A Fantastic-sounding FET Condenser Mic!
The Lauten Audio FC-357 Clarion FET condenser microphone makes a great addition to any studio! Its selectable multiple patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8), gain and attenuation switches, FET circuitry, and included accessories make the FC-357 Clarion both classic-sounding and very versatile. Great for everything from vocals to instrument miking to overhead use, this large-diaphragm mic offers low-noise operation for today’s exacting digital recording requirements.
THREE-WAY GAIN STAGING
Extending the versatility of the Clarion is a three-position gain switch. The +10dB selection is ideal for use with quiet sound sources and consumer-grade audio interfaces where more character from the microphone itself is desired. The -10dB selection is useful when more color and saturation from a high-end preamp is desired, or when paired with very loud sounds. Set to 0, the output of the Clarion is at its default output selection.
Lauten Audio FC-357 Clarion Large-diaphragm, multi-pattern FET Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
- Classic FET sound with a modern touch
- A stellar addition to any mic locker
- Quality internal components
Classic FET sound with a modern touch
The FC-357 Clarion blends classic and modern FET sound. It features a uniquely tuned frequency response that produces the smooth natural character found in classic FET condenser microphones with a touch of smooth modern airiness. Lauten Audio’s engineers paid careful attention to remove any harsh character often found in modern FET condenser microphones, so what you get is a classic-sounding and very versatile mic.
A stellar addition to any mic locker
The FC-357 Clarion has the features you need to achieve the sound you want. The unique three-position attenuation and gain switch offers you powerful recording options with no adverse distortion. The +10dB gain switch, which boosts the microphone’s output, makes it less dependent on preamps to achieve excellent sound. Alternatively, leave the gain switch at its default, or use the -10dB pad to reduce the microphone’s output and use the gain on your preamp to get more preamp character. The -10dB pad also makes this mic great for recording very loud sound sources.
The FC-357 Clarion also has three selectable polar pattern options: omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8. With three polar patterns you can tackle any recording technique. Finally, the heavy-duty shock mount reduces external vibrations in any environment.
Quality internal components
Using a custom-designed 1.11″ (28.25mm) dual diaphragm capsule, the FC-357 Clarion lets you capture sources very accurately. The electronics include a low-noise FET and custom-wound output transformer that work together to provide you with an authentic and classic sound with a modern touch.
- Cardioid, omni, and figure-8 polar pattern switch
- +10dB gain switch
- -10dB attenuation switch
- Low-noise FET
- High-resolution capacitors
- Heavy duty shock mount included
- Circuit: Solid-state low-noise FET
- Type: Pressure gradient condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-8
- Freq. Response: 25Hz-20KHz
- Dynamic Range: 120dB minimum
- Impedance: < 200 ohms
- Max. SPL: 0.5%THD@1000Hz: 130dB
- Self-noise level: < 15dB(A)
- Sensitivity: 16mV/Pa OR -36+/-2dB 0dB=1V/Pa 1000Hz
- Connectors: 3-pin standard XLR
- Requires +48V phantom power