SMALL DIAPHRAGM CONDENSER
The LA-120 is a transformerless and sonically flexible, small-diaphragm condenser microphone for recording and live sound applications. This dynamic and transparent design is equipped with two dedicated filters for analog sound-shaping at the source, and ships with interchangeable capsules for added sonic flexibility. Unlike traditional microphone designs that utilize a transformer to introduce color and saturation, the LA-120 utilizes a USA made JFET to capture the uncolored vibrance and character of an instrument with life and authenticity.
Immediate analog sound-shaping comes courtesy of the LA-120’s two onboard filters. These allow you to shape sounds at the source, removing the need to change microphones to get the sound you want. Add warmth and weight to anemic percussion or remove harshness and boominess from an acoustic guitar at the flip of a switch.
A microphone's capsule captures music's most meaningful moments and converts them into electricity with relentless results. Our hand-tuned 17mm capsules provide a natural, vibrant timbre without the harshness often found in affordable microphone designs. This makes it an ideal choice for use on drums, acoustic guitar, choir, orchestra and piano.
SELECTABLE POLAR PATTERNS
Cardioid capsules focus the LA-120's attention directly on where it is pointed, reducing the overall sound of the room in a recording.
Omnidirectional capsules allow the sound of the room or other off-axis instrumentation to be captured in a more open and natural manner.
Instead of utilizing a transformer to color its sound, the LA-120 is built around a low noise USA-made JFET, which allows it to capture the transient dynamics and true character of a sound source with realism and authenticity.
The LA-120 signal path is populated with high resolution, low distortion polypropylene capacitors, resistors, and a US-made JFET for dynamic, articulate, and uncolored performance.