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Soyuz 017 Tube (Brass Black Edition)  From Soyuz

World-class smoothness, warmth, polish, and clarity! Sharing a similar tone to the classic "67/47" style tube mics, the 017 offers one of the smoothest top-end responses in its class with a beautiful, focused mid-range. LIMITED EDITION (ONLY 20 WORLDWIDE)

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What We Think

There are few microphones that come through our shop that has caused as much of a positive stir as the Soyuz SU-017. The level of quality of the craftsmanship is on par with, if not better than, what the makers of the markets most expensive mics have to offer. This extreme care in craftsmanship is reflected in the quality of tone as well. It is not a stretch to say that fit, finish and sound are in league with the absolute very best!

Soyuz Microphones LDC Shootout - Female vocals

This is an informal female vocal shootout that took place at Vintage Recordings in Moscow in May of 2016. All mics were recorded through an SSL 6056GSpecial Thanks to:Vera Musaelyan- VocalsAlex Guskov and Pavel Bazdyrev- video production

Manufacturer's Description from Soyuz

Swords into Plowshares; Blue Steel to Brass Black

The hometown of Soyuz, Tula, has a tradition of metallurgy dating back centuries. Local iron ore attracted craftsmen, who soon gained a reputation for the finest samovars in the Russian Empire. Where there are blacksmiths, there are guns. Soon Tula became a center of, not only ploughshares, but swords. Then guns, then tanks, then missiles. At Soyuz, we take pride in having re-directed the world-class skills of master machinists from local weapons factories into the manufacture of our world-class microphones. As a nod to the city's military past, we are proud to introduce the Brass Black series, created by using a technique called bluing to treat the brass. Traditionally used to protect steel firearms from rust, bluing gives our mics an original and timeless finish that will highlight the 017 TUBE as the centerpiece of any mic locker.

 

The 017Tube

The 017 Tube condenser represents the modern embodiment of the big, classic sound so highly prized in vintage microphones. Its hand-machined and tensioned capsules—Soyuz microphones are, like the finest musical instruments and works of art, completely handmade—enable details to be captured with stunning depth and warmth, and impart a silky transparency to the upper frequencies. These sonic characteristics, inherent to the 017’s design, allow it to transmit subtle nuance—as that of delicate vocal and string performances—while complementing the challenging transients of complex instruments. 

The engineers at Soyuz have spent decades studying, servicing, and building classic microphones; the resulting pool of knowledge, craft and skill—combined with the ears of numerous musicians, producers and audio engineers—has culminated in the creation of the 017 Series’ custom S17 cardiod capsule (an omni-directional capsule is also available).  Featuring a gold-sputtered, hand-tuned 34mm diaphragm, the S17 is loosely based on the original K67 capsule developed by Neumann in 1960. Far from creating another clone of a classic, however, Soyuz has further developed the design, modifying its assembly and tuning. The result, when paired with Soyuz’s original schematic, is unique and uniquely musical. 

As with all Soyuz microphones, 017 Tubes are manually machined, transformers—all Soyuz microphones are transformer-based—are wound in-house, and all wiring is true point-to-point.

The 017 Tube has quickly become the go-to vocal microphone of such artists as Coldplay, Radiohead, Shawn Mendes, the Lumineers, and Paramore, among others. Well-known producers and engineers who have adopted it include Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck), Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Lumineers, Lady Gaga), Sylvia Massy (Prince, Johnny Cash), and Butch Walker (Pink, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne) and many more.

 

Features:

 ♦ 100% handmade in Russia

 ♦ 34mm gold sputtered diaphragm capsule

 ♦ In-house wound transformers

 ♦ 6ZH1P military grade pentode tube

 ♦ Optional capsule: omni

 ♦ Heavy duty shock mount

 ♦ Comes in a velvet-lined, hand-crafted Russian hardwood box.

Soyuz Microphones

About Manufacturer

Boutique, hand-made microphones from Russia. Possessing a stunning visual look and a smooth, rich, but clear and focused sound quality, the Soyuz mics have already made a very large impression on the industry after only being around for a very short amount of time. Popular artists such as Radiohead, Coldplay, Paramore, and The Lumineers have gone on record to support the mics and confirm they were used on their most recent records.

Specifications

Type- Tube condenser microphone

Capsule- Two 34mm membranes (one gold sputtered)

Frequency Range- 20Hz/20kHz

Polar Pattern- Cardioid (swappable) with optional omnidirectional and figure 8

Sensitivity- 16mV/Pa

Impedance- 270 Ohms

SPL -120 dB Equivalent Noise- 20 dB (a-weighted)

Tube Type- 6ZH1P

Power- Dedicated power supply- BP - 017

Size- 226mm length x 55mm diameter

Weight- 950g

Extras- handmade oak suitcase, power supply, 6 pin cable, shock mount, mic clip, spare tube.

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