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The Soyuz 017 FET condenser represents the modern embodiment of the big, classic sound so highly prized in vintage microphones. All Soyuz microphones are like the finest musical instruments and works of art, completely handmade and enable detail to be captured with stunning depth, warmth, and a silky transparency in the upper frequencies. These sonic traits inherent to the 017’s design, allow it to highlight the subtle nuances of sources like vocals and strings while accurately capturing complex instruments with difficult transients across the entire frequency spectrum. 

 

The 017 FET features a cardioid capsule with a gold-sputtered, hand-tuned 34mm diaphragm; an omni-directional capsule is currently available, with additional patterns in development. As with all Soyuz microphones, the 017 FET is completely handmade: bodies and capsules are manually machined, transformers are wound in-house, and all wiring is true point-to-point.

 

The 017 Series mics have quickly become the go-to vocal microphone of such artists as Coldplay, Radiohead, Shawn Mendes, Paramore, and many others. Well-known producers and engineers who have adopted it include Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck), Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Lumineers, Lady Gaga), Sylvia Massy (Prince, Johnny Cash), and Butch Walker (Pink, Green Day, Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne) and many more.

 

The engineers at Soyuz have spent decades studying, servicing, and building classic microphones; this unique pool of knowledge, craft and skill – combined with the ears of numerous musicians, producers and audio engineers – has culminated in the creation of the 017 Series’ custom S17 capsule.  Featuring a gold-sputtered, hand-tuned 34mm diaphragm, the S17 is loosely based on the original K67 capsule developed in 1960. Far from creating another clone of a classic, Soyuz has further developed the design, modifying its assembly and tuning. The result, when paired with Soyuz’s original schematic, is unique – and uniquely musical.

 

The 017 FET is a perfect complement to any source needing a three-dimensional sound and captured in a way that already feels finished. The additional -20db in-line pad provides extra versatility for louder sources like guitar amps and close mic’d percussion. With its open top-end, smooth mid-range, powerful – yet balanced – low-end, and remarkably robust build quality, the 017 is destined to be the future benchmark of that elusive mixture of accuracy and sonic flattery that has sent vintage prices soaring.

 

Features:

  • 100% handmade in Russia;

  • Proprietary toroidal transformer;

  • 34mm gold sputtered diaphragm capsule;

  • -20db in-line pad

  • Heavy duty shock mount; 

  • Custom simple hard-mount

  • Comes in a custom made oak suitcase.

 

Specs:

Type - Condenser FET microphone

Capsules- Two 34mm membranes (one gold sputtered);

Frequency Range- 20Hz/20kHz;

Polar Pattern - Cardioid (swappable) with optional omnidirectional capsule;

Sensitivity- 15mV/Pa;

Impedance- 200 Ohms;

SPL- 140 dB;

Equivalent Noise- 18 dB (a-weighted);

Power- 48V Phantom;

Size- 226mm length x 55mm diameter;

Weight- 930g;

Extras- wooden suitcase, shock mount, hard mount, -20db in-line pad

 

Soyuz 017 FET

C$3,479.00Price
This item is available to order. Contact us for an estimated delivery time.
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