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Soundelux U99S

Soundelux is introducing the U99S ($3,250), a switchable version of its award-winning U99 microphone. Designed by David Bock, the U99S combines the performance of two high-grade tube condenser microphones in a single unit, giving users the choice of selecting “Normal” or “Brite” sonic signatures. In “Brite” mode, the U99S promises to deliver a more open high-end sound. “Normal” mode introduces a high-frequency roll-off that replicates the performance of the original vintage microphone.

The U99S employs the P99 true linear power supply, which is derived almost entirely from the original vintage technology. In addition, the unit features a German handmade, one-inch diameter dual-symmetrical backplate and a dual-membrane kk67 type capsule tensioned for warmth and clarity while avoiding the 5kHz rise that is common to some vintage microphones for producing a better midrange response.

The U99S is said to offer high gain, a flat midrange and a controlled and less dominant proximity effect. It was designed for a variety of applications, including vocals, acoustic instruments and percussion.

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