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Lauten Audio LS-308  From Lauten

Noise rejecting, high-dynamic range mic — a ‘problem solver’ for challenging recording situations when isolation is essential.

Lauten Audio


Retail:  $700.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Lauten

The LS-308 offers 270 degrees of side and rear frequency rejection reducing nearby sound by up to 25dB. The rejection is achieved with Lauten Audios’ unique dual, large-diaphragm pressure gradient transducer element in combination with its specially designed circuit. The LS-308 is intended for use in multi-person close-proximity vocal dialogue, like close-quarter broadcast commentary, or when the rejection of other instruments, crowds, etc., in a live studio, on-stage or sound reinforcement is desired.

The LS-308 does not require pre-attenuation and can handle 135dB+ of SPL. The circuit also allows for an ultra-wide 120db of dynamic range. These features give engineers the ability to capture high dynamic sources, and in noisy environments

The Independent, multi-stage, high and low-cut filters help engineers balance recordings at the microphone and aid in successfully capturing the source. The 2-stage low-cut aids in reducing low frequency rumble and proximity effect. The 2-stage high-cut helps tame high frequencies.

Fully accessorized both internally and externally, the LS-308 comes with the following.

▪ Internally shock mounted transducer elements to help reduce rumble and handling.

▪ Detachable side swing arm mount

▪ Hard mount for added mounting versatility

▪ Foam windscreen to protect the transducer element from plosives, wind, and debris

▪ Hard-case that fits all accessories and built for the rigors of the road.

Unlike any microphone of its kind on the market today, the LS-308 offers exceptional noise rejection and dynamic-range capabilities for recording in challenging environments.


Key Features

270 degrees of off-axis sound rejection

Full 120dB (135dB total) of dynamic range without the need of additional attenuation

Independent 2-stage low and high-cut frequency switches

Internally shock mounted pressure gradient condenser elements

Swing-arm mount with 135 degrees of movement (removable)

Included threaded hard mount

Foam windscreen for plosive and wind rejection

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: Side-Address (Silver) Pressure gradient large diaphragm transducer microphone. 

Polar Patterns: Second-order cardioid 

Circuit: JFET transistor with transformer balanced output 

Frequency Range: 20Hz-20KHz 

Dynamic Range: 135dB (>120dB (15dB to 135dB)) without the need of internal or external attenuation 

Impedance: >150 ohms 

SPL Handling: >135dB (0.5%THD@1000Hz) 

Self-noise Level: <15dB-A 

Sensitivity: 1.5mV/Pa -56dBV (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 

Weight: Microphone only: 1.25lbs – 0.57kg 

w/ swing arm: 1.4lb – 0.64kg 

w/ hard mount: 1.5lbs – 0.68kg 

w/ case and accessories – 4.6lbs –2.09kg 

Dimensions (no case): Height: 7.25in (18.4cm) 

Width (w/ arm): 2.46in (6.25cm) 

Depth: 3.75in (9.53cm) 

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