The LA-120 is a transformerless condenser microphone with world-class transparency and sonic flexibility. This uniquely configurable design is equipped with analog sound-shaping onboard and includes interchangeable Cardioid and Omni capsules for added flexibility. Unlike traditional microphone designs that utilize a transformer to introduce color and saturation, the LA-120 is built around a US-made JFET to capture the vibrance and character of a sound with unprecedented realism and authenticity.
IDEAL FOR USE ON
- Drum Overheads
- Acoustic Guitar
- Stringed Instruments
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
The LA-120’s onboard sound-shaping eliminates the need for mic swaps and wasted time. Jump from crisp to smooth to ribbon-like sonics at the flip of a switch. Take the edge off harsh overheads, or warm up a bright piano. Add picking articulation to an acoustic guitar, or perfectly capture a string quartet, all at the flip of a switch.
Our hand-tuned 17mm capsules provide transparent, lifelike sound with a musical blend of transient response and natural compression. This makes the LA-120 an ideal choice for use on drum overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, and piano.
OMNI & CARDIOID POLAR PATTERNS
Cardioid capsules will focus each microphone’s attention directly to where it is pointed, reducing the overall sound of a room in a recording. Omnidirectional capsules allow the sound of a room or other off-axis instrumentation to be captured naturally and with uncolored authenticity.
The LA-120 signal path is hand-populated with high resolution, low distortion polypropylene capacitors and resistors, built around a US-made JFET for articulate, uncolored, and high-impact performance.
HIGH SPL ASSISTANCE (OPTIONAL)
We designed the LA-120s to excel in numerous applications, but you may want to use them on something extra loud. The optional in-line pads allow the LA-120s dynamic range and depth to be fully utilized on high SPL sound sources like toms, snare drums, and more.
DESIGNED & TESTED IN SILICON VALLEY, CA
Each LA-120 is lovingly designed and built to last a lifetime by the Lauten Audio family.
IN THE BOX
- 2x LA-120 Microphone Bodies
- 2x Cardioid Capsules
- 2x Omni Capsules
- 2x Stand Mounts
- 2x Windscreens
- QuickStart Guide
- Registration Card
- Type: Transformerless condenser
- Capsule: 17mm pressure gradient
- Polar Patterns: Cardioid & Omnidirectional
- Response: 20Hz-20KHz
- High Pass: Flat / 50Hz / 120Hz
- Low Pass: Flat / 15kHz / 10kHz
- Dynamic Range: 120dB minimum
- SPL: 0.5%THD@1000Hz: 130dB
- Impedance: <200 ohms
- Self-noise level: < 15dB-A
- Sensitivity: 10mV/Pa -40dB (0dB=1V/Pa 1KHz)
- Connector: 3-pin XLR
- Power: Requires 48v Phantom Power
- Box Dimensions: 4” x 10” x 10”
- Weight: 2.7lbs
- Mic W/ Mount Weight (Each): 6oz