired. The -10 dB selection is useful when more color and saturation from a high-end preamp is desired, or when paired with very loud sounds. Set to 0, the output of the Clarion is at its default output selection.

SELECTABLE POLAR PATTERNS

Polar patterns have a significant impact on the sound of a microphone because each selection determines what the microphone hears. A Cardioid selection will focus all of a microphone’s attention directly to where it is pointed. This is the most commonly used polar pattern for sound sources such as vocals and bass. Figure-8 and Omnidirectional selections allow the sound of a room or other off-axis instrumentation to be captured in a more open, natural or authentic way. These patterns are extremely useful when recording acoustic instruments like guitar, piano, or drums. 

PREMIUM COMPONENTS

The Clarion signal path is hand-populated with high resolution, low distortion polypropylene capacitors, a US made low-noise FET, and a custom wound output transformer that puts the finishing touches on every sound that passes through its copper windings. The result is a full, smooth, mix-ready sound brimming with life and ready for anything.

FINISHING TOUCHES

After being hand-polished, the Clarion’s solid brass enclosure is hand finished with a durable, non-toxic ceramic coating and baked in an oven for curing before final assembly, burn-in, and testing.

DESIGNED AND BUILT IN SILICON VALLEY

Each Clarion is lovingly designed and crafted to last a lifetime in Silicon Valley, CA by the Lauten Audio family.

FEATURES:

  • Classic FET sound with modern air
  • Selectable polar patterns for focused to open sound
  • Three-way gain selection for added versatility
  • Custom wound output transformer for mix-ready sound
  • Designed and built in Silicon Valley, CA by the Lauten Audio family

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Package ContentsIncludes shock mount, mic box
Unit Weight1.94 lb
Tube or Solid StateSolid State
Transducer TypeCondenser
Polar PatternBi-Directional / Figure-Eight, Cardioid, Omni-Directional
Number of MicrophonesSingle Microphone
Impedance< 200 Ohms
Frequency Range25 Hz - 20 kHz
input_pad-10 dB
Sensitivity-35.9 dBV/Pa (16 mV)
Max. SPL130 dB

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