The Soyuz Microphones 017 FET Microphone delivers sound as rich, warm, and beautiful as its handcrafted, polished design suggests. Swappable capsules make this high performance microphone at home in a wide range of critical recording applications, from vocals to orchestral instruments.
The Soyuz Microphones 017 FET Microphone shares the SU-017's cardioid capsule, featuring a gold-sputtered, hand-tuned one-inch diaphragm. An omni-directional capsule is currently available, with additional patterns in development. As with all Soyuz microphones, the SU-019 is completely handmade: bodies and capsules are manually machined, transformers are wound in-house, and all wiring is true point-to-point. The Soyuz Microphones 017 FET Microphone features a carefully designed, low-noise Field Effect Transistor topography and the rich sound of custom in-house created and crafted toroidal transformers.
In addition to excelling at recording vocals and orchestral instruments, the SU-019 has proven to be with the available 10, 15, or 20db pads ideal for recording such difficult to capture high-decibel sources as kick drums and guitar and bass amplifiers.
The Soyuz Microphones 017 FET Microphone employs the same handmade capsule as the SU-017, a proprietary toroidal transformer, and a completely original circuit design. These elements work together to deliver a tonal character that is as rich and detailed as it's tube brother's, but with the slightly faster transient response characteristic of a FET microphone.
Soyuz Microphones 017 FET Microphone Features
- 100% handmade in Russia
- Proprietary toroidal transformer
- 34mm gold sputtered diaphragm capsule
- Optional capsule: omni
- Optional pads: -10 dB, -15 dB, -20 dB
- Comes in a velvet-lined, hand-crafted Russian hardwood box
Soyuz Microphones 017 FET Microphone Specifications
- Type: Condenser FET microphone
- Capsules: Two 34mm membranes (one gold sputtered);
- Frequency Range: 20Hz/20kHz;
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid (swappable) with optional omnidirectional capsule;
- Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa;
- Impedance: 200 Ohms;
- SPL: 140 dB;
- Equivalent Noise: 18 dB (a-weighted);
- Power: 48 V Phantom;
- Size: 226mm length x 55mm diameter;
- Weight: 930g;
Soyuz Microphones 017 FET Microphone Includes
- Soyuz Microphones 017 FET Microphone
- Wooden microphone box
- Heavy duty shock mount
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SoyuzMade: Building The Soyuz 017 FET Microphone
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I purchased the Soyuz SU-019 microphone from Front End Audio and first of all I need to say how great the communication and customer service is from Front End Audio. I've never had anything but a great experience from this group of people. Now, on to the mic. I also have the higher end Soyuz SU-017 and have done a comparison between them recently. The SU-017 has an addictive silky sound on vocals but the SU-019 is stellar in its own right and matches up very well against its more expensive sibling. I really like the SU-019 of male vocals on recordings that are a little more rock n roll. It has a crisp attack and a very full sound similar to the SU-017 but not quite and rounded and silky. Both mics are winners and you can't go wrong with either one. Both will be staying in my mic collection for a long time.