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Lauten Audio has filled out the Series Black range with a pair of smalldiaphragm condensers.Mike Hillier is impressed…


Lauten Audio’s Series Black range is meant to provide an affordable and versatile microphone collection. Last summer we looked at the vacuum powered LA-320 microphone, and we were impressed with the forward mid-range presence of the mic, especially on electric guitar. The LA-120s we have on review now are from the same Series Black range as the LA-320, providing a stereo pair of small-diaphragm mics to go with the large-diaphragm LA-320 and LA-220 options. The LA-120 arrives in a cute wooden box. Inside are the two mics, a pair of cardioid capsules, a pair of omni-directional capsules, two mic clips and two foam windshields. To accompany the LA-120 mics Lauten Audio also provided us with a pair of LA-120 10dB attenuators, which are in-line pads available separately and designed to increase the max SPL of the LA-120 from 130 to 140dB SPL. The attenuators screw on to the mic body between the body and the capsule, increasing the length of the mic from 15.9cm to 18.4cm.

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