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Soyuz Microphones SU-017 Tube Microphone

Soyuz Microphones SU-017
Soyuz Microphones SU-017
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Soyuz Microphones SU-017 Tube Microphone

The Soyuz Microphones SU-017 Tube Microphone delivers sound that is as rich, warm, solid, and beautiful as its hand-crafted, polished design suggests.

The striking aesthetics of the Soyuz Microphones SU-017 Tube Microphone is a direct reflection of its Russian heritage, with various elements inspired by four iconic Russian offerings: The golden domes of orthodox churches, the shiny metal sphere of the Sputnik satellite, the Soyuz rocket ship and the glory days of Tsarist architecture. The Soyuz Microphones SU-017 Tube Microphone's body comprises two polished brass hemispheres divided by a cream-colored cylinder. The hemispheres recall the church domes and Sputnik satellite; the cylinder, the Soyuz rocket. To make the body’s shape as visually pleasing and sonically stable as possible, Soyuz designed it to conform precisely to the dimensions of the Golden Ratio (1 x 1.618), which has fascinated scientists, artists and deep thinkers throughout history. Thus the body is formed by two very stable shapes: a sphere divided by a Golden Ratio cylinder.

The Soyuz Microphones SU-017 Tube Microphone capsule head joins the microphone body via an elegantly tapered neck reminiscent of Russia’s Tsarist aesthetic. This design facilitated a system of detachable and swappable capsules (cardioid [included], omnidirectional and figure-8). We believe that capsules dedicated to each polar pattern avoid the sonic compromises inherent in multi-pattern capsule systems.

And in the spirit of melding the best of East and West, where Russian components were not totally appropriate we opted for tried-and-true elements from non-Russian suppliers: Marquardt switches for the power supply; a German multi-pin microphone cable and German velvet inside the microphones wooden storage case; Neutrik connectors.

Soyuz Microphones SU-017 Tube Microphone Features

  • Cardioid capsule with gold-sputtered, hand-tuned 1 inch diaphragm
  • Optional capsules include:
    • Omnidirectional
    • Figure 8

Soyuz Microphones SU-017 Tube Microphone Specifications

  • Type: Tube condenser microphone
  • Capsules: Two 34mm membranes (one gold sputtered)
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz/20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid (swappable) with optional omnidirectional and figure 8
  • Sensitivity: 16mV/Pa
  • Impedance: 270 Ohms
  • SPL: 120 dB Equivalent Noise: 20 dB (a-weighted)
  • Tube Type: 6G1P
  • Power: Dedicated power supply- BP - 017
  • Size: 226 mm / 8.9 in length x 55 mm / 2.17 in diameter
  • Weight (body): 950 g / 2.1 lbs

Soyuz Microphones SU-017 Tube Microphone Includes

  • Wooden Box
  • Power Supply
  • 6-Pin Cable
  • Shock Mount

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