Lauten Audio Torch ST-221 - Single

Unique, responsive, versatile AND fully accessorized small diaphragm tube condenser
Lauten Audio Torch ST-221 - Single


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The Lauten Audio ST-221 Torch is the most unique and versatile small diaphragm microphone you will find. It has a surprisingly big low-end and fast transient response, producing original sound when recording instruments. Featuring tons of accessories, and available is a single mic kit or matched pairs, the Torch can meet every challenge in the modern day studio.

  • Fast transient response and fat bottom-end
  • High SPL handling and generous dynamic range
  • Premium components for exceptional performance
  • A mount for every placement challenge
  • Loaded with accessories!
  • Available in single and matched pairs

Premium internal components

Internally each ST-221 Torch features custom tuned 15.25mm diaphragm cardioid and omni capsules, which produce a unique conversion of sound waves. The subminiature military grade vacuum tube generates a fantastic tone and adds a unique character in your recordings. Finally, the custom-wound output transformer and premium electronics come together to give you exceptional performance and original sound.

Unique 3-way gain switch

The FC-357 Clarion has the features you need to achieve the sound you want. The unique three-position attenuation and gain switch offers you powerful recording options with no adverse distortion. The +10dB gain switch, which boosts the microphone's output, makes it less dependent on preamps to achieve excellent sound.

Features & specifications:

  • 15.25mm diaphragm cardioid and omni capsules
  • Circuit: Vacuum Tube
  • NOS military grade vacuum tube
  • Type: Pressure gradient condenser
  • Robust vintage style body
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid & Omnidirectional
  • Low self-noise
  • Freq. Response: 30Hz-20KHz
  • Custom wound output transformer
  • Dynamic Range: 117dB minimum
  • High dynamic range
  • Impedance: <200 ohms
  • All the accessories you need
  • Max. SPL: 0.5%THD@1000Hz: 132dB
  • Self-noise level: < 15dB(A)
  • Sensitivity:14mV/Pa OR -38±2dB 0dB=1V/Pa 1000Hz
  • Special Features: Interchangeable capsules
  • Dedicated power supply 100 to 230v

Additional Information

Condition New
Package Contents Includes shock mount, wood box, hard case, mic clip, stereo bar, power supply and cable
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni-Directional
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Impedance < 200 Ohms
Frequency Range 30 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity -37.1 dBV/Pa (14 mV)
Max. SPL 132 dB

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