Soyuz 1973 FET Large-diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone - Silver

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Handcrafted in Russia, the Soyuz 023 Bomblet large-diaphragm FET condenser mic features a distinctive blend of clarity and colour that makes it ideal for capturing everything from drums to guitar amps.
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Soyuz 1973 FET Large-diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone - Silver

Large-diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone with Transformerless Design, 10/20dB Pad, and Internal Resonator - Silver

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Classic FET LDC Performance — for a Song

1973 was a very good year for pro audio. Fortified with amazing-sounding handwired consoles and microphones, the Golden Age of Analog was underway, and it would produce some of the most iconic recordings ever made. The Soyuz 1973 FET large-diaphragm condenser mic captures the sonic magic of this era in an innovative transformerless design that serves up sumptuous results on any source. Featuring the same capsule as Soyuz’s acclaimed 023 Bomblet, the 1973 FET leverages modern design and manufacturing techniques while remaining faithful to its moniker with a classic, mid-forward European sound that makes vocals and instruments come to life. That’s a lot to live up to, but the Soyuz 1973 FET delivers — and at a wallet-friendly price! Put one (or a stereo pair of them) to the test in your studio. You will be impressed.

Tracks that sit perfectly in the mix

They sit beautifully in the track without extensive processing to shoehorn them into an arrangement. (And they also tend to sound wonderful when soloed!) Harnessing the renowned sonic prowess of the first generation of FET (field-effect transistor) microphones, the Soyuz 1973 FET condenser enhances your recordings with this elusive quality without blowing a hole in your studio equipment budget. Ideal for capturing just about any source, its a workhorse studio mic you’ll reach for session after session. All in all, it’s a valuable addition to your mic locker, and a fabulous value — so much so that we know you’ll be tempted to buy two of them!

Double your value

Given its stellar performance and reasonable price tag, using two Soyuz 1973 FET microphones as a stereo pair is a no-brainer — which in no way negates this mic’s efficacy when used singly on acoustic guitar, drums, or really, any acoustic or electric instrument. Its durable housing and compact form factor make it perfect for capturing hard-to-reach sources in the studio and onstage, while its switchable 10/20dB pad lets you close-mike dimed guitar amps without fear of overload. Better still: double your value with a stereo pair. They’re supremely effective when deployed as drum overheads, room mics, or to capture a grand piano in glorious stereo. 

Eastern engineering, Western design

The Russian word “soyuz” means alliance, and it signifies the partnership that is the driving force behind Soyuz Microphones. In 2013, American vocalist David Arthur Brown and Russian entrepreneur Pavel Bazdyrev teamed up and launched a company to build world-class microphones in Russia — a country where less than five percent of small businesses last more than two years. Since then, thanks to their outstanding quality and sound, Soyuz microphones have gained a firm foothold in the industry and are being used by top engineers, producers, and artists.

What’s in your mic locker?

Among the most cherished assets of any world-class recording studio are its microphones. Take a peek in the mic locker and you will almost certainly find vintage European tube and FET models made in the 1950s, ’60s, or ’70s. The “human-touch” manufacturing methods and discrete handwired circuitry of that era yielded microphones with sonic characteristics that are distinctly different from modern computer-assisted designs. Built using a blend of old-school handcraftsmanship and state-of-the-art machining, Soyuz’s original tube and FET microphone designs — while not clones of vintage models — deliver the coveted sonic attributes associated with these classics along with modern precision and reliability. It’s truly the best of both worlds. So, what’s in your mic locker? The answer will determine the sound of your recordings.

Soyuz 1973 FET Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Proprietary Soyuz S23 capsule
  • Transformerless design
  • Hand-machined body and capsule
  • Custom-machined resonator minimizes undesirable resonance and plosives
  • Switchable 10/20dB pad
  • Available in matte black and polished silver finish

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