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 Lauten Audio designed the LA-320 to sound great without it. Centered around a custom-made Lauten Audio capsule and hand-soldered tube circuit path, Lauten’s unique microphone design gives you the musical color and gentle compression associated with classic signal chains but straight into your audio interface.
- Acoustic Guitar
- Drum Overheads
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.
Unlike classic capsule designs, their 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. 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.
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.
IN THE BOX
- Spider Shock Mount
- Microphone Bag
- Power Supply
- IEC Power Cable
- 5-Pin Cable
- QuickStart Guide
- Registration Card
- Type: Transformer balanced tube condenser
- Tube: ECC83
- 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”
- Weight: 8.2lbs
- Mic W/ Shock Weight: 1lb 11oz