Reissue of a Classic cardioid FET condenser microphone with large diaphragm inspired by the legendary K67 capsule
The Soundelux U195 is a cardioid FET condenser microphone with large diaphragm inspired by the legendary K67 capsule.
The Soundelux U195 has been reissued by David Bock, the original Soundelux designer, and is an exact reissue of the Elux 195 as it was also known then. It features a unique tone control switch that offers either a flat frequency response with a high- end boost or a Fat mode providing a boost between 10Hz and 400Hz recreating the tone of vintage valve microphones. The mode works by affecting the negative feedback built into the circuit. The U195 also includes a non-capacitive pad which reduces the mic’s sensitivity by 10DB, and a Low Cut switch which cuts by 10dB at 20Hz.
The electronics doesn’t include any surface mount components, using instead low ESR electrolytic capacitors, and a unique FET circuit. This results in impressively low noise and extended HF characteristics. The U195 also boasts impressive headroom avoiding the harshness of other FET microphones while a large output transformer ensures a coherent signal across the full audio spectrum. As a result this microphone is capable to deal with really large dynamics.
Soundelux U195 cardoid condenser microphone main features:
Pattern: cardioid only
Frequency range: 10 Hz through 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 14 mV/Pa
Equivalent noise: 23 dB unweighted; 12 dB “A” weighted
Signal to Noise Ratio: 71 dB unweighted; 82 dB “A” weighted
Maximum SPL: 125 dB @ 0.5%
Impedance: 50 ohms
Dynamic range: 115 dB
Capsule size: 1 inch in diameter
Dimensions: 2.09 by 7.7 inches (5.3 by 19.5 cm)
Weight: 1.75 pounds
Power consumption: 0.5 mA @ 48 vdc
Power supply: phantom-powered, user provided
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