Lauten Audio Releases V2 Upgrade Of Series Black Microphone Family

LA-120, LA-220 FET and LA-32t Tube condenser models equipped with a redesigned, open-face shock mount system along with aesthetic improvements and more.
The new V2 release of Lauten Audio's Series Black family of microphones.

Lauten Audio has announced the V2 release of its Series Black family of microphones, including the LA-120 transformerless condenser, LA-220 FET condenser, and LA-32t Tube condenser microphones.

Each microphone maintains its sound quality, through-hole circuitry, and custom capsule while adding several customer-requested functional and aesthetic improvements. All three models now have polished and engraved nickel head-baskets, while the LA-320 exterior has been completely redesigned to signal its relationship to Lauten Audio’s flagship Eden LT-386 tube microphone. The silk-screened labeling found on the classic LA-120, LA-220, and LA-320 has been replaced by hand-filled lettering and now includes a hallmark Lauten Audio inset badge.

In addition to material and aesthetic improvements, the LA-220 and LA-320 microphones also gain a redesigned, open-face shock mount system that’s designed to improve isolation, flexibility, and long-term reliability.

The LA-120 is a transformerless condenser microphone designed with transparency and sonic flexibility. It’s equipped with analog sound-shaping onboard and includes interchangeable cardioid and omni capsules, and is built around a US-made JFET to capture the vibrance and character of a sound with realism and authenticity. MSRP: $700 / US STREET: $499 (pair)

The LA-220 is a two-tone FET microphone that allows users to choose between the warmth of a classic microphone and the clarity of a modern mic via a switch. It’s centered around a custom-made capsule and hand-soldered circuit path that are designed to provide the musical color and gentle compression associated with classic signal chains but straight into an audio interface. MSRP: $500 / US STREET: $349

The LA-320 is a twin-tone tube microphone that allows users to choose between the warmth and body of a vintage tube microphone and the clarity and presence of a modern tube mic via a switch. It too is centered around a custom capsule and hand-soldered tube circuit path. MSRP: $1000 / US STREET: $699

The new LA-120, LA-220, and LA-320 microphones are scheduled to begin shipping to Lauten Audio dealers and distributors worldwide the first week of November 2022.

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