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LS-208

Front Address Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

MSRP: $899

US STREET: $599

The Lauten Audio LS-208 is a professional front-address large diaphragm condenser voice and instrument microphone that brings brilliance and expressiveness to broadcast, sound reinforcement, podcasting, and studio recording.

The LS-208 features a wide frequency response with a full 120dB of dynamic range and 135dB of SPL handling without the need for attenuation. The excellent off-axis rejection makes the LS-208 perfect for focusing on the sound source while reducing bleed in lively environments. Constructed from high-quality components and outfitted with frequency shaping high and low-cut filters, the LS-208 comes with a spider shock mount great for broadcast, a hard mount for tight spots, a foam windscreen to protect from plosives, and a rugged road case housing all these accessories.

LS-208 AT A GLANCE
  • Spoken Voice, Singing, and Voice-overs

  • Radio Broadcasting

  • Podcasting

  • Highly dynamic instruments and environments

  • Close micing drums and guitar amps

  • Studio quality recordings nearly anywhere

  • Full 120dB (135dB total) of dynamic range

  • Wide frequency response and studio quality sound

  • Excellent off-axis sound rejection

  • Independent 2-stage low & high-cut filters

  • Internally shock mounted pressure gradient condenser element

  • Includes spider shock mount, hard mount, windscreen

STUDIO QUALITY ON RADIO & STAGE

The LS-208 is a professional front-address large-diaphragm condenser microphone designed for studio, live, broadcast recording and sound reinforcement. The LS-208 brings the brilliance and clarity of high-end studio microphones and combines it with the handling capabilities of a dynamic microphone. 

BRILLIANT RECORDINGS

The LS-208 does not require pre-attenuation but can handle 135dB SPL due to its circuit design. Highly unique for a microphone of its type is its ability to capture a full 120db of dynamic range without the use of internal or external pre-attenuation. This gives engineers the ability to capture brilliant recordings of highly dynamic instruments and environments without sacrificing sound quality.

EXCELLENT OFF-AXIS REJECTION

The LS-208 also features excellent off-axis rejection. It will provide excellent rejection of off-axis voices, instruments, crowds, etc., making it great for live radio broadcast and podcasts, or for multi-instrument, live-studio and on-stage recording or sound reinforcement.

INDEPENDENT FILTERS

The Independent, multi-stage, high and low-cut filters help engineers balance recordings at the microphone and aid in successfully capturing the performance reducing the need for mixing. The 2-stage low-cut aids in reducing low-end rumble, muddiness, and proximity effect. The 2-stage high-cut helps tame bright instruments and high frequencies. 

SHIPS FULLY ACCESSORIZED
  • Spider-shock mount with threaded nut and adjustable elbow joint.

  • Hard mount with threaded nut and adjustable elbow joint.

  • Foam windscreen to protect against plosives, wind, and debris

  • Hard case that fits all accessories and is built for the rigors of the road.

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
  • Full 120dB (135dB total) of dynamic range

  • Wide frequency response and studio quality sound

  • Excellent off-axis sound rejection

  • Independent 2-stage low & high-cut filters

  • Internally shock mounted pressure gradient condenser element

  • Includes spider shock mount, hard mount, windscreen

  • Type: Front-Address large diaphragm pressure gradient transducer

  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid

  • Circuit: JFET transistor with transformer balanced output

  • Frequency Range:  20Hz-20KHz

  • Dynamic Range: 135dB  

  • Impedance: >150 ohms

  • SPL Handling: >135dB (0.5%THD@1000Hz)

  • Self-noise Level: <15dB-A

  • Sensitivity: 5mV/Pa -46dBV (0 dB=1V/Pa 1kHz)

  • Special Features:

                                    50 & 120Hz low-cut 

                                    8 & 10 kHz high-cut filters

  • Connector: 3-pin XLR

  • Power Requirement: +48v Phantom power

  • Weight: Microphone only: 1.05lbs – 0.48kg

                     w/ shock mount: 1.75lbs – 0.79kg

                     w/ hard mount: 1.30lbs – 0.59kg

                     w/ case and accessories: 5.40lbs – 2.45kg    

  • Dimensions: Length: 7.5in (19.05cm)

                             Diameter (w/ arm): 1.98in (5.3cm)

                    With Shock mount

                             Width: 4.7in (12cm)

                             Depth: 4.8in (12.2cm)

POLAR PATTERNS & FREQUENCY RESPONSE
OPERATION MANUAL

Specifications and descriptions subject to change without notice.

WARRANTY

This microphone comes with a 1 year limited warranty from date of sale from authorized dealer/distributor. Items limited to 90-days coverage include shock mounts, shock mount bands, cases, boxes, cables, microphone bags, and vacuum tubes.

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