The 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 don’t 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 TUBE 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, our hand-tuned 32mm 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.
FINISHED SOUND WITHOUT THE SIGNAL CHAIN The LA-320 isn’t flat – it sounds like music. We believe every Lauten Audio microphone should stand on its own and make your life easier. Does the LA-320 sound great with a high-end signal chain? You bet! Does it need one to deliver powerful, present sound out of the box? Not at all.
INSIDE STORY 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.
DESIGNED & TESTED IN SILICON VALLEY, CA Each LA-320 is lovingly designed and built to last a lifetime by the Lauten Audio family.
Works Great With
Type: Transformer balanced tube condenser
Capsule: 32mm center-terminated pressure gradient
Polar Patterns: Cardioid
Freq. Response: 20Hz-20KHz
High Pass: Flat / 120Hz
Low Pass: Flat / 12kHz
Dynamic Range: 120dB minimum
Max. SPL: 0.5%THD@1000Hz: 130dB
Impedance: <200 ohms
Self-noise level: < 17dB-A
Sensitivity: 14mV/Pa (@ 1kHz 74dB SPL)
Connector: 5-pin XLR (PSU to the microphone) and 3-pin XLR (PSU to preamp)
Power: Requires included PSU (Switchable 100v to 240v)
Box Dimensions: 5” x 12” x 15”
Mic W/ Shock Weight: 1lb 11oz
Spider Shock Mount
IEC Power Cable
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