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Large-Diaphragm Cardioid FET Microphone with Shockmount
Item ID: U195

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From Soft Vocals To Heavy Drums, the U195 Excels!

The Soundelux U195 been called "two mics in one", as it lets you select between "fat" and "norm" modes for bass response tailoring, as well as providing a lo-cut switch. A unique variable pad allows the Soundelux U195 to operate in even the highest SPL situations. One of the best all-around general purpose mics, Soundelux U195 has good extended high & low frequency response, fantastic dynamic impact, and no typical FET mic high end "fizzle".

Built with quality in mind from the beginning
The U195 also provides a pad (-15dB) and rumble filter (-10dB at 30 Hz) - further enhancing this microphone's extraordinary versatility. Component selection and construction reflect Soundelux's dedication to lasting quality. The capsule uses the same 1-inch gold-sputtered diaphragm as the highly regarded Soundelux U95.

The electronics package has no surface mount components. Instead, it incorporates Roderstein resistors, low ESR elecrolytic capacitors, polypropylene coupling capacitors and a unique FET circuit exhibiting remarkable low noise, low capacitance, and extended high frequency characteristics.

No FET fizzle for that signature sound
Ample headroom throughout prevents the FET "fizzle" plaguing other designs, while a massive output transformer maintains coherent signal integrity across the full audio bandwidth.

The "do-it-all" Soundelux
For budget-conscious studios facing a wide range of demands, a U195 serves as the "do-it-all" premium condenser microphone. It delivers superb results on lead vocal tracks as well as in VO/ADR use, providing remarkable fullness and presence with exceptionally low background noise.

Many engineers will find uses for the U195 limited only by their imaginations and ever-changing session demands.

A note about Soundelux:
Soundelux Microphones is a unique US manufacturer of true "professional level" microphones. Their mission is to restore the availability of the most important vintage microphones of all time without the vintage price and without the high maintenance. Soundelux works to recreate as closely as possible the sonic signatures of the most important vintage microphones, using modern materials and assembly, hand workmanship and a very critical ear. The beauty of Soundelux is that every microphone in the line is designed to work together as a team. The Soundelux line up provides the most important "colors" proven over time to be essential in all quality studio work.

Soundelux U195 Applications:
  • The U195 accepts a broad spectrum of acoustic input levels, from soft vocals to heavy drums, yet also offers extended bandwidth response along with facilities for tailoring tonal characteristics for optimum results on any voice or instrument.
  • The versatility afforded by the pad and Fat/Norm switches make the U195 an ideal choice for recording drums (tom-toms, in particular), other percussion instruments, and acoustic guitar.
  • High SPL tolerance allows use of the U195 in front of electrical guitar amplifiers, where the FAT Mode response adds extra oomph to the guitar tracks.

The Soundelux U195 Includes lacquered wood box for mic, donut shock mount.

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 2300

Customer Reviews

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See also: Condenser Mics, Soundelux, Soundelux Condenser Microphones