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Lauten Audio Torch ST-221 (Stereo Pair)Item ID: Torch
Small-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone Pair with Omni and Cardioid Capsules, Power Supply, Shockmounts, Mounting Bar, Cable, Box, and Flight Case
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A Big-sounding Pair of Small-diaphragm Tube Condensers!The Lauten Audio ST-221 Torch small-diaphragm tube condenser microphone pair gives you the great response and detail you want, plus some head-turning performance features and accessories. As soon as you plug the ST-221 Torch mics into their included power supplies, you'll notice a healthy low-end that makes them far more versatile than many small-diaphragm mics. They're also built to handle high SPLs. You get a hard mount, a shockmount, a stereo mounting bar, interchangeble cardioid and omni capsules, a wood box, and a deluxe flight case with the fantastic ST-221 Torch pair.
Lauten Audio ST-221 Torch Small-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone Pair at a Glance:
You get big sound from these small-diaphragm mics
Think small diaphragm mics have a weak low-end? Then you haven't heard these! In Lauten's sound design, they have retained the fast transient response that gives the small diaphragm microphone its characteristic natural sound, while adding a full low-end more often associated with a large diaphragm condenser. With this combination, you can open new doors to small diaphragm mic sound.
Use this versatile mic pair for a range of applications
The ST-221 Torch was designed to help you achieve a broad palette of sound. The high SPL handling and generous dynamic range allows you to record loud sources such as kick drums and guitar amps with no distortion. You can also experiment with room character or tight focused sounds with the interchangeable omnidirectional and cardioid capsules.
Complete with the mounts you need
The ST-221 Torch comes with every mounting option you need. The custom made shock mounts reduce excessive vibrations in any environment. The hard mounts are perfect for tight spaces and close micing. The custom designed mounting bar makes it easy to position the mics for stereo recording. With these mounts you can resolve every placement challenge you face.
Interchangeable capsules and other top-notch 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.
Lauten Audio ST-221 Torch Small-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone Pair Features:
The Lauten Audio ST-221 Torch pair gives you surprisingly big sound and features!
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Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
Not Your Ordinary SDC
by Don Gilkinson from Otego, NYWhen searching for a pair of SDC's I read reviews until my eyes were blurry. Then I called Mike Conyers at Sweetwater. Mike confirmed some of my conclusions and explained his reasons for recommendin... read more [+]g the ST-221 stereo pair. He was right on! These mics deliver. They, in fact, do offer clean fast transient response and they have a full bottom end which I feel gives the sound a 'bigger' sonic picture than many SDC's. I have used them to record a live Bluegrass band, electric guitar and even some male and female vocal (yes, I know about the preference for LDC's). As I said earlier, These Mics Deliver. close [-]
June 5, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician, Do It all Project Studio owner.
by Michael McGinnis from United StatesVery nice tone. Great bottom end response. I've recorded piano, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and banjo. They sounded particularly nice on the mandolin and banjo. Taming the brightness of those instrumen... read more [+]ts.
June 13, 2012
Music Background: Composer/Producer/Engineer.
Looking forward to using these on drums. close [-]
Wow, the Lauten Audio Torch ST-221 mics are incredible! Small diaphram microphones often get overlooked in the studio, but I think the Torch is going to change that. Have both tubes and transformers give the Torch a wonderfully rich, full yet detailed sound. Combined with fantastic build techniques and superior design, the the Torch is a must-have. Every studio or recording engineer should have a pair of these in his arsenal!
Incredible detail, while avoiding the cold sterility that is common with such highly accurate mics. Furthermore, the package as a whole is stunning. If you like getting your money's worth, you will be quite happy when you see how nicely packaged these mics are. The briefcase is great, the shockmounts and stereo bar are fantastic and highly functional, and you even get extra omni capsules. Truly a fantastic deal!
I recently used the Lauten Audio Torch ST-221 on a drum tracking session, and I was incredibly impressed. These mics have a great balance to them. On one hand, they were able to capture and highlight the nuances of detailed cymbal work, while also working as the "glue" which makes the drumset sound like one instrument. In fact, I probably could have used these with a kick drum mic and I would have had the drum sound done right then and there!
Jon, Cushing, MN
Lauten Audio Torch ST-221 (Stereo Pair)
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