Lauten Audio LA-220 FET Microphone

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The Lauten Audio LA-220 FET Microphone is a professional and versatile microphone for studio vocal and instrument recording.

At its core the LA-220 features a U.S. made ultra-low-noise JFET amplifier, a 1″ pressure gradient true-condenser capsule with cardioid polar pattern, independent 120 Hz low-cut and 12 kHz high-cut filters, and a transformer balanced output. The low-cut filter helps reduce boomy lows or low-end room rumble; the high-cut filter helps to tame bright rooms and sources. These features help you to achieve excellent recordings regardless of your skill level.

You are ready for this
Get ready to enter the world of professional studio microphones. It's time for you to let the Series Black LA-220 lead the way into that professoinal tone you've been looking for. Designed for the budding the recordist, the LA-220 is the best entry into professional quality recordings with a professional studio microphone. We've made it easy to use and affordable for anyone to get serious about their sound.

Independent filters clean your tone
The high and low cut filters make solving common problems in home, basement or bedroom recording environments easy. The LA-220 features two independent filters located on the microphone and easy to engage via switches located on the front. If the room or source is boomy, or you have low-end rumble from outside sources like road noise, furnace, air conditioner etc., turn on the low-cut filter and eliminate the problem. Want to get away from the “harsh” tone you hear about? Then use the high-cut to roll-off above 12k and tame your source. What's even cooler is you can use both filters at the same time making this microphone extremely versatile and your solution to problems before the recording hits your hard drive.

Incredible price performance ratio
Make no mistake, the LA-220 is a professional level condenser microphone. Inside is a large, 1-inch pressure gradient true-condenser capsule and ultra-low-noise USA JFET amplifier. It also contains high quality polypropylene capacitors and resistor, components found in much more expensive microphones. We have utilized our many years of experience to create the best price to performance ratio of any large diaphragm FET microphone. Any engineer is sure to be pleased with their results.

Equipped and ready for recording
The LA-220 comes equipped with a spider shock mount to isolate the microphone from vibrations such as a tapping foot or outside rumble from street noise.

Lauten Audio LA-220 FET Microphone Features

  • Professional level vocal and instrument condenser microphone
  • Ideal for creating vibrant modern vocals
  • High-cut filter tames bright sources
  • Low-cut filter removes room rumble and muddiness
  • Ultra-low-noise USA JFET amplifier for superior solid-state sound
  • Vintage inspired transformer balanced output

Lauten Audio LA-220 FET Microphone Specifications

  • Type: 1 inch dual large diaphragm pressure gradient transducer microphone.
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid
  • Circuit: JFET transistor with transformer balanced output
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz-20KHz
  • Dynamic Range: 120dB minimum
  • Impedance: < 200 ohms
  • Max. SPL: 0.5%THD@1000Hz: 130dB
  • Self-noise Level: <15dB-A
  • Sensitivity: 16mV/Pa -40dB (0 dB=1V/Pa 1kHz)
  • Special Features: Selectable, independent 120Hz low-cut & 12 kHz high-cut filters
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR
  • Power Requirement: +48v Phantom power

Lauten Audio LA-220 FET Microphone Includes

  • Lauten Audio LA-220
  • Shock Mount
  • 1 year Limited Warranty

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  • 5
    Shockingly good for drum overheads
    James Williams

    I picked up two of these from Front End Audio as cheap drum overheads for my second drumkit, which is an acrylic kit from SJC and quite cold for recording purposes. I have a range of other lower-cost microphones, including 2xWA-47jrs, 2x SE2200, 2x SE X1Ss, Lewitt 440/540, as well as a few higher end mics from Mesanovic, Royer, SE, etc. These mics have what I would call a bright and clear frequency response, but, unlike a lot of cheap condenser mics, the sound is not brittle. Bright, but not scooped in the lows or mids. On cymbals, the LA-220 was extremely good, offering top end detail and capture of cymbal harmonics that actually outcompeted several more expensive models. It outperformed its price range competitors handily at that task, and hung in with the SE4400 and SE T2. Comparing it to a reference KM184, it didn't capture all of the subtlety and harmonic range of the cymbals, but it did very well considering its cost. It picked up the toms nicely as well. I preferred its sound on a set of Zildjians to the Lewitt 440 and 540, which are both very solid microphones in their own right. The lack of a pad switch hasn't been a real issue, but I haven't used the low pass or high pass switch either. I have to run it against the Miktek MK300, Roswell MiniK47, and 3U warblers if I can beg/borrow/steal them. At the moment it is a great drum mic for the cost. The only downside to date is the shock mount. The shock mount grips the mic securely, but does not offer much in the way of isolation from shocks. Tap the mic stand on the LA-220, then tap the mic stand on a WA-47jr, SE VR1, Cascade Fathead, etc. It seems like Lauten chose a shockmount designed for a heavier mic, but the LA-220 is quite light. The design is fine, but the elastic straps need to be switched out for something lighter that offers less tension and therefore greater mic movement.

  • 5
    LA 220 vocals

    I'm not a singer (just a songwriter) but if you like music a lil heavy w some distortion you can see how it picked up my voice (I don't use "autotunes") in my home studio (in an apartment w plenty of outside noise). This mic helps lol

  • 5
    LA 220 vocals

    I'm not a singer (just a songwriter) but if you like music a lil heavy w some distortion you can see how it picked up my voice (I don't use "autotunes") in my home studio (in an apartment w plenty of outside noise). This mic helps lol

  • 5
    Lauten Audio LA-220

    Thanks to Ryan and his great help! I love the mic, best LDC I've used in my studio!