Lauten Audio announces the new LS-208, a front-address, large diaphragm, high dynamic range, condenser microphone for broadcast and studio applications.
Lauten said the new microphone is aimed at the needs of live recording for spoken voice in broadcast, live sound reinforcement and in the studio. The mic is the first in the company's new "Synergy Series" line.
The LS-208 is a front-address, high dynamic range, large diaphragm condenser microphone constructed from top quality components found in many high-end studio condenser microphones. Yet it is built and packaged to withstand the rigors of broadcast and touring.
"Unlike any large diaphragm condenser microphones on the market today, the LS-208 offers broadcasters, voiceover talent, podcasters and sound reinforcement engineers, studio-quality sound combined with exceptional noise rejection and dynamic-range capabilities for excellent results in any live environment," said Brian Loudenslager, Lauten Audio’s founder.
With the LS-208's powerful off-axis rejection and internally shock mounted condenser element, it is also particularly well suited for recording voices and instruments in highly dynamic environments such as live on-stage, or in a studio live-room when many instruments are being recorded at once.
The LS-208 can handle sound pressure levels of 135dB without the need for internal or external pre-attenuation. This unique feature also allows for ultra-wide dynamic range. Highly unique for microphones of this type is the LS-208's ability to capture the full human audio perception of 120dB of dynamic range.
Many microphones are limited to 85dB of dynamic range after compensating for self-noise. The high-dynamic range gives engineers the ability to capture brilliant recordings of highly dynamic instruments in many environments and is especially useful for capturing horns, percussion, and guitar amps.
The new mic features independent, multi-stage, high and low-cut filters to help engineers balance recordings at the microphone and aid in successfully capturing a performance while reducing the need for mixing. The two-stage low-cut (50 and 120Hz) filters reduce low-end rumble and proximity effect in voice applications.
The LS-208 features internally shock mounted condenser elements to help reduce mechanical shock and vibrations. The mic requires 48V phantom power, uses a Cardioid polar pattern and features a JFET transistor circuit with a transformer-based balanced output.
The Lauten Audio LS-208 microphone comes equipped with a detachable spider shock mount, as well as a hard mount, both with adjustable elbows and a foam windscreen. The microphone and all its accessories fit into the included hard case and has a street price of $599.00.
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