Lauten Audio expands microphone range

Lauten Audio Series Black microphones
Lauten Audio Series Black microphones

Series Black: LA-220 Solid-state vocal condenser (left) and LA-120 small diaphragm instrument pair

‘Series Black’ mic line for developing recordists now includes the LA-220 solid-state vocal condenser and LA-120 small diaphragm instrument pair

California-based Lauten Audio has announced two additions to its new line of microphones aimed at budding recordists, dubbed ‘Series Black’. The LA-220 is a solid-state, large diaphragm true-condenser studio vocal microphone, while the LA-120 is a pair of solid-state, small diaphragm FET instrument condensers.

At its core, the LA-220 features a US-made ultra-low-noise JFET amplifier, a one-inch pressure gradient, large diaphragm and a true-condenser capsule with cardioid polar pattern. The new mic features independent 120 Hz low-cut and 12 kHz high-cut filters, a transformer balanced output, and includes a spider-style shock mount.

The LA-120 mic package comes as a pair, and features interchangeable 17mm pressure gradient condenser cardioid and omni-directional capsules, US-made ultra-low-noise JFET amplifiers, 50 and 150Hz low-cut filters, 10 and 15kHz high-cut filters, and a transformer balanced output. The dual mic package ships with a wooden box and hard mounts.

“We are giving developing recordists two excellent new microphone options that complement each other, as well as the LA-320 vacuum tube condenser mic that is already available, also in the Series Black line,” says Lauten Audio’s Brian Loudenslager. “Our unique high and low-cut filters offered on these mics have already garnered rave reviews from users and professional reviewers. These features take into consideration common problems in home, basement or bedroom recording environments and make achieving great recording results easy for anyone.”

Both microphones feature two independent filters with switches located on the microphone. Available in US retailers starting in August and worldwide in October, the LA-220 has a suggested retail price of $499 (approx. £382) and the LA-120 is suggested to retail at $599 (approx. £459). For more information, visit

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