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Lauten Audio Torch ST-221 Stereo Pair Microphones  From Lauten

SDC Stereo Pair

Lauten Audio

What We Think

 *As of July, 31st, 2014 this product is no longer being manufactured or sold. The retirement is not due to any fault of the product. Through our distributors, we plan to continue to offer replacement parts for all electronic components including capsules, vacuum tubes, circuit boards, transformers etc., for a period of 3-years from the end of life date (July, 31st, 2014). -Lauten Audio

These small diaphragm tube mics are incredibly unique. They have a rich, dark tone, surprising for a small diaphragm mic , and sound great on tons of applications. In our studio we've used them on trumpets, acoustic guitars, guitar amps, toms, and more! Lauten Audio has created a very cool, modern microphone that is a must have for any mic locker.

How to Record Jazz Trumpet with the Lauten Audio Torch ST-221s

The Torches from Lauten Audio are small diaphragm tube condenser microphones that are extremely versatile and incredibly unique. In this video demonstration we have recorded some Jazz trumpet with the Torch ST 221s. The surprisingly rich and full lower end on this small diaphragm microphone has an almost ribbon-like quality to it - making it a great candidate for recording horns. Thanks to trumpeter Jim Ketch for his great performance - check out his website at jimketch(dot)com. Record strings, guitars, drums, and more with these modern microphones. Call Sound Pure today to learn more about the great microphones we carry. 919.682.5552.

Manufacturer's Description from Lauten

The ST-221 Torch is the most unique and versatile pair of small diaphragm microphones you will find. It has a surprisingly big low-end and fast transient response, producing original sound when recording instruments. Featuring 21 accessories, these microphones can meet every challenge in the modern day studio.

Internally each ST-221 Torch features custom tuned 15.25mm diaphragm cardioid and omni capsules, which produce a unique conversion of sound waves. The subminiature military grade vacuum tube generates a fantastic tone and adds a unique character in your recordings. Finally, the custom-wound output transformer and premium electronics come together to give you exceptional performance and original sound.

*Omnidirectional and cardioid polar patterns
*NOS (New-old-stock) military grade vacuum tube
*Robust vintage style body
*Low self-noise
*Custom wound output transformer
*High dynamic range

Included Accessories
*Omnidirectional and cardioid capsules
*Sustainably farmed wood mic box
*Custom foam windscreens
*Hard mounts
*Shock mounts
*Custom stereo mounting bar
*Premium Gotham 7-pin tube mic cables
*Power Supplies
*Deluxe flight case

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.


*Circuit:Vacuum Tube 
*Type:Pressure gradient condenser 
*Polar Pattern:Cardioid & Omnidirectional 
*Freq. Response:30Hz-20KHz 
*Dynamic Range:117dB minimum 
*Impedance:< 200 ohms 
*Max. SPL 0.5%THD@1000Hz: 132dB 
*Self-noise level:< 15dB(A) 
*Sensitivity:14mV/Pa OR -38 2dB 0dB=1V/Pa 1000Hz 
*Special Features: Interchangeable capsules 
*Connectors:7-pin XLR & 3-Pin Standard XLR 
*Power Requirement: Dedicated power supply 100 to 230v