EXTRA-LARGE DIAPHRAGM TUBE CONDENSER
The Lauten Audio Eden LT-386 is the pinnacle of Lauten Audio’s microphone designs — three distinct tube microphones packed into a single, hand-finished brass enclosure and topped with a nickel-plated crown. This custom-crafted work of art is equipped with Lauten Audio’s exclusive 38mm capsule, Multi-voicing® circuitry, and harmonic sound shaping for an unparalleled breadth of timbres that makes picking the perfect microphone as easy as flipping a switch. From smoky and warm to modern and open, the Eden offers a vast expanse of effortlessly accessible sonic possibilities, unlike any other microphone.
Eden LT-386 at a glance
• Designed for the most discerning ears in the business
• Multi-voicing switch for three distinct timbres
• Vocal shaping high-pass filter
• Kick-drum shaping high-pass filter
• Switchable patterns on the microphone
• Stunning appearance, built to the hilt, refined character
Pattern switching on the microphone
The polar pattern switch gives recordists the option of choosing between Cardioid, Omnidirectional, or Figure-8 polar patterns. Having the pattern switch on the microphone, rather than the power supply, allows you or the artist to quickly and easily make your selection. Although not as common today, we were inspired by the most admired classics when we decided to put this feature on the microphone itself.
Vocal and Kick-drum shaping high-pass filters
Next up we have our unique 2-stage, high-pass filters we call “Kick-shaper” and “Vocal-shaper”. These filters are uniquely tuned to shape the low-end for two of the most commons trouble areas. In its default position, there is no high-pass. Stage one, or the middle position, is the “Kick-shaper”; as you can probably guess, this was specifically designed for kick drums. With its very steep cut of the low-end, it removes excess boominess that might actually take away from a big-sounding kick. But feel free to try it on toms, vocals, guitars, etc. Moving the switch to stage 2, or the bottom position is the “Vocal-shaper” which is designed to clean up your vocal tracks for an amazingly smooth and classic sound. Of course, it will be useful for many more sources as well.
ONE OF A KIND CAPSULE CUSTOM-CRAFTED 38MM CAPSULE
The capsule of a microphone captures music’s most meaningful moments and converts them into electricity with relentlessly unforgiving results. Our precision-crafted 38mm capsule is one of the largest in the world — one of a kind super-transducer tuned by hand to capture the spirit, soul, and wonder of performance with unprecedented authenticity and realism.
AN ELEGANT, FLEXIBLE, AND MIX-READY SOUND THAT RIVALS HISTORY’S MOST COVETED TUBE MICROPHONES
In addition to the warmth and color derived from an aged EF806 tube, the Eden is also equipped with a custom-wound, US-made output transformer that puts the finishing touches on every sound that passes through its copper windings.
SPECIFICATIONS & DIAGRAMS
PRESSURE GRADIENT TUBE CONDENSER
CARDIOID / OMNIDIRECTIONAL / FIGURE-8
20HZ – 20KHZ
0.5% THD @1000HZ: 130DB
16MV/PA OR -36±2DB ODB=1V/PA 1KHZ
5-PIN XLR (PSU TO MICROPHONE) AND 3-PIN XLR (PSU TO PREAMP)
CERAKOTE (CERAMIC) AND NICKEL
• Custom cable
• Custom power supply
• Custom Hardcase
• Suspension mount