Soyuz 017 Tube Demo/Open Box  From Soyuz

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

Soyuz Microphones

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

The SU-017 large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone delivers sound that is as rich, warm, solid, and beautiful as its hand-crafted, polished design suggests. Swappable capsules make this high-performance microphone at home in a wide range of critical recording applications, from vocals to orchestral instruments.

The SU-017 features a cardioid capsule with a gold-sputtered, hand-tuned 34mm diaphragm; an omni-directional capsule is currently available, with additional patterns in development. As with all Soyuz microphones, the SU-017 is completely handmade: bodies and capsules are manually machined, transformers are wound in-house, and all wiring is true point-to-point.

 The SU-017 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.

Sound

The SU-017 redefines the classic tube large diaphragm microphone. Soyuz' proprietary transformer, vintage tube, and handmade capsule work in concert to create a sound that is rich and balanced across the frequency spectrum, with a top end that is open and never harsh.

 Features:

  • 100% handmade in Russia;
  • 34mm gold sputtered diaphragm capsule;
  • In-house wound transformer inside;
  • 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
Capsules: 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: 6G1P
Power: Dedicated power supply- BP - 017
Size: 226mm length x 55mm diameter
Weight: 950g
Extras: wooden microphone box, power supply, 6 pin cable, shock mount

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