Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII Small Diaphragm Tube Microphone Details
The TS-1 MKII is a small diaphragm tube condenser microphone, unique in design, and versatile in application. Driven by newly designed vacuum tube electronics and utilizing a U.S. made MIL-Spec 5840 NOS tube, the TS-1 MKII provides an unmatched combination of sparkle and warmth without the overly bright sonic qualities of other leading pencil condensers. The power supply's unique adjustable Heater Voltage control customizes the tube to allow tailoring of the microphone to your tonal requirements. A precision voltage meter provides repeatability. Note: The Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII now includes the TS1-L Large Diaphragm Capsule!
Included with Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII Small Diaphragm Tube Microphone
- TS-1 MKII small diaphragm tube condenser microphone
- AC power supply with adjustable tube heater voltage control
- Cardioid capsule
- Omni capsule
- TS1-L Large Diaphragm Capsule
- TS-1 MKII shock mount
- 25-foot 7-pin microphone cable
- AC power cable
- Aluminum carrying case
- One year warranty
Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII Small Diaphragm Tube Microphone Applications
The TS-1 MKII is excellent for accurately capturing a wide variety of instruments including stringed, percussion, wind instruments, and more. This microphone responds extremely well to transients. It performs flawlessly when recording toms and snares, or being used as an overhead pair.
Included with the TS-1 MKII are three interchangeable capsules, one cardioid, an omni, and a large diaphragm TS1-L. The cardioid capsule is best used when you desire to pick up specific sound sources, such as one guitar within an ensemble. The omni capsule is used when you wish to pick up a wider area, such as a group of instruments. The large diaphragm TS1-L capsule has a 1-inch diameter, gold sputtered diaphragm that is 3-microns thick. It is switchable between cardioid and omni, and will transform the TS-1 MKII into a warm, vocal or bass instrument microphone.
Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII Small Diaphragm Tube Microphone Electronic Features
The TS-1 MKII is a plate loaded, triode-strapped, pentode design using a MIL SPEC NOS 5840 tube. With its capsules designed to withstand up to 130dB SPL, the TS-1 MKII can be used in very loud sonic environments without significant distortion.
Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII Small Diaphragm Tube Microphone Specifications
- Transducer type: Gold sputtered; 3 microns thick
- Vacuum Tube: U.S. Made MIL SPEC NOS 5840
- Output impedance: 200 ohms
- Sensitivity: -35dB (@ 1 KHz, re 0dB=1V/Pa)
- Noise: 19dB-A
- Maximum Output: 130dB SPL
- Frequency Response:
- Cardioid capsule 70Hz – 20 kHz +/- 4 dB
- Omni capsule 30Hz – 20 kHz +/- 4 dB
- Hypercardioid capsule 80Hz – 20 kHz +/- 4 dB
- Large Diaphragm capsule 30Hz – 20 kHz +/- 4 dB
Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII Small Diaphragm Tube Microphone Audio Clips
NOTE: WAV files are recordings of original TS-1 -- TS-1 MKII audio samples Coming Soon!
Here are some mono .wav files that can be listened to or downloaded onto your computer. The files are named with the microphone that was used in the recording. To listen to a file, simply click on the filename. To download to your computer for comparison listening, right click on the filename and copy it to any location on your computer. You may then load these files into any audio program that will accept the .wav format.
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