RECORD WHERE ISOLATION IS NEEDED, BUT HARD TO ACHIEVE
ELECTRIC GUITAR // PERCUSSION
SIDE ADDRESS CONDENSER
The LS-308 is a problem solver - a microphone designed specifically for when isolation is needed, but difficult to achieve. This one-of-a-kind, side address condenser microphone hears like a laser, sounds like a ribbon, and is able to withstand a staggering 135dB of SPL without internal padding. Track electric guitars in front of a live drum kit, or the bottom of a snare drum with astonishing isolation and dynamic range.
270 degrees of off-axis rejection allows you to confidently capture loud, impactful sounds live without the need to replace toms or re-track guitars due to bleed.
DARK BY DESIGN
Creating a microphone with such strong off-axis rejection had a unique timbral side-effect -- a sound similar to a ribbon microphone, but without the fragility. This classic timbre can be further shaped with two analog filters that allow for immediate sound-shaping right at the source.
HIGH SPL & DYNAMIC RANGE
The ability to withstand a staggering 135dB of SPL without internal padding makes the LS-208 a perfect choice for extremely loud and dynamic sound sources. Even at close proximity, the sound of the LS-208 remains astonishingly natural and life-like.
The LS-308 signal path is finalized with high resolution, low distortion polypropylene capacitors and resistors, a US made low-noise FET, and a custom wound output transformer. The result is a massively impactful sound with unmatched isolation and SPL handling.
ANALOG SOUND SHAPING
Two dedicated filters allow for immediate sound-shaping right at the source, removing the need to change out microphones in order to get the sound you want. Record a tight and bright snare drum or a dark and sultry vocal at the flip of a switch.
SPECIFICATIONS & DIAGRAMS
- Type: Side-address pressure gradient FET condenser
- Capsule: 32mm
- Polar Paterns: Second-order cardioid
- Freq. Response: 20hz - 20khz (roll off begins at 7khz due to rejection)
- Dynamic Range: 135dB Minimum
- Max. Spl: >135dB (0.5% THD @ 1000hz)
- Impedance: >150ohms
- Self-Noise Level: < 15dB-A
- Sensitivity: 10.5M/PA -46dBV (ODB=1V/PA 1khz)
- Connector: 3-Pin XLR
- Power: Requires 48V Phantom Power
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