As of July, 31st, 2014 this product is no longer being manufactured.
Machined structural components will be available until spare inventory parts are depleted. Based on historical repair requests of such parts we estimate this to be a period of less than 2 years. We will not be offering these spare-parts for sale to our dealers or distributors for the purpose of stocking. They can be acquired on an as needed basis for approved warranty repair.
Lauten Audio Torch ST-221 at a glance
Fast transient response and fat bottom-end
High SPL handling and generous dynamic range
Premium components for exceptional performance
A mount for every placement challenge
Loaded with accessories!
Available in single and match pairs.
Premium Internal 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.
In our sound design, we have retained the fast transient response you expect from small diaphragm condenser microphones, while adding a full low-end more often associated with a large diaphragm condenser. With this combination, you can open new doors you never thought possible with a small diaphragm mic.
* Stereo bar and case not included with single Torch
Torch ST-221 Features & Specifications
15.25mm diaphragm cardioid and omni capsules
NOS military grade vacuum tube
Robust vintage style body
Custom wound output transformer
High dynamic range
All the accessories you need
Circuit: Vacuum Tube
Type: Pressure gradient condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid & Omnidirectional
Freq. Response: 30Hz-20KHz
Dynamic Range: 117dB minimum
Impedance: <200 ohms
Max. SPL: 0.5%THD@1000Hz: 132dB
Self-noise level: < 15dB(A)
Sensitivity:14mV/Pa OR -38±2dB 0dB=1V/Pa 1000Hz
Special Features:Interchangeable capsules
Dedicated power supply 100 to 230v
Professional Audio Musik & Equipment review
“..the Torch-set altogether with the Oceanus definitely scores, securing a rank in the top class. …the processing is high-end, and worth every penny.”
Torch ST-221 Polar Pattern and Frequency Response Charts