Soundelux U195 Studio FET Cardioid Microphone Inc. Swivel Mount
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 U 195 Studio FET Condenser Microphone 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