The Clarion is our unique take on a vintage FET condenser microphone modified with a touch of modern, top-end air. This custom-crafted studio workhorse captures vocals with faithful and present realism, kick drums with rich detailed impact, and bass guitar with astonishing depth and dimension. Like all Signature microphones, the Clarion is designed and crafted by the Lauten Audio family in Silicon Valley, CA.
-10dB is useful when more color and saturation from a high-end preamp is desired, or when paired with very loud sounds.
0dB sets the output of the Clarion to its default output gain selection.
+10dB is ideal for use with quiet sound sources and consumer-grade audio interfaces where more character from the microphone itself is desired.
THREE-WAY GAIN STAGING
MUCH MORE THAN JUST A PAD
A BETTER CLASSIC CAPSULE
Our custom designed 35mm capsule is hand-tuned to deliver vintage sound with just the right amount of air. This dual diaphragm design captures sounds with depth, realism and exceptional transient response.
FIGURE-8 captures sound equally from the front and back of the microphone for a more open, natural recording.
EACH SELECTION DETERMINES WHAT THE CLARION HEARS.
The Clarion signal path is populated with high resolution, low distortion polypropylene capacitors, a US made low-noise FET, and a custom wound output transformer that puts the finishing touches on every sound that passes through it's copper windings. The result is a classic, open, mix-ready sound brimming with life.
After being hand-polished, the Clarion's solid brass enclosure is hand finished with a durable, non-toxic ceramic coating and baked in an oven for curing before final assembly, burn-in, and testing.