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Lauten Audio LS-208 Microphone  From Lauten

Front Address Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Lauten Audio


Retail:  $850.00

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LDC Tube Shootout on Small and Large Body Acoustic Guitars

  This blind shootout focuses on four of our favorite large diaphragm tube mics, the Lauten Oceanus, CharterOak SA538B, Peluso P12, and the Miktek CV4. First we'll hear them on a small body guitar using a finger style technique, then we switch it up to showcase how they sound using a flat pick technique on a large body guitar. All four of these mics were run through our Vintech 573 preamps and Apogee Symphony converter. If you want to know which mic is which and/or want to get the full length high resolution files for yourself, send us a quick email at mics@soundpure.com. Additionall all four of these mics are available for SoundPure's unique Try-Before-You-Buy program, so if you would like to hear how one of these mics will sound in your studio with your gear, give us a call and we'd be happy to talk more with you. If you like what you hear, check out this gear at SoundPure.com or give us a call anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching

Manufacturer's Description from Lauten


The Lauten Audio LS-208 is a professional front-address large diaphragm condenser voice and instrument microphone that brings brilliance and expressiveness to broadcast, sound reinforcement, podcasting, and studio recording.

The LS-208 features a wide frequency response with a full 120dB of dynamic range and 135dB of SPL handling without the need for attenuation. The excellent off-axis rejection makes the LS-208 perfect for focusing on the sound source while reducing bleed in lively environments. Constructed from high-quality components and outfitted with frequency shaping high and low-cut filters, the LS-208 comes with a spider shock mount great for broadcast, a hard mount for tight spots, a foam windscreen to protect from plosives, and a rugged road case housing all these accessories.


  • Spoken Voice, Singing, and Voice-overs

  • Radio Broadcasting

  • Podcasting

  • Highly dynamic instruments and environments

  • Close micing drums and guitar amps

  • Studio quality recordings nearly anywhere

  • Full 120dB (135dB total) of dynamic range

  • Wide frequency response and studio quality sound

  • Excellent off-axis sound rejection

  • Independent 2-stage low & high-cut filters

  • Internally shock mounted pressure gradient condenser element

  • Includes spider shock mount, hard mount, windscreen


Lauten Audio

About Manufacturer

Based in California, Lauten Audio was founded almost a decade ago by Brian Loudenslager, who saw a need for well thought-out mics with a unique character. Working in collaboration with Grammy nominated engineer and producer Mike Terry and theoretical physicist Dr. Charles Chen, Brian started working on the Horizon, which they wanted to be a unique-sounding work-horse studio microphone. Two years later the Horizon was introduced. 8 years later, Lauten Audio has become known as a leader in original-sounding microphones with unique timbre, and has garnered a loyal following. Lauten audio does not clone classic or vintage microphones, and instead starts with a clean slate to bring you a truly original product.



Type: Front-Address Pressure gradient large diaphragm transducer microphone.
Polar Patterns: Cardioid
Circuit: JFET transistor with transformer balanced output
Frequency Range:20Hz-20KHz
Dynamic Range: 135dB (Full Range >120dB) without the need of internal or external attenuation (15dB
to 135dB)
Impedance: >150 ohms
SPL Handling: >135dB (0.5%THD@1000Hz)
Self-noise Level:<15dB-A
Sensitivity: 5mV/Pa-46dBV (0 dB=1V/Pa 1kHz)
Special Features: Independent 50 & 120Hz low-cut & 8 & 10 kHz high-cut filters
Connector: 3-pin XLR
Power Requirement: +48v Phantom power
Microphone only: 1.05lbs –0.48kg
w/ shock mount 1.75lbs –0.79kg
w/ hard mount: 1.30lbs –0.59kg
w/ case and accessories: 5.40lbs –2.45kg
Length: 7.5in (19.05cm)
Diameter (w/ arm): 1.98in (5.3cm)
With Shock mount
Width: 4.7in (12cm)
Depth: 4.8in (12.2cm)





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