LA-120

WORLD-CLASS CONFIGURABILITY AND TRANSIENT RESPONSE

DRUM OVERHEADS // ACOUSTIC GUITAR // PIANO // STRINGED INSTRUMENTS // CHOIR

$499 US STREET

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LIFELIKE TRANSPARENCY & UNMATCHED VERSATILITY

The LA-120 is a transformerless condenser microphone with world-class transparency and sonic flexibility. This uniquely configurable design is equipped with analog sound-shaping onboard and includes interchangeable Cardioid and Omni capsules for added flexibility. Unlike traditional microphone designs that utilize a transformer to introduce color and saturation, the LA-120 is built around a US-made JFET to capture the vibrance and character of a sound with unprecedented realism and authenticity.  

 
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Lauten Audio LA-120 Onboard Sound Shaping

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

The LA-120’s onboard sound-shaping eliminates the need for mic swaps and wasted time. Jump from crisp to smooth to ribbon-like sonics at the flip of a switch. Take the edge off harsh overheads, or warm up a bright piano. Add picking articulation to an acoustic guitar or perfectly capture a string quartet, all at the flip of a switch.

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CUSTOM CAPSULES

Our hand-tuned 17mm capsules provide transparent, lifelike sound with a musical blend of transient response and natural compression. This makes the LA-120 an ideal choice for use on drum overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, and piano. 

OMNI & CARDIOID POLAR PATTERNS

Lauten Audio LA-120 Cardioid Selection

Cardioid capsules will focus each microphone’s attention directly to where it is pointed, reducing the overall sound of a room in a recording.

Lauten Audio La-120 Omnidirectional Selection

Omnidirectional capsules allow the sound of a room or other off-axis instrumentation to be captured naturally and with uncolored authenticity.

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TRANSFORMERLESS

TRANSPARENCY

The LA-120 signal path is hand-populated with high-resolution, low-distortion polypropylene capacitors and resistors, built around a US-made JFET for articulate, uncolored, and high-impact performance.

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HIGH SPL ASSISTANCE (OPTIONAL)

We designed the LA-120s to excel in numerous applications, but you may want to use them on something extra loud. The optional in-line pads allow the LA-120s dynamic range and depth to be fully utilized on high SPL sound sources like toms, snare drums, and more.

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IN THE BOX

2X CARDIOD CAPSULES / 2X OMNI CAPSULES / 2X STAND MOUNTS / 2X WINDSCREENS

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2X LA-120 MICROPHONES

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2X OMNI CAPSULES

2X CARDIOID CAPSULES

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2X STAND MOUNTS

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2X WINDSCREENS

 

SPECIFICATIONS
DIAGRAMS

TYPE

TRANSFORMERLESS CONDENSER

CAPSULE

17MM PRESSURE GRADIENT

POLAR PATTERNS

CARDIOID & OMNIDIRECTIONAL

FREQ. RESPONSE

20HZ - 20KHZ 

HIGH PASS

FLAT / 50Hz / 120 Hz

LOW PASS

FLAT / 15kHz / 10 kHz

DYNAMIC RANGE

120DB MINIMUM

MAX. SPL

0.5% THD@1000HZ: 130DB

IMPEDANCE

<200 OHMS

SELF-NOISE LEVEL

< 15DB-A

SENSITIVITY

10MV/PA -40DB (0DB=1V/PA 1KHZ)

CONNECTOR

3-PIN XLR

POWER

REQUIRES 48V PHANTOM POWER

BOX DIMENSIONS

4" x 10" x 10"

IN-BOX WEIGHT

2.7lbs

MIC W/ MOUNT WEIGHT (EACH)

6oz

Lauten Audio LA-120 Polar Pattern
Lauten Audio LA-120 Frequency Chart

HIGH & LOW CUT FILTERS

FREQUENCY CURVE

CONTENT FROM OUR
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DESIGNED & TESTED

IN SILICON VALLEY, CA

EACH LA-120 IS LOVINGLY DESIGNED & CRAFTED TO LAST A LIFETIME BY THE LAUTEN AUDIO FAMILY.