The Soyuz SU-017 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone delivers sound as rich, warm, and beautiful as its handcrafted, polished design suggests. Swappable capsules make this high performance microphone at home in a wide range of critical recording applications, from vocals to orchestral instruments.
The SU-017 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 SU-017 is completely handmade: bodies and capsules are manually machined, transformers are wound in-house, and all wiring is true point-to-point.
The SU-017 has quickly become the go-to vocal microphone of such artists as Coldplay, Radiohead, Shawn Mendes, the Lumineers, and Paramore, among 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, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne) and many more.
The SU-017 redefines the classic tube large diaphragm microphone. Soyuz' proprietary transformer, vintage tube, and handmade capsule work in concert to create a sound that is rich and balanced across the frequency spectrum, with a top end that is open and never harsh.
100% handmade in Russia;
34mm gold sputtered diaphragm capsule;
In-house wound transformer inside;
6ZH1P military grade pentode tube;
Optional capsule: omni;
Heavy duty shock mount;
Comes in a velvet-lined, hand-crafted Russian hardwood box.
Type- Tube condenser microphone
Capsule- Two 34mm membranes (one gold sputtered)
Frequency Range- 20Hz/20kHz
Polar Pattern- Cardioid (swappable) with optional omnidirectional and figure 8
Impedance- 270 Ohms
SPL -120 dB Equivalent Noise- 20 dB (a-weighted)
Tube Type- 6G1P
Power- Dedicated power supply- BP - 017
Size- 226mm length x 55mm diameter
included- wooden microphone box, power supply, 6 pin cable, shock mount, spare tube.