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.
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
Capable of withstanding a staggering 135dB of SPL without internal padding, the LS-308 is nearly impossible to overload. Capture the loudest sound sources reserved for dynamic microphones with ease.
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 PATTERNS - 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 - 150 OHMS
- SELF-NOISE LEVEL - 15DB-A
- SENSITIVITY - 10.5M/PA -46DBV (0DB=1V/PA 1KHZ)
- CONNECTOR - 3-PIN XLR
- POWER - REQUIRES 48V PHANTOM POWER